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Setup of a pfSense 2.4.4 Instance

This article describes how to create a pfSense instance using CloudCo Partner's IaaS service.

For more information on pfSense, please visit this link.

1.) From your Dashboard, select “Launch Instance”

Launch Instance

2.) Under the name of the new disk, select the drop down menu and click on “pfSense 2.4.4” for your region. (East Coast or West Coast)

Select Template

3.) Ensure that the new public IP address is set to eth0. If it is showing eth0 as a private IP address, click and drag the public interface into the eth0 position.

Configure Interfaces

4.) Once you select your desired performance and storage settings, create and start the instance.

Create and Start

5.) Once the instance shows as “Running”, click on the gear cog on the right and select “Launch Console” to open a console window

Launch Console

6.) pfSense may be running through it’s initial boot process. Once this is completed, you will be presented with a list of options. Select ‘Set interface(s) IP address’ by typing the number 2 and pressing enter.

Option 2

7.) We want to configure the WAN interface which is eth0, pfSense in this environment lists it as xn0. This will be selected by typing 1 and pressing enter.

Configure IP

8.) It will ask if we are doing DHCP config, we are not so you may type n and press enter.

9.) Next it will ask your WAN IPv4 address. Retrieve your IPv4 address from the instances page. Enter it into this field and press enter.

10.) The subnet bit count is 24, regardless of your range. Following this, your upstream gateway will be the first address on that /24 range. For instance, in our example the IP address is As a /24, the network is and the first address is This is our upstream gateway.

Network Config

11.) Select ‘n’ for IPv6 DHCP6 config and press enter on the next prompt as we are not configuring IPv6

12.) Wait for it to apply the new configurations and press enter when it prompts you. Once it returns to the options screen, we are done.

Completed Config

13.) Enter the public IP address into your browser and you will be taken to the pfSense login page. The admin password is the default for pfSense and it is STRONGLY recommended that you change it IMMEDIATELY.

pfSense login page

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  1. Steve Stoveld

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