Will An Installation of pfSense CE 2.5.1 be upgradable to pfSense Plus?
I'm planning to install pfSense CE on compatible hardware in a few days time. I'm wondering if I'll be able to upgrade directly from pfSense CE to pfSense Plus, when it becomes available for custom built hardware? Ideally I hope it's possible to migrate without a full reinstallation.
Are there any things I should take into consideration for this future migration? As an example my hardware doesn't have a CPU with the AES-NI instruction set. Will this be a road block to a seamless transition?
Thank you for your time I appreciate it.
See FAQ 11 at the end of the blog post announcing Plus.
AES-NI was planned as a requirement for 2.5 but they removed that requirement a couple of years ago (look for that in the blog archive).
@steveits Alright I'll take a look.
@steveits Thank you for that link. I did see before that pfsense CE had dropped the AES-NI requirement.
I know that pfSense Plus will be available on 3rd party hardware. I'm curious if a direct upgrade from pfSense CE to pfSense Plus is possible or if a reinstallation is the only option I have.
Yes, it should be possible to upgrade directly without re-installing once the pieces are all in place.
@stephenw10 That is such awesome news! Thank you for answering my question. I look forward to being able to migrate to pfSense Plus. :)
Thanks again Stephenw10.