What hardware can pfSense run on?

Current versions of pfSense software are compatible with 64-bit (amd64, x86-64) architecture hardware and Netgate ARM-based firewalls. Alternate hardware architectures such as Raspberry Pi, other Non-Netgate ARM devices, PowerPC, MIPS, SPARC, etc. are not supported.

What is the best hardware for pfSense?

Minimum OPNsense hardware requirements

CPU 1.0 GHz dual core
RAM 2GB
NICs minimum 2 Intel network adapters
Storage 4GB SD card (SSD preferred)

Can pfSense run on AMD?

Version 2.4 of pfsense requires a 64bit AMD architecture to install and run. So the first task is to confirm that these machines support the 64bit AMD architecture. About half way down the page there’s an entry that says Intel 64 = YES.

What devices can I install pfSense on?

Editor’s Note: This article was last updated on 9/12/2021

  1. pfSense hardware requirements.
  2. First Choice: Protectli Vault 4 Port Mini PC.
  3. Second Choice: Qotom Mini ITX Q330G4 Intel Core i3.
  4. Third Choice: Zotac Zbox CI329.
  5. Fourth Choice: Netgate models.
  6. Fifth Choice: GEEK+ Mini PC.
  7. Sixth Choice: AWOW Mini PC.

How much RAM do I need for OPNsense?

Component selection

Scope of application Equipment
Network throughput (Mbps) RAM
Reasonable (OPNsense standard features, all functions can be used, but possibly only for fewer users or lower loads) 151 – 350 1 GB
Recommended (OPNsense standard functions, meets most use cases) 350 – 750+ 4 GB

How much RAM do you need for pfSense?

pfSense Hardware Requirements and Guidance

General Requirements:
Minimum CPU – 500 Mhz RAM – 512 MB
Recommended CPU – 1 Ghz RAM – 1 GB
Requirements Specific to Individual Platforms:
Full Install CD-ROM or USB for initial installation 1 GB hard drive

What OS does OPNsense use?

FreeBSD
OPNsense is an open source, FreeBSD-based firewall and routing software developed by Deciso, a company in the Netherlands that makes hardware and sells support packages for OPNsense. It is a fork of pfSense, which in turn was forked from m0n0wall, which was built on FreeBSD.

What kind of hardware is compatible with pfSense?

Current versions of pfSense software are compatible with 64-bit (amd64, x86-64) architecture hardware and Netgate ARM-based firewalls. Alternate hardware architectures such as Raspberry Pi, other Non-Netgate ARM devices, PowerPC, MIPS, SPARC, etc. are not supported.

Can you get pfSense plus with Netgate global support?

What’s more, eligible pfSenseĀ® Plus hardware purchases from the store can be bundled with Netgate Global Support. The following outlines the best practices for choosing the appliance best suitable for your environment. Most features do not factor into hardware sizing, although a few will have a significant impact on hardware utilization:

Why are network cards so important to pfSense?

Selection of network cards (NICs) is often the single most important performance factor in your setup. Inexpensive NICs can saturate your CPU with interrupt handling, causing missed packets and your CPU to be the bottleneck. A quality NIC can substantially increase system throughput.