Sandvine PTS 8210 converted to run pfSense



  • I bought a Sandvine PTS 8210 from eBay and cannot login to the console as I don't know the previous owner's login/password via terminal. Already built one pfSense box with all new parts but the PTS has ram, hdd, dual SFP optical card, dual GBe, and x2 xeon cpu's installed and was wondering if it is compatible with pfSense/FreeBSD.



  • The only clue is try it out, thats the only thing I really think about.



  • I will try it out today. Spoke with Sandvine today and they won't support recovering the login or reinstalling it as I am not a corporate customer. So I have a dual xeon box to play with now!



  • @JohnH:

    I will try it out today. Spoke with Sandvine today and they won't support recovering the login or reinstalling it as I am not a corporate customer. So I have a dual xeon box to play with now!

    The most peoples expect that pfSense should or must be running on their hardware, related to the circumstance
    that this device is based on supported hardware, like you with the both Intel Xeon CPUs! But there fore and also
    the BIOS of this machine must be matching FreeBSD where pfSense is based on, and this will be so often forgotten
    by the most peoples. As an example: Lanner FW-88995 would be really matching good for pfSense to build a really
    big router or firewall, but the BIOS is not accepting pfSense to install!



  • Password recovery procedure is well described in the manual. Feel free to PM me your email address and I will send you the manual.