Pfsense: How to install Firewall Pfsense Virtual on VMWare


This article is about creating a virtual machine firewall Pfsense on VMWare virtualization environment

Pfsense is Firewall open source, free for everyone. Pfsense acts a firewall device and has full routing functionality as a high-end device

Prepare Pfsense virtual machine installation file

Download Pfsense.iso in Pfsense homepage:

Instructions for installing Pfsense on VMWare Workstation

  • Open VMWare Workstation software by Administrator (choose Run as administrator)
  • Choose File -> New virtual machine -> Choose Typical -> Click Next
  • Choose Installer disc image file (iso) -> Click Browse to get iso file which you downloaded before -> Click Next to continue
  • Click Browse to select the location where the Pfsense virtual machine is located -> Click Next to continue
  • Enter the capacity of the virtual machine -> Click Next to continue
  • Click Customize Hardware to modify some configuration of Firewall Pfsense virtual machine
  • In Network Adapter -> Choose Host-only network adapter to create a LAN connection for the Pfsense firewall behind computers
  • Click Add to create network adapter WAN for firewall Pfsense
  • Choose network adapter is VMnet1 (Bridged) -> Click Close to finish
  • Click Power on this virtual machine to start installation virtual machine
  • Pfsense will choose the boot mode
  • Click Accept
  • Click OK to install Pfsense
  • Click Select to continue
  • The Pfsense installation process is started
  • Click No and reboot
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Cấu hình thông số về IP Address cho các Interface của Pfsense

  • Choose option 2 to configure
Cấu hình pfsense trên vmware
  • Enter 2 to configuring for LAN -> set IP Address according to your needs
  • In IPv6 section you do not need to configure anything
  • Complete the configuration and open Pfsense web browser with the IP address. Login with username:admin & password:pfsense
  • Configure some basic parameters and complete the installation

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