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Does anyone use the pfSense VM appliance? I was thinking about getting rid of my current mITX Untangle router and just run a VR within WHS.
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I was looking at it myself. Today oddly enough. But, can you run a VM within WHS?
    
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Originally Posted by killabytes;13957676 
I was looking at it myself. Today oddly enough. But, can you run a VM within WHS?


I don't see why not? It is just Windows Server 2003 (or 2008 R2).

I think I installed VMWare before on WHS.
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Why not run Untangle on a VM?

I am going to check this out though, I really want to get something up and running for the office.
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Originally Posted by LiLChris;13957732 
Why not run Untangle on a VM?

I am going to check this out though, I really want to get something up and running for the office.
pfSense is lighter and already has a VMware appliance: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/PfSense_VMware_Appliance
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13957773 
pfSense is lighter and already has a VMware appliance: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/PfSense_VMware_Appliance

True, I know I tried another one I liked cause it was lightweight compared to Untangle.
Forgot the name since I am not home...Endian maybe? thinking.gif

I'll keep an eye on this thread, cause I will be putting it on Windows Server 2003 if the specs of that machine allow it.
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DuckieHo, I am going to set up pfSense to replace my current setup (DD-WRT router (ASUS NT-16)) and use a software appliance based approach. My setup is a little different though, I would be deploying the appliance on VMware vSphere Hypervisor, but it shouldn't be any different than on Hyper-V (which is what I am assuming you'll be using).

Just wondering if you wanted some info on it once I am finished with it. smile.gif I currently have two Ubuntu servers and FreeNAS running on my server (one Ubuntu server for Minecraft, the other for SABnzbd + Transmission). This would be my fourth VM. smile.gif
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PFSense is great, very configurable and with a nice WebUI. It uses Snort as a backend for the intrusion detection system, and you can never go wrong with that (even the commercial Astaro uses Snort).
    
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