pfSense on Server 2016 Hyper-v, what do you use for autostop

  • I have gotten my pfsense to run as a vm on Server 2016 Hyper-V today and it seems to be working ok now.

    Question I have is, when the host machine is restarted, I assumed that the pfsense VM would be saved, and when it came back up it would be in the state it was before. However, from the run time, it seems that the pfsense was rebooted.

    Should I change the autostop from the default "save" to "shutdown"?

    Is there a way to see if the pfsense VM was not shutdown properly?

  • @isaacfl Running on 2012R2, I use Shutdown. In the past I had tried Save, but I think I was getting a panic and crash before it saved and the disk would come up dirty. I would need to restore a checkpoint. Shutdown seems to work fine, though when host reboots are required, I do a manual shutdown from the H-V Manager first, and Always Start. On reasonable hardware, there's not too much time required to cold boot. HTH

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