Hyper-V 2012 R2 - pfsense 2.2 RC interface speed question



  • hello people,

    I just installed the rc of pfsense 2.2 in a hyper v 2012 r2 hosted vm, and i'm happy that i can now forget the legacy network adapters. thanks for that.

    my question is following:
    I wanted to check the interface speed (10base,100base,1000base), but I can't find it neither on the dashboard nor on status -> interfaces page.

    where can I find it now?
    I would be glad, if somebody could help me!

    many thanks in advance!

    Florian



  • Hyper-V 2012r2 network speed is 10Gbps to VMs, the speed to pfSese might be a bit slower since freebsd works with an older version of the hyper-v driver for the network card.

    One thing that I have noticed with this is that the speed is very dependant on CPU speed for Hyper-V. If I have understod things correct. The pfSense team will work together with MS after the 2.2 release to solve this.



  • thank you for the replay falumas!



  • @falumas:

    Hyper-V 2012r2 network speed is 10Gbps to VMs, the speed to pfSese might be a bit slower since freebsd works with an older version of the hyper-v driver for the network card.

    One thing that I have noticed with this is that the speed is very dependant on CPU speed for Hyper-V. If I have understod things correct. The pfSense team will work together with MS after the 2.2 release to solve this.

    Given the conversations I've had with Microsoft, and presentation from them, my understanding is that we're running something quite recent.  Microsoft's current focus on FreeBSD is enhancements to Vmbus and storage for HyperV.  These went in 6 days ago: https://github.com/FreeBSDonHyper-V/freebsd/commit/926c32128af7e987669acfd399bddc653783d516  and I didn't think it was worthwhile to put them in now, especially when the impact for pfSense won't be that visible.


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