I was wondering if anyone had built a PF-Sense server and used a iSCSI storage instead of a local hard drive.
AFAIK native support for iSCSI didn't appear until FreeBSD 7.0.
I was looking a purchasing nic that had the iSCSI suppot in it. It would connect on startup and it would show up as a avaiable hd. what are your thoughts based on that info?
Personally, I think it's a bad idea (hey, you asked ;) ).
You've just taken a self-contained system that's critical to your connectivity, and made it reliant on an external system and your network infrastructure. The odds of something going wrong just went sharply up.
strictly for experimentation. Being able to have different iSCSI volumes defined for a single test machine and the ablitilty to change quickly based on what you are working on.
Ah, now that makes sense and I can see the value in a test environment. I use VMWare much the same way (with all the security issues it brings).