Minimum Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for pfSense® software on hardware not sold by Netgate are:

  • 64-bit amd64 (x86-64) compatible CPU

  • 1GB or more RAM

  • 8 GB or larger disk drive (SSD, HDD, etc)

  • One or more compatible network interface cards

  • Bootable USB drive or high capacity optical drive (DVD or BD) for initial installation


The minimum requirements are not suitable for all environments; see Hardware Sizing Guidance for details.