Ok so I switched back to my EdgeRouter Lite for the time being due to not knowing how to fix my Mac mini’s randomly not being able to route traffic while acting as a pfSense router. I’ve been told that it could be the NICs, external interface, bad Apple Karma…just about anything. I do feel like the EdgeRouter has to work A LOT harder to handle my full internet connection, but then again it isn’t as powerful.
For now the Mac mini has been regulated to acting as a VM server (via Proxmox) and is currently running a Pi-Hole VM, CentOS VM serving up a TeamSpeak Server, and Unifi/UNMS VM.
I’m shopping for a used server to setup a system that I can then virtualize pfSense (yes I am a glutton for punishment) along with the other VM’s I’m currently running on the Mac mini. I would probably goto XCP-NG instead of Proxmox. In fact the only reason I’m not using it now is I can’t seem to get it to install on the Mini. The end plan would be to migrate everything to the server (pfSense, Pi-Hole VM, Unifi/UNMS VM, PMS) and consolidate it to one box. I kinda have an idea of what I need for hardware but suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
I just haven’t found anything used servers that I am willing to pull the trigger on. I hear about these great deals, but I haven’t been able to find one yet. I guess I keep looking. Anyone want to offer any tips about how to find these deals would be very much appreciated.