We are planing to implement Pfsense 2.0.1 64bit version (first with Oracle VM and if performance degrades then without virtualization) with below scenario at three locations.
Registered Pfsense Users=Min. 4000 (using Local database as Radius may not able to provide the option to users to change their passwords on their own as Local database gives this option)
Expected concurrent users=300-500
ISP Bandwidth= 100-150 Mbps
Squid Guard or SNORT
2 or 3 WAN Link with Load Balance
HAVP anti virus
Please suggest, We are planing to buy HP DL180 G6 or HP DL380 G6 servers (03 No.s for 3 different locations) with below configuration
Processors- (Two) Intel® Xeon® X5660 (2.80GHz/6-core/12/95W) With Cache Memory-12MB
Memory- 32Gb (8 x 4GB) PC3-10600R (DDR3-1333) Registered DIMMs,
Storage Controller- HP Smart Array P410i/1G FBWC Controller.
Hard Disk- 3.5 inch, 600GB, 6G, SAS, 15K, 04 No.s (2.4 TB Total Capacity)
Network Controller- min. required 4 ports of Gigabit
Please suggest me a network card from the link under "Gigabit Ethernet/FlexFabric adapters" option; http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/networking/index-nic.html
There is one more network card which is not mentioned in the above link it is HP NC362i (i= integrated in motherboard), it is an Intel 82576 controller based card (may be it is, Intel Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter (82576)). HP NC362i is only available as an integrated one in motherboard, not as an add on card. So if we go for this card then we have to buy Servers with dual integrated cards for min 4 G ports and in future if we need an extra NIC then again we have to go for some different card.
So please suggest me a Gigabit NIC with Dual/Quad ports which can work flawlessly and do suggest an alternative to any problem you see in the above post regarding design or implementation etc.