The current setup of storage for my Proxmox server is mostly local storage with ISOs located on the FreeNAS server connected via NFS. With only 500GB of hard drive space on the VM host, there’s not a lot of space for VMs nor disk IO.
With a single gigabit connection between the VM host and file server, the throughput still imposes a large amount of latency. Perhaps bonding the 2 interfaces on the remaining Intel Pro 1000 on the VM host to create a logical interface would increase throughput. Of course the other end would have a pair of gigabit interfaces to go along with it too.
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After installing the IBM PRO/1000 PT Quad NIC, I was able to achieve full speeds.
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In response to the poor control I have over the included Modem/router unit provided by our ISP (outlined in this post), I wanted to deploy a firewall software application in a virtual environment to leverage the capabilities of consumer hardware.
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It’s been a while since the last Proxmox project post, and this was because of actually executing the plan – getting all the parts and playing around with it all.
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New project in the works. I want to build a computer that runs Sophos UTM and act as my firewall/internal gateway. Sophos would allow me to have greater control in terms of QoS, device management, routing, and security.
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