High reliability in firewalls with the Power Cluster

This device integrates 2 independent devices in 2U that offer high reliability in networking systems.

Main features

Power Cluster offers high reliability in a compact and easy to use system

Suitable for medium and large size environments

Complete hardware redundancy of ALL components

Full support for the CARP protocol of pfSense® CE and OPNsense®

Dimensions: Rack mount 2U

Compatible with all S.O. Open Source and not, more common.

Product nameOptical Support
Power Cluster
Basic product code: pcla8j_16
Main BoardPower
Industrial IPC Board2 X Internal PSU,180W,SINGLE, FSP180-50LE, active PFC
2U rack mount Chassis2x n.2 USB Pin Headers for up to 4 additional USB 2.0 Ports
2 X Intel® Core™ i3-6100 Processor (3M Cache, 3.70 GHz)
2 X Intel® Quad Core™ i7-6700 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Operating within 0~50 centigrade
Power ConsumptionFront Panel
Intel® i3:
. without load: 2×25 Watt
. max load: 2×62 Watt
Intel® i7:
. without load: 2×30 Watt
. max load: 2×99 Watt
Each drawer:
. Power On/Off
. System Activity led
. LAN Activity
. HDD Led
. HDMI Port
. Serial Port with RJ45 Connector
Supported operating systemsSize and color
Win 7, Win 8, Win 10, Ubuntu, Debian, free BSD, Centos, Fedora, Astaro UTM, Clear OS, general Linux OS. 482, 6mm x 285mm x 87,4mm (W X D X H) (2U rackmount)
. Available colors: Aluminum
Product recommended for rack mounting and / or data room. Kit Silent to reduce noise included.CE (European Conformity) – RoHS
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List of compatibility of firewall hardware products

pfSensefully compatible
OPNsensefully compatible
Zeroshellfully compatible
CentOSfully compatible
IPCopfully compatible
3CXfully compatible
Debianfully compatible
Ubuntufully compatible
Elastixfully compatible
Fedorafully compatible
Endianfully compatible
Untanglefully compatible
Windowsfully compatible
Astaro UTM9.1 and newer


To make it easier for you to choose the system that best suits your needs, we have created an interactive configurator.
Link: http://configurator.miniserver.it/

To evaluate all the possible options that characterize the choice of a firewall / router system, we have created a guide to the sizing of the equipment that you can find here:
Link: https://www.firewallhardware.it/en/firewall-hardware-sizing-guide/

To see the list of all the products that can be purchased, access our e-commerce: www.miniserver.it

For the public administration: we are present on the MEPA portal, for info send an email to info@firewallhardware.it or call the number 011 19827159.

Device performance analysis

NO VPNBridge754,50 Mbps735,00 Mbps0,024 ms
Nat551,20 Mbps560,00 Mbps0,035 ms
Open VPNAES12880,20 Mbps94,10 Mbps0,026 ms
AES25669,40 Mbps80,25 Mbps0,042 ms
Blowfish97,10 Mbps114,80 Mbps0,040 ms
 IPSECAES12874,22 Mbps88,40 Mbps0,079 ms
AES25668,60 Mbps73,50 Mbps0,064 ms
Blowfish 12869,70 Mbps71,30 Mbps0,074 ms
3DES37,80 Mbps40,00 Mbps0,023 ms

Jitter: In networks, and in particular in IP networks such as the Internet, jitter refers to the statistical variation in the reception delay of the transmitted packets, caused by the internal queues of congested routers.
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