Qlogic QLA2312/2342 as WAN



  • Hello guys,
                I'm really new on this thanks to all.
    I'm trying to build a firewall with PFSENSE 1.2.3 with this configuration.
    I got three NIC and one fiber HBA on a Core2duo with 2Gb RAM and a 250Gb Hard drive.
    I want to build this configuration

    HBA (as WAN)–-------NIC1 (as LAN)
                      |
                        ---------NIC2 (as OPT1)
                      |
                        ---------NIC3 (as OPT2)

    When I boot with PF cd I can install all perfect but when I want to choose Wich NIC Is LAN, WAN, OPT1, OPT2 and etc HBA does not in the list.
    Also If I go to Interfaces->Assing isn't on the list to choose?
    Could you help me or guide me?
    Thank you a lot!
    Pablo



  • pfSense 1.2.3 supports everything FreeBSD 7.2 supports.
    Did you take a look at their "supported hardware" liste?

    Can you post the output of dmesg?
    Even if the card isn't supported, there should be a message about it.



  • Hi, thanks for answer the qlogic it's on the supported hardware list.
    The dmesg is this

    isp0: <qlogic 2312="" isp="" pci="" fc-al="" adapter="">port 0x1200-0x12ff mem 0xf0d00000-0xf0d00fff irq 21 at device 9.0 on pci7
    firmware_get: failed to load firmware image isp_2300
    isp0: [ITHREAD]
    isp0: Board Type 2312, Chip Revision 0x2, resident F/W Revision 3.1.10
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 31.0 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0</isa></pci-isa></qlogic>



  • @pmcastilla:

    Hi, thanks for answer the qlogic it's on the supported hardware list.
    The dmesg is this

    isp0: <qlogic 2312="" isp="" pci="" fc-al="" adapter="">port 0x1200-0x12ff mem 0xf0d00000-0xf0d00fff irq 21 at device 9.0 on pci7
    firmware_get: failed to load firmware image isp_2300
    isp0: [ITHREAD]
    isp0: Board Type 2312, Chip Revision 0x2, resident F/W Revision 3.1.10
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 31.0 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0</isa></pci-isa></qlogic>

    Looks like you don't have the firmware installed.

    Check the manpage for the isp driver, it appears to have more detailed info.



  • Errmmm..

    This is not a Ethernet based card, this is a HBA for Fibre-channel storage attachment, like tapedrives and Diskarrays.

    Not exactly what you are trying to use it for :-)


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