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Submission Is a Virtual Firewall ready for use in production?

hunte writes: I'm planning a server/network infrastructure upgrade. I manage a couple of web servers (with circa 300 small/medium web sites), one database server, one mail server and an OpenBSD firewall on a 10 mbps line. I want to consolidate all my old servers into a single "big piece of iron" powered by some virtualization software (like VmWare, XEN, etc... is not the point).
Is a good choice using this virtual machine infrastructure also for the firewall?
Of course, the virtual machine host will be totally fault tolerant and redundant.

How come everyone's going so slow if it's called rush hour?