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.

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Product name Optical Support
Power Cluster
Basic product code: pcla8j_16
Main Board Power
Industrial IPC Board 2 X Internal PSU,180W,SINGLE, FSP180-50LE, active PFC
Chassis USB
2U rack mount Chassis 2x n.2 USB Pin Headers for up to 4 additional USB 2.0 Ports
CPU Temperatures
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 Consumption Front 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 systems Size 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
Acoustics Certifications
Product recommended for rack mounting and / or data room. Kit Silent to reduce noise included. CE (European Conformity) – RoHS
Download the Test Report

List of compatibility of firewall hardware products

Software Compatibility
pfSense fully compatible
OPNsense fully compatible
Zeroshell fully compatible
CentOS fully compatible
IPCop fully compatible
3CX fully compatible
Debian fully compatible
Ubuntu fully compatible
Elastix fully compatible
Fedora fully compatible
Endian fully compatible
Untangle fully compatible
Windows fully compatible
Astaro UTM 9.1 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

Band Band Jitter
NO VPN Bridge 754,50 Mbps 735,00 Mbps 0,024 ms
Nat 551,20 Mbps 560,00 Mbps 0,035 ms
Open VPN AES128 80,20 Mbps 94,10 Mbps 0,026 ms
AES256 69,40 Mbps 80,25 Mbps 0,042 ms
Blowfish 97,10 Mbps 114,80 Mbps 0,040 ms
 IPSEC AES128 74,22 Mbps 88,40 Mbps 0,079 ms
AES256 68,60 Mbps 73,50 Mbps 0,064 ms
Blowfish 128 69,70 Mbps 71,30 Mbps 0,074 ms
3DES 37,80 Mbps 40,00 Mbps 0,023 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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