Apologies if this has been asked before
I have a qotom hardware with 4 Intel NICs running on Intel Celeron J1900 processor. I was running OPNSense on it for many months and wanted to try out the XG Home edition version 18.0.1-396. I tried to install it with both UEFI and Legacy boot and could only boot it with Legacy Boot option.
Post the boot, after 2-3 minutes, it just hangs and I can't ping 172.16.16.16 and no response on the VGA console. What should I do to fix this issue
Following is the CPU details (installed Ubuntu 18.04 recently)
root@pghome-ubnt:~# lscpuArchitecture: x86_64CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bitByte Order: Little EndianCPU(s): 4On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3Thread(s) per core: 1Core(s) per socket: 4Socket(s): 1NUMA node(s): 1Vendor ID: GenuineIntelCPU family: 6Model: 55Model name: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU J1900 @ 1.99GHzStepping: 9CPU MHz: 1332.800CPU max MHz: 2415.7000CPU min MHz: 1332.8000BogoMIPS: 3998.40Virtualization: VT-xL1d cache: 24KL1i cache: 32KL2 cache: 1024KNUMA node0 CPU(s): 0-3Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer rdrand lahf_lm 3dnowprefetch epb pti ibrs ibpb stibp tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid tsc_adjust smep erms dtherm ida arat md_clear
In that case yes it does XG home ed counts logical cores as its cores....... So dual core with HT will show as 4 cores in XG
Also I3-1100 is quad core with HT so 8 threads / logical cores, however you…
Could also be the size of memory.
Also the hardware encryption is missing. I think OPNSense, pfSense or Sophos SG might better suit to this Hardware.
what you mean by that H/W encryption AES?? sure, XG doesn't use it anyway, Sophos XG is fine it's just heavy on resource usage as it applies multiple features on the passing traffic. PFSense may be lightweight, or it was but since it was bought out and no longer free to use it become bloated too..... But i don't even consider PFSense, for me is XG with HW to utilise it properly i.e. XG Home up to 4 cores and 6gb ram.
Its same reason Sophos suggest disabling some features on rules for their low-end Sophos boxes..... More Memory may not help in this case depending what this user's ram capacity is they didn't say. I'd hope it's at least 4gb min, IPS is the CPU hog along with AV scanning on traffic next......
I am talking about AES-NI. This helps with the troughput of VPN connections. If I understand it right it is supported on the bigger XG hardware applicances.community.sophos.com/.../hardware-acceleration-aes-ni-isn-t-being-used-on-the-software-version-of-xg-v18
Assumed you meant AES but yeah depends if you need, Doubt the j1900 has it but could be wrong as haven't asked google.
AES-ni is not supported on low end Sophos hardware or the home edition. The j1900 will work but the GUI will be very slow and throughput will depend om your WAN link. Make sure you have the maximum memory installed eg two 4gb sticks and that your NICs are not realtek or i219 series.