[pfSense] pfsense on sun v100 server

Hugo Heykers hugo.heykers at telenet.be
Thu May 10 15:15:18 EDT 2012

Op 10-05-12 19:14, Adam Thompson schreef:
> The UltraSparc II family of CPUs does not have any support for 
> virtualization, and would not run intel-style machine code even if it did.
> You will be limited to running pfSense inside a software CPU emulator 
> like BOCHS, which means you'll be running pfSense on the equivalent of 
> a 50MHz (original) Pentium, if that... UltraSparcs don't run emulation 
> code very efficiently.
> If your primary goal is to keep power management low, switch to an 
> Intel ATOM-based platform: those can run for under 10W of power.
> Otherwise, if you **must** use a SunFire V100 as your firewall, I 
> would suggest installing OpenBSD, which both a) is the original source 
> of the "pf" packet filtering engine that pfSense uses, and b) runs 
> natively on a SunFire V100.
> Oh, and there's a third option: install a "SunPCi" card in your 
> server, which puts an entire x86-compatible PC onto a PCI card.  You'd 
> have to use VLANs, as the SunPCi card only has a single on-board 
> Ethernet port and the "pass-through ethernet" feature tends to panic 
> the Solaris kernel.  Speaking as the owner of several SunPCi cards, I 
> don't recommend this option!
> -Adam Thompson
> athompso at athompso.net
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> [mailto:list-bounces at lists.pfsense.org] *On Behalf Of *Hugo Heykers
> *Sent:* Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:59 AM
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> *Subject:* Re: [pfSense] pfsense on sun v100 server
> ...if the sparc architexture allows virtualization, then for sure i 
> would like to give it a try.
> -- 
> Hugo Heykers
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THANKS al LOT Adam for your information.
I was not aware of the fact the OpenBSD runs natively on Sun Server with 
SPARC architecture.
It's because i bought the V100 few months ago, so that's why i would 
like to integrate it,...and with OpenBSD - of -course- are quite a few 
Thanks again!!

Hugo Heykers
Jozef Stormsstraat 10
2660 Hoboken
skype: hugoh1961

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