AES-NI CPU Crypto: Yes (inactive)



  • My Dashboard via the System Information reports that:
    CPU Type Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU E3845 @ 1.91GHz
    4 CPUs: 1 package(s) x 4 core(s)
    AES-NI CPU Crypto: Yes (inactive)

    I have upgraded my hardware to have a cpu that will support AES-NI in anticipation of future upgrades.

    My PfSense is as current as it can be (2.4.3-RELEASE-p1) should I be concerned about the "inactive" Crypto or is this to be expected until v2.4.5 arrives?



  • @rbrtpfsense
    Do you have it turned on in System/Advanced/Miscellaneous



  • @rbrtpfsense No you should not be concerned. This only indicates that you have not turned it on (Active) If you use EAS-NI crypto engine in your ipsec, then switch it on if needed. It's informative status of cryptoengine usage.