I was rereading a lot of my old posts and realized there are a lot of things I haven’t updated the site on. I’ve moved on from Sophos UTM appliance to the much more configurable PFSense! Continue reading “Firewalls in a VM”
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.
After installing the IBM PRO/1000 PT Quad NIC, I was able to achieve full speeds.
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.