Supermicro SYS-5018A-LTN4 for last Pfsense ?

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  1. Khampol

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    What are your must have features?

    The system you linked to uses DDR3, which should be cheap but limited to 16GB. You have a decent amount of drive expansion available. Includes out of band management. Unit price of $450-$500.

    An equivalent system is the Netgate SG-5100. Has 4 cores, includes RAM and MMC. Has 6 Intel network ports. Price of $699

    If I were buying a firewall I would look for a used SYS-200 or SYS-300. That would give me more than enough headroom to run IDS/IPS, VPN, and Squid.
     
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  3. Khampol

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    Nothing very big. Just pfsense, snort, ntop would be very enough.
    Actually our old system have "only" 8Gb and widely enough (less than 12% used).
    Btw this one include 4C too.

    D'OH!

    Oh.. Forget to tell that I already have spare parts as RAM 32Gb and a dual card Lan.
     
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    The c3558 "newer version" than linked works fine
     
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  5. Khampol

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    Which one ?
     
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    Sorry was on phone and posting items to sell and forgot to list it.
    SYS-5019A-FTN4 and it's a 3758
     
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  7. Khampol

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    Ok see it but our choice will be even better and bigger :D:D:D ....

    Here for our new gateway of defense :

    SM SYS-5018D-MF ( + 8Gb ram and a Xeon E3-1240LV3 ). I add also Intel Ethernet Server Adapter x4 LAN, and last but not least i will use SSD (x2 in case of...)

    Eh voila!
     
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    Presently building out an dual cpu 2667v3 or 2670v2 to replace current setup.
    Look at the zfs in pfsense, its been working great.
     
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  9. Khampol

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    A dual ... Not too much for Pfsense ?

    For ours I finally make a build with a very low energy consume as Xeon E3-1220LV2 (17W) + 8 Gb ram + SM DOM ssd 16Gb. Which is widely enough for us. (SuperServer 5017C-MF).
    ... But still waiting for the quad ethernet card ...
     
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