Open Compute PFSense Build, Maybe a little overkill ?

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  1. Klee

    Klee Well-Known Member

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    Open Compute Server one node PFSense firewall build.


    1 WiWynn Open Compute server node running latest PFSense
    Cpu's 2x Xeon E5-2603 four core, 1.8 GHz, no Turbo Boost, no Hyperthreading.
    8 x 1 Gb Hynix 8500 ecc ram
    1 x 80 Gb Samsung hard drive.

    8 threads and 8 gigs of ram should be plenty for a home network firewall, well probably overkill.

    Well it will be more than enough to run what I will need it for.

    Pic, kind of redundant since everyone knows what one of these looks like....:D



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    At first it did not want to display video, well these things can be finicky to mess with. I had to reset the bios and try another video card in the top slot only to get a display.

    I need to get a Intel 1G pci-e nic to for more options, maybe a pfsense high availability CARP cluster?

    Yea kind of overkill.

    So im installing now.

    And yes I know not the most power efficient setup.
     
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    Does not like UEFI install, seemed to install fine but no booting from the hard drive.

    Rebooting to do a legacy install.
     
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    Legacy install seems to be the one to use.
     
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    :) (overkill)¹ºººº
     
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