Performance



  • I've installed pfsense on a dell 1750( 22.4G Xeon 512K cache / 2G ram / 2GE on board) for NAT testing.
    WAN bandwidth is 400Mbps.
    testing load now is about 10Mbps(in)+10Mbps(out), cpu at 10%-20%
    what's the top performance can this machine reach while stable?
    thanks



  • I hope you did search for info before posting or the bad ass pfsense bunny will jump at you :)

    If the nic's are intel and you are running beta 1.2 you shouldn't have any problem.

    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,4087.msg28786.html#msg28786

    For a performence test you can use netio or iperf



  • @coolgg:

    I've installed pfsense on a dell 1750( 22.4G Xeon 512K cache / 2G ram / 2GE on board) for NAT testing.
    WAN bandwidth is 400Mbps.
    testing load now is about 10Mbps(in)+10Mbps(out), cpu at 10%-20%
    what's the top performance can this machine reach while stable?

    You tell us. We don't have hardware that size to test, and requirements in a specific environment for a specific amount of bandwidth will differ greatly from one environment to another. I would guess it should do 400 Mbps with CPU to spare, but "it depends". CPU will likely be your first bottleneck so watch it while you're doing your testing.


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