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pfSense on Watchguard XCS 370 ?
« on: February 09, 2016, 10:06:55 am »
I have searched this forum (and internet) , but i can't find any topic about this combination :
pfSense on a XCS 370

Therefore i have take a shot by ordering a retarded XCS 370 on eBay,
but i haven't received yet.

The XCS 370 specs are :

Intel Dual Celeron  ???Ghz (exact speed nowhere to find on the internet)
2Gb DDR2 Ram
160Gb Sata HDD
2x Intel Gigabit interfaces

With optional risercard it's possible to add extra interfaces.
What i can find is that the XCS 370 looks like the Barracuda BSF300A, but with the difference that the Barracuda uses
older hardware like a motherboard with AGP,  ATA HDD , Amd Sempron Cpu.
I hope it's gonna be a simple operation to get pfSense up and running.
So if anyone done it, tips are welcome.


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Re: pfSense on Watchguard XCS 370 ?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 07:36:29 am »
Did you ever get this setup? Is it a socket 775 motherboard?

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Re: pfSense on Watchguard XCS 370 ?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 08:06:43 am »
Did you ever get this setup? Is it a socket 775 motherboard?

Yes, it's socket 775
it was a Intel Celeron E1500 @ 2.2Ghz
First i added a CF to Sata adapter, but these failed very quick (poor chinese design).
I then added a 16Gb USB Flasdrive connected internally, and a Intel PRO1000 PCI-E 4x 1Gbps nic card with a risercard.
After that, i also rebuild a XCS 570 which has a Intel Celeron E3400 @ 2.6Ghz ,
which where updated to a Intel Dual core E5700 @ 3.0Ghz.
The motherboard on both models was a Supermicro PDSBM-LN2+

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Re: pfSense on Watchguard XCS 370 ?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 08:37:15 am »
Thanks for the into & many photos.  I looked up the motherboard model and the cpu support does not list Core 2 Quad processors like Q6600 but says "NOTE: This board DOES NOT support Q9000, E8000, E7000, E5000 series or 45nm processor".

Do you know if it will work with a 65nm core 2 quad like q6600?

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Re: pfSense on Watchguard XCS 370 ?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 09:31:19 am »
Yeah pretty sure those are just re-badged Supermicro boxes. As such they are usually waaaaaay overpriced secondhand. Especially if you aren't even going to to use the software that is really what you're paying for.

IMO  ;)

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Re: pfSense on Watchguard XCS 370 ?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 09:40:21 am »
Thanks for the into & many photos.  I looked up the motherboard model and the cpu support does not list Core 2 Quad processors like Q6600 but says "NOTE: This board DOES NOT support Q9000, E8000, E7000, E5000 series or 45nm processor".

Do you know if it will work with a 65nm core 2 quad like q6600?

Core 2 Quad series is not supported on this motherboard.


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Re: pfSense on Watchguard XCS 370 ?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 09:43:16 am »
Yeah pretty sure those are just re-badged Supermicro boxes. As such they are usually waaaaaay overpriced secondhand. Especially if you aren't even going to to use the software that is really what you're paying for.

IMO  ;)

Steve

These XCS 370 and XCS 570 are not always to find on Ebay, but the past year they  popup on regulary time
and have fair prices.
But indeed, it's a Supermicro in Red  :P

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