Migrating PFsense VM to new ESXi host, any tips?



  • Hello all,

    I'm rather new to PFsense, but I've enjoyed the learning i've had t odo and it seems like a very capable firewall.

    That being said I have been tasked with moving an existing VM Pfsense to a new host. The migration should be simple enough in VCenter but I don't know of any considerations I should have about the firewall. The new hardware does have four NICs so I should be able to assign it one for WAN and one for LAN easily enough.

    Thanks in advance for any replies!



  • It should be easy.  vMotion it to the new host and you're done.  You didn't give much info other than that you're moving it, so I can't be any more specific.



  • Like Kom said,
    vMotion is the solution on your vCenter,
    you can also Zip the VMX files and export them to a HDD and import them to the new Host.

    but VMotion is the easy solution



  • Sorry for the late reply!

    I do appreciate the replies posted thus far and it appears (on the surface) that it will be straightforward providing I assign the 2 Wan and 1 Lan physical ports correctly to the VM and such.


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