Installing and Upgrading

pfSense must be installed on hardware (real or virtual) before it will function. Once installed, keeping the firewall up-to-date is critical for ensuring the highest level of security and stability.

Installing

Topics related to installing pfSense on compatible hardware and some virtual environments.

See also

For information on installing pfSense in a hypervisor or other virtual environments, see Virtualization.

Upgrading

Topics related to upgrading an existing installation to a current release.