Pfsense 2.2.6 on Proxmox 3.4-6: Network troughput problem



  • Hello Pfsense Community,

    im running a pfsense installation on proxmox virtualisation.

    Pfsense is up to date: 2.2.6

    Pfsense Settings:

    • Enable device polling
    • Disable hardware checksum offload
    • Disable hardware TCP segmentation offload
    • Disable hardware large receive offload

    I use virtio network devices (10GB)
    2 Core and 10GB RAM
    CPU is on both systems: qemu64
    Proxmox: version 3.4-6
    In another VM im running FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE-amd64.

    The Problem is the troughput with pfsense. I test the troughput from pfsense to my linux vm or FreeBSD Testsystem to

    FreeBSD Testsystem: 1.42Gbits/sec
    Pfsense: 73.9 Mbits/sec

    Same Problem with the internet connection. From WAN: 150Mbit and with Pfsense only 90Mbit. :(

    My first idea was, that it is a FreeBSD Problem, but since i tested the used FreeBSD Version im sure that this is a pfsense problem.

    Any ideas, any tips ?



  • Problem fixed: Upgrade Proxmox to new Version: 4.1 … due to newer virtio driver. Pfsense cannot good with old one.



  • @afloria:

    Problem fixed: Upgrade Proxmox to new Version: 4.1 … due to newer virtio driver. Pfsense cannot good with old one.

    Can I ask what type of throughput you are seeing now, and at what CPU loads?