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Correction #10924

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Update information on distributed vswitch behavior in VMware vSphere / ESXi

Added by Nathan M over 2 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

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Recipes
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09/21/2020
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Description

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/

Actions #2

Updated by Jim Pingle over 2 years ago

  • Category set to High Availability
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Updated by Jim Pingle over 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category changed from High Availability to Recipes
Actions #4

Updated by Nathan M over 2 years 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.

Actions #5

Updated by Jim Pingle 7 months ago

  • Subject changed from Feedback on Virtualization — Virtualizing pfSense with VMware vSphere / ESXi to Update information on distributed vswitch behavior in VMware vSphere / ESXi
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