Scalability



  • My question is will pfsense work in the following scenerios:

    1. Support a couple of thousand computers?  Is it robust enough on the right hardware?
    2. Support for multiple pfsense firewalls in a cluster for redundancy? I would like to setup two firewalls for redudancy having one of my DS3 going to one firewall and the other DS3 to another and do fail-over/load balancing between the two.

    I am very interested to see if anyone is using pfsense in a mid-size to large environment.

    stoney



  • [1]  Interesting post here http://m0n0.ch/wall/list/showmsg.php?id=308/11
    How much bandwidth is a DS3?
    [2]  failover, loadbalancing http://www.pfsense.com/mirror.php?section=tutorials/carp/carp-cluster-new.htm



  • @stoney88888:

    My question is will pfsense work in the following scenerios:

    1. Support a couple of thousand computers?  Is it robust enough on the right hardware?
    2. Support for multiple pfsense firewalls in a cluster for redundancy? I would like to setup two firewalls for redudancy having one of my DS3 going to one firewall and the other DS3 to another and do fail-over/load balancing between the two.

    I am very interested to see if anyone is using pfsense in a mid-size to large environment.

    stoney

    There are several people that use pfSense with users into the thousand range. With the right hardware pfSense can certainly handle a couple of thousand users.



  • Thanks for the posts.  DS3=45 mb we have two servicing the site.  Now it is a manual fail-over by switching cables.


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