Sweet small device for pfsense?
Features and specifications listed by Lanner for the FW-7872 include:
* Processor – 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo T7400, 2.0GHz Core Duo T2500, or 1.86GHz Celeron M 440
* Memory -- Up to 4GB of RAM via two SO-DIMM slots
* Display -- VGA output, or serial console
* Storage -- Up to two 2.5-inch hard disk drives internally, two external, plus CompactFlash Type II slot
* Networking -- 4 gigabit Ethernet ports, plus optional fifth 10/100 port for IP KVM option
* Other I/O:
o 4 x USB (two front, two rear)
o 1 x serial (for console)
o 4 x SATA (two internal, two external)
o Mini-PCI slot
o OPMA connector for optional IAC-AST100 IPMI card
o CompactFlash Type II slot
* Operating temperature -- 0 to 40 deg. C
* Power requirements -- n/s, but uses dual DC power supplies with locking connectors
* Dimensions -- 13.2 x 8.5 x 1.7 inches (335 x 215 x 44mm)
* Weight -- 13.2 pounds (6kg)
Looks pretty sweet to me.
I actually bought a FW-7520 from Lanner recently and it's a perfect pfSense machine. 1Ghz Celeron M with 4xIntel 1Gbps and 1xIntel 100Mbps.
Anyone have a price on a celeron unit?
The FW-7520B that I bought a few months ago was $430 + tax + S/H directly from Lanner.
I've been very happy with it. It's compact, runs on 12v, and has plenty of CPU. I've been able to push 30MB/s between 2 of the interfaces with no problems. No special setup was needed. I just installed 1.2.3-rc2 on a CF card and booted it. The only out of the norm thing I've done is a few tweaks to get CPU power management running. If you are in a decently ventilated area (i.e. not an enclosed cabinet inside a wall like my install), then you shouldn't need to worry about it. The machine is a bit on the pricy side, but well worth the money if you want to do >100Mbps.