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Feedback on Virtualization — Virtualizing pfSense with VMware vSphere / ESXi

Added by Nathan M 12 months ago. Updated 12 months ago.

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09/21/2020
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Page: https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/recipes/virtualize-esxi.html

Feedback:

Vmware has added support for mac learning in the dvswitch. If you enable this on the portgroup that you use CARP on, you don't need to turn on promiscuous mode or forged transmits, and you can also use multiple uplinks with LBT and no duplicate packets issues.

https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2018/04/native-mac-learning-in-vsphere-6-7-removes-the-need-for-promiscuous-mode-for-nested-esxi.html

https://fojta.wordpress.com/2020/07/06/enable-mac-learning-as-default-on-vsphere-distributed-switch/

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Updated by Jim Pingle 12 months ago

  • Category set to High Availability
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Updated by Jim Pingle 12 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category changed from High Availability to Recipes
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Updated by Nathan M 12 months ago

Yeah, enabling this also removes the need for the Net.ReversePathFwdCheckPromisc setting listed on that page. It basically solves all the annoying carp + vmware problems.

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