Most efficient way to install pfsense on oracle virtualbox
vanhalen last edited by
I'm a newbie who just got my hands on pfsense firewall implementation. I don't have resources to spare a physical box for this and therefore I've got to do this on virtualbox.
I have been trying to narrow down a guide that describes the process of installing pfs on virtualbox but surprisingly there is only a very few out there. Approaches that are used in those guides also apparently quite different to one another. I will state below the areas that I seek knowledge on,
1. What is the best version of pfsense to install on a virtualbox. Please note that the host machine where the virtualbox app has been installed has the following HW configuration.
OS -Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit)
Interl core i3
Memory - 4GB
HDD space - Enough
I saw that some are recommending nanobsd version of pf on virtualbox. Should I go with that option or the corresponding live cd version?
2. How should I configure the n/w adapters on virtualbox for a set up like below?
my home network (192.168.1.0/24). I would call this WAN
DSL router - 192.168.1.1 host1 - 192.168.1.14
my lan network (172.25.95.0/24). This I like to have under virtualbox guests.
host2 - 172.25.95.10
I'd prefer to configure my pf's lan & wan interfaces as follows.
em0 - 192.168.1.254/24 (WAN) em1 - 172.25.95.1/24 (LAN)
Please share your inputs good people Im sure it will help not only me but whole bunch of newbies like me.
Many thanks in advance
gderf last edited by
Why not try using the Pre-Built OVA files for Virtual Machines?