valnar last edited by
Is anyone rolling a pfSense VM 'appliance' these days? Or is there a wiki on how to install the VMtools on 2.15?
KOM last edited by
There is no appliance, but you can install pfSense in a virtualized environment. I run it in production on ESXi 5.5. There was a recent post about VMware Tools here
danswartz last edited by
Same here. esxi 5.5 with pfsense 2.1.5 (64-bit). Did an install from ISO and tools via Open-VM-Tools package.
mattlach last edited by
(oh hi danswartz, Zarathustra[h] here from over at the [h])
pfSense "just works" for me in ESXi. Currently on 5.5U2, but been using it since the original 5.0 release.
The web interface has a simple installer for the Open-VM-Tools package.
Some people cringe at the thought of having a guest be your firewall, due to potentially added vulnerabilities, but I think that risk is relatively minor.
Even so, I have direct I/O forwarded a dual port intel NIC to my pfSense guest, to further minimize the risk of exposing the VMWare virtual network. (It also improved latencies a tiny bit)