PFsense on VMware with 3 NIC's, can this be done?!



  • I have a dell poweredge 1600sc server, with dual 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon processors and 4 GB ram,

    I installed 2 NIC's in it, the server still have its own NIC which is integrated, so theres a total of 4 Network interfaces

    What is the best way to get pfsense running on this box to use as a firewall, and load balancer?

    I think i need to run both my modems into the NIC's, and then use the third card as LAN, and run it into the switch.

    Ill draw a pic in a few minutes!

    Thanks!

    UPDATE Heres an image



  • I don't see why not. Should work fine.



  • Hi I have a setup using vmware server 2.0 with two NIC's, on the WAN make sure you untick the TCP/IP option within windows so the only box ticked is the bridge for vmware the LAN side I share the same network card for windows and pfsense with no problems all depends on how much traffic you have over your LAN.

    cheers,

    Paul  ;)


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