10Gbe with C2758 hardware questions



  • So I'm going to change my setup a bit.. costly one…

    I'm replacing my 4port Gb pcie Supermicro card with one of the 2 port 10Gbe cards and use that into my 2960x switch.  I want pfsense to still do all the intervlan routing and firewall rules, otherwise ya I would have gone putting static routes on my Cisco switch.

    Can the 2758 handle the 10gbe throughput?  Not really going to have much concurrent 1Gb transfers between vlans but if any event, I don't want the total throughput of pfsense to be the limiting factor.  Anyone have any experience?

    FYI here's what I have:

    https://store.pfsense.org/C2758/

    I want to get this to replace the 4xgbit card

    https://store.pfsense.org/Chelsio-T520-SO-CR/

    Or something similar like intel card or whatever.  Doesn't matter, as long as it's 10Gbe and goes into the SFP+ ports in my Cisco switch.  Will make a LACP Lagg of course.



  • I'm guessing since they sell this: http://store.pfsense.org/XG-2758/

    The processor can handle 10Gbe fine…?



  • If you have a C2758 1U appliance it could not be strange to test then the new Chelsio NIC out!!!
    Perhaps one prt will fit your needs and the LAG (LACP) is not really needed.

    The best bet related to the better driver support as an Intel 10 GbE NIC would be the Chelsio
    at this time it would be my first choice pending on this better driver support. You could fully
    offload the entire VLAN handling by using this Chelsio NIC. Would be nice as I see it.

    The processor can handle 10Gbe fine…?

    If not, they would not sell the XG-2758 appliance but no one knows what they have
    tuned or pimped or customized for getting a smooth and liquid working 10 GbE network
    This only can be answered from the pfSense developers or driver guys that where fiddling
    it out or was creating the appliance.

    https://store.pfsense.org/C2758/

    I want to get this to replace the 4xgbit card

    https://store.pfsense.org/Chelsio-T520-SO-CR/

    Fine thing, so you could save your configuration and try it out, the Chelsio might be configured
    to fully offload the entire VLANs. And before I would not try out anything likes a LAG (LAG) to
    be sure that the LAG is not the issue maker if something is not really working.

    Or something similar like intel card or whatever.  Doesn't matter, as long as it's 10Gbe and goes into the SFP+ ports in my Cisco switch.  Will make a LACP Lagg of course.

    Go with the Chelsio one, it is not more expensive then another 10 GbE NIC but is better driver supported.

    If nothing goes, or something can´t fiddled out by yours, I really don´t know your budget and the rest of
    your network set up or pfSense usage, but then I would hold the Chelsio NIC and sell the C2758 1U appliance
    at the time where one of the new Intel Xeon D-15x8 boards are out and available. They can handle 10 GbE
    connections with ease. There are three launching dates for the Intel Xeon D-1500 platforms and also three
    greater acting fields and 4 more detailed acting in fields! So you could also have a dedicated look on this
    platforms if nothing goes really as expected. One of this appliances is not so far away from the price for
    one XG-2758. But then you might be getting more choices then now, for nearly the same price.