Installation and setup



  • Hi Im new at pfsense please advise me regarding my installation and setup., I want to have a Windows Server 2012 as my host OS and then will setup exchange server 2013 and configure Active Directory (AD DS) as virtual using hyper V., what should i do first install the host OS then setup and install PFSENSE? then virtualize exhange and AD DS? Im confuse what should i do first any advise or tutorial on how will i achieved this setup? i will be using he freeBSOD 64bit. anyone please help :)


  • Netgate Administrator

    So you're going to run pfSense as a VM in Hyper-V along side some other VMs?
    That can be done. I've not tried it myself but it reportedly works fine with 2012 and paravirtulaized drivers.

    Steve



  • Hi! actually i'll run pfsense with the host OS (Windows Server 2012) my VM machine will also run Windows server 2012 but will configure exchange server 2013 and AD DS separately with 2 VM.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Ok, so that's no different.
    Install the Host OS then setup the pfSense VM. Then install your other VMs and configure the virtual network as necessary to pass the traffic through the pfSense VM.

    Steve



  • Thank you for replies, appreciate it. will update what will happen after :) Thanks!



  • Hi! stephenw10 is it possible to install PFSense directly to my Host-OS and not in a VM? I tried installing it to my Host-OS but can't continue due to an error:

    'mfi0: COMMAND 0xfffffe0000afa4a8 TIMEOUT AFTER 1077 SECONDS'

    it display only that in the screen just adding up the number of seconds after sometime.



  • @papotz:

    Hi! actually i'll run pfsense with the host OS (Windows Server 2012) my VM machine will also run Windows server 2012 but will configure exchange server 2013 and AD DS separately with 2 VM.

    I can't answer your question, but I was a little surprised by this.  Are your sure you want to run your ADDC, Excchange Server, and pfSense on the same physical machine?  MSDN and Technet forums are full of warnings against doing such a thing, even under virtualization.  Perhaps you are a developer doing this on purpose as a laboratory environment, but for actual deployment you might want to reconsider your provisioning strategy.  I am setting up a similar arrangement, but using a separate physical box dedicated as my ADDC.


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