One of the vendors we have looked at was Untangle. Their product is based on Debian Linux and is a fairly robust firewall and filtering product. Subscriptions are involved for Active Directory connectivity and more.
This is the error we saw on one of our attempts to install Untangle as a Hyper-V guest:
Untangle Hardware Requirements Warning (Dialogue OKd)
While the 512MB of RAM is not critical, the fact that the install routine did not find any NICs is a showstopper.
When we setup the VM, we setup two NICs using the Hyper-V built-in NICs.
So, we shut down the VM and removed the two Hyper-V based NICs and added two Legacy Network Adapters. We set one of the Legacy Adapters to the SBS 2008 network and one to connect to our internal network (Our ISA server has a rule published to allow the Untangle IP address a direct connection to the Internet along with a DHCP Reservation for the VMs' MAC address).
We also increased the RAM to 1024MB (1GB) to eliminate the warning against the amount of installed RAM.
Once we ran through the complete install, we were greeted with:
Untangle Successfully Installed
After clicking OK in the above dialogue box the VM shut itself down. We then changed the boot order in the Hyper-V manager for that VM to hard disk first, released the Untangle ISO, and powered the VM up.
Untangle successfully ran the post install setup wizard once it booted up providing us with the ability to scope the product out. More to come on that in future posts...
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