Pfsense handling 90 units
Good day!I have an internet cafe with 90 units. Currently everything is fine on our existing router (not pf). Load balancing 5 ISP for games, and 3 more ISP for surfing. My problem is the 3 surfing ISP is failing every now and then within the day. Plus the router cant load balance them since its already load balancing the IPS for games. I decided to add pfsense into the network to handle the surfing plus web cache. So I assemble a PC with 4 LAN ports (3 ISP, 1 Local). I installed pfsense on virtualbox.
The cache and internet is working fine. Then all of a sudden you cant browse anymore. You have to refresh a few times before the page actually loads, and once a page loads on a browser tab its should work perfectly but if you open the same page on a different tab the same problem occurs again.
Intel i7 920 (1st gen i7)
2x gigabit built in
2x gigabit lan card
500 gb hdd
I have a few question:
1. Is it a wrong idea to install pfsense on virtualbox? (I have set the CPU power to 100%, virtual features on bios enabled and only 1GB ram shared)
2. Is the traffic too much for a single gigabit port? (but the existing router is currently fine with all the isp's and the 90 units)
3. Or is there something wrong with how I setup pfsense? (all i did was load balance them. all isp on tier1 and on high latency trigger. then installed squid for the web cache)
You run out of ressources on the cache.
Try and disable it and see if it occurs again.
Are you losing the ISP connections? What's in the Gateways log.
Load balancing and failover work, but they're not instant and seamless. You lose the existing states on a gateway when a it fails, which would explain having to reload after a failover happens.
What do you mean by resources? If its the hard drive, I dont think so. Since I just added pfsense into the network. The HDD doesnt contain anything at the moment and I just set 128mb for the ram cache.
Nope all 3 IPS are working fine. I was monitoring the graphs and all 3 isp are running. ill have to check the logs tomorrow. I already left the place.
128mb is not much for an internet café….
I run 2GB for my homenetwork.