Need hardware requirements for pfsense with multiple packages



  • Hi all. This is my first post. I currently have a pfsense box with a G4620 Kaby Lake Dual-Core 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 and 8gb of RAM. Pfsense is running as a vm on top of Proxmox.

    This build was intentionally cheap so that I could see if I liked pfsense. I would now like to upgrade the build to run the following packages and features:

    Pfblockerng
    An outgoing vpn client
    A vpn server
    Suracta or Snort
    Ntop
    Netdata (a fun package that lets you monitor all kinds of activity)

    What hardware do I need to make everything run smoothly? I think that Proxmox gives an additional 2gb of overhead.

    Thanks


  • Netgate Administrator

    I would expect it to run fine on that hardware even as a VM.

    What bandwidth do you expect to see through it? How much of that needs to be encrypted?

    Steve