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Author Topic: IPSec and Generic Troughput issues with 2.4 on vmware with vmxnet - this helps  (Read 174 times)

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Offline flyersa

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After the update from 2.3 to 2.4 on some of our virtualized pfSense clusters we noticed that IPSec performance dropped rapidly from 500 Mbit/s to less then 100 Mbit/s for some links. Also generic routing troughput decreased imense.

After a while of digging on the systems i noticed that there are no network queues visible for the vmxnet driver in top -aSH.

Adding this:


to /boot/loader.conf.local and a reboot restored pre 2.3 performance levels.

hopefully that helps someone here. Maybe that should be added as option to the GUI to enable somewhere in 2.4