I/O Ports

Default Configuration

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Network Ports

Port pfSense Label Interface Port Type Port Speed
0 WAN igb0 RJ-45 1 Gbps
1 LAN igb1 RJ-45 1 Gbps
2 OPT1 ix0 SFP+ 10 Gbps
3 OPT2 ix1 SFP+ 10 Gbps

Note

Both the WAN and LAN ports of the pfSense appliance support auto-MDIX and are capable of utilizing either straight-through or crossover ethernet cables.

Warning

The ix(4) driver used for ports IX0-IX1 does not support ALTQ traffic shaping directly. Limiters may be used instead, or use tagged VLAN interfaces which can be used with ALTQ traffic shaping.

Other I/O

Port I/O Type
4 IPMI
5 2x USB 3.0
6 VGA
7 Reset & Power buttons
8 Status LEDs (see table below)

Status LEDs

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LED State Description
8a
Continuously on and red

An overheat condition has occurred.
(This may be caused by cable congestion.)
Blinking red (1Hz)
Fan failure, check for an inoperative fan.
Blinking red (0.25Hz)
Power failure, check for a non-operational power supply.
Solid blue

Local UID has been activated. Use this function through
IPMI to locate the server in a rack mount environment.
Blinking blue

Remote UID is on. Use this function through IPMI to
identify the server from a remote location.
8b
Flashing
Indicates network activity on igb1 (upper left port).
8c
Flashing
Indicates network activity on igb0 (lower left port).
8d
Flashing
Indicates IDE channel activity on the hard drive.
8e

Illuminated

Indicates power is being supplied to the system power supply
units. This LED should normally be illuminated when the
system is operating.
Off

Indicates no power is being supplied to the system power
supply. System is powered off.

With 4 Port Intel 1 Gb Ethernet Expansion Card

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Port pfSense Label Interface Port Type Port Speed
0 OPT6 igb0 RJ-45 1 Gbps
1 OPT5 igb1 RJ-45 1 Gbps
2 OPT4 igb2 RJ-45 1 Gbps
3 OPT3 igb3 RJ-45 1 Gbps
4 WAN igb4 RJ-45 1 Gbps
5 LAN igb5 RJ-45 1 Gbps
6 OPT1 ix0 SFP+ 10 Gbps
7 OPT2 ix1 SFP+ 10 Gbps

With 2 Port Chelsio 10 Gbps Ethernet Expansion Card

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Port pfSense Label Interface Port Type Port Speed
0 WAN cxl0 SFP+ 10 Gbps
1 LAN cxl1 SFP+ 10 Gbps
2 OPT1 igb0 RJ-45 1 Gbps
3 OPT3 igb1 RJ-45 1 Gbps
4 OPT2 ix0 SFP+ 10 Gbps
5 OPT4 ix1 SFP+ 10 Gbps