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Feedback on Virtualization — Virtualizing pfSense with VMware vSphere / ESXi

Added by Nathan M about 1 month ago. Updated 29 days ago.

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Recipes
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Start date:
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/

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#2 Updated by Jim Pingle 29 days ago

  • Category set to High Availability

#3 Updated by Jim Pingle 29 days ago

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

#4 Updated by Nathan M 29 days 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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