PfSense 2.1 - 200+ VLANS and slow booting



  • I recently deployed version 2.1 for the first time at a location where I have 200+ VLANS. In the past, I have used version 2.0.3 without issue in a similar configuration. Upon reboot, pfSense was taking an unusually long time to boot so I connected a monitor and found it was taking about 20 seconds per interface with - "Configuring OPTXXX." At this rate, it would have taken well over an hour to boot. Puzzled, I loaded pfSense version 2.0.3 and set up the same configuration. Version 2.0.3 boots in about a minute with the same amount of interfaces. Any thoughts?