Newbie pfsense to ESxi question
Hi I am going to give ESxi or vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 a try and will install pfsense on it.
I have a dedicated hardware pfsense PC working fine and wish to import this directly to ESxi so is there a guide or method to import the hardware version pfsense over to the virtual ESxi ?
I am hoping I do not have to redo the entire pfsense set up again since it took a long time to configure it and do not want to alter settings !
you can use P2V to convert it to a VM and following the documentation on how to configure the nic and vswitch.
I've done this and it is super easy with pfSense.
Step 1: Backup your existing pfSense configuration (Diagnostics: Backup/restore)
Step 2: Build a fresh pfSense install from ISO on ESXi (https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/PfSense_2_on_VMware_ESXi_5).
Step 3: Get the new interface names for the ESXi install. Manually edit the backup file from the original install (very easy to see what to edit).
Step 4: Restore the edited file into the ESXi installation.
Step 5: Enjoy!
thanks guys will give it a bash and see how I get on !