how to download and install pfsense on vmware (2022)
Asalam o alikum. Today we will learn how to download and install pfsense on vmware.
In previous tutorial we learned how to download and install VMWARE on windows 10. Today we will learn downloading and installing pfsense on vmware work station.
You can checkout previous tutorial by clicking on the link below
STEP 1- Download pfsense
First step is to download pfsense ISO from official webiste. Click on the link below to download latest version of PFSENSE.
To download pfsense, Select architecture to “AMD64” and Installer to “DVD Image (ISO)” and click “Download”
STEP 2- Installation of pfsense in vmware
Next step is to install pfsense in vmware.
Open vmware. Click on “Create a new virtual machine” button and follow the steps mentioned below
- A pop up windows will be diusplayed , proceed with typical settings. Click Next
- In Next window, setup will ask you to either insert a disk or select ISO image . Click on 2nd option i.e Installer disk image , then click “Browse” and select ISO image of pfsense & Click “Next”
- On Next 2-3 screen, leave default settings and just click Next
- On last screen , select Customize Harware” , as we will add 1 more Network adapter.
- For WAN interface, we will select the settings to “Bridged, replicate physcal network state”
- For LAN interface i.e Network adapter 2, we will select Custom, VM-Net 1 (Host only )
- Finally click Finish
PFSENSE VM will automatically start , if not click on VM and click “Start” button.
After successfully bootup a trademark window will be displayed, Press “Enter” to proceed to next step.
On next screen select “Install“. Next “continue with Default keymap“
Next a window will appear asking you , how would you like to partition your disk? Select “Auto UFS BIOS”
Now let the setup install Pfsense
Upon successful installation a window will prompt , asking whether you want to make any modifications , select “NO” and then “Reboot”
select “NO” and then “Reboot”.