Re: [pfSense] Poweredge 2850

2014-05-20 Thread Rick Payton
Fan noise. While I may not have a 2850, I ran 2x 2950 III's for about 4 years, 
and the fan noise is LOUD, even AFTER the initial bootup. Initial bootup, those 
things scream like jet engines on full afterburner.

Power consumption, hooked up to my kill-a-watt, idle power is around 220-250W, 
maxing out all 8 cores brought it to well over 350+ (I ran dual Xeon E5405's @ 
2.0GHz).

For pure pfsense use, your 2850 is the definition of overkill at home. Like 
Chris Bagnall stated previously, this is a moot point if you plan on running 
multiple virtual machines under your hypervisor of choice, although 4GB of ram 
is rather limiting in that regard.

--mauirixxx

From: List [mailto:list-boun...@lists.pfsense.org] On Behalf Of Brian Caouette
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Are we talking fan noise? Hard drive noise?

Also a comment was made about power. What are we talking?

On 5/20/2014 2:59 AM, Giles Coochey wrote:
On 20/05/2014 02:12, Chris Bagnall wrote:

Forgive me for saying so, but that's a massive overkill for routing a 15Mbps 
connection. Granted, it'd be entirely appropriate if you were routing multiple 
gig transits in a datacentre environment where the power consumption might be 
justified, but in a home environment, you're just burning through electricity 
for the sake of it. Of course, if you're going to run pfSense as a VM under a 
hypervisor with several other VMs, then I take all the above back :-) Kind 
regards, Chris
Not to mention that if I ran a PE 2850 at home there would probably be 
complaints about the noise!!! Those things *scream* in the audible sense!!!





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Re: [pfSense] RRD 1-month vs 3-month

2014-05-30 Thread Rick Payton
Yeah I didn't like the way RRD graphs handled it either, so I just went with 
the vnstat2 package and called it a day. Granted my needs (wants, really) are 
rather basic, I'm just looking for total overall data, and vnstat2 filled that 
need quite nicely.

--Rick

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On 2014-05-30 09:54, Michael Hardrick wrote:
 Graphs are usually rounded off to the 90th percentile (or similar).
 Graphs of one-day, one-week, one-month, one-year will reflect more of 
 a relative percentage of the total bandwidth for the period.

A bit of rounding is fine, but we're not talking about that, I'm seeing over 
double the in-pass, and nearly double the in-block. That's a *huge* difference.

(Original stats below, for reference)

 1 month IPv4 in-pass: 11.30GB
 3 month IPv4 in-pass:  5.33GB

 1 month IPv4 out-pass: 5.37GB
 3 month IPv4 out-pass: 5.11GB

 1 month IPv4 in-block: 13.12GB
 3 month IPv4 in-block:  7.13GB

 1 month IPv6 in-block: 4.53GB
 3 month IPv6 in-block: 4.28GB

 I feel like I'm missing something obvious here, but how is it possible 
 that I've got more traffic reported in the 1-month graphs than the 3-month 
 graphs?

 The actual graphs are posted here:

 https://www.dropbox.com/s/67nd5hwq0n43tt2/status_rrd_graph_img-1month.
 php.png 
 https://www.dropbox.com/s/sik3u8ladx2rv3n/status_rrd_graph_img-3month.
 php.png



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[pfSense] support costs?

2015-01-05 Thread Rick Payton
Aloha,

I'm working on a list of firewalls that can act as a VPN endpoint to recommend 
for a small remote waste water treatment plant (it currently runs a consumer 
level netgear router, with VNC port forwarded back to the HMI), and I need to 
factor in support subscription costs.

Is there a direct e-mail address I can hit at either Netgate or ESF to discuss 
cost and what's included, or is it ok to discuss it here?

Mahalo,

Rick Payton, I.T. Manager
Morikawa  Associates, LLC
(808) 572-1745 Office
(808) 442-0978 eFax
(808) 344-8249 Mobile
www.mai-hawaii.com 


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Re: [pfSense] support costs?

2015-01-06 Thread Rick Payton
I’m recommending pfSense (and hardware from netgate) for a job that I’ll be 
very hands off of. The people that will be doing the work, I have no idea what 
skillset they’ll be bringing to the table, so I wanted to be sure there was an 
official paid support channel they could access. I personally use pfSense for 
work and home, and fairly comfortable with it, hence why I’m recommending it 
over other stuff. It’s well worth the money IMHO.

Rick Payton, I.T. Manager
Morikawa  Associates, LLC
(808) 572-1745 Office
(808) 442-0978 eFax
(808) 344-8249 Mobile
www.mai-hawaii.comhttp://www.mai-hawaii.com

From: List [mailto:list-boun...@lists.pfsense.org] On Behalf Of Vick Khera
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On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Rick Payton 
r...@mai-hawaii.commailto:r...@mai-hawaii.com wrote:
Is there a direct e-mail address I can hit at either Netgate or ESF to discuss 
cost and what's included, or is it ok to discuss it here?

For using pfSense there are no mandatory support costs. It is free open source 
software. However, unless you have the expertise, I would recommend highly to 
get the support from one of the vendors who develop the project.
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