Hardware with Intel 82583V interface such as some Watchguard equipment fail to load interface
The Intel 82583V is recognized by BIOS but fails to load during boot. If this is the only interface type in place pfsense will halt due to no available interfaces.
I am able to get the boot to continue by the procedure outlined in my post here.
#2 Updated by Chris Palmer 12 months ago
This looks like it was fixed upstream. https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=235147 is now closed/fixed.
Removed hw.pci.enable_msix=0 from /boot/loader.conf and successfully loaded the interfaces after full reboot.