I have loaded ova in to vwware workstation but unable to ping from my os(host laptop) to ssgVM(guest laptop).Pls advice.I thing some firewall at ssg stopping this.
The default firewall on gateway will not stop the ping.
You may check the networking.
Could you please me know how to disable the firewall on the gateway.
will flush all the rules temporarily, untill reboot, with more details about individual rules in that link above.
Cheers - Mark
I would not recommend you to manually run iptables commands.
Because the gateway will take over the control of firewall after it startup. Any manually change is unkown to the gateway, and the gateway only action base on what it knows, that will cause conflict and we already see quite a few cases of it.
If the firewall was messed up due to the above reason, reboot the gateway server is the best option.
If you want to change the firewall rule, you should do it via policy manager (Tasks -> Transports -> Manage Listen Ports -> Manage Firewall Rules)
Which network type did you use for the gateway VM on your Vmware workstation ?
Is it shared with the host ?
The firewall by default should not block the ping .
I think the takeaway from the responses above, to re-iterate, is that the Gateway will not do what you've described by default. So if it's a behaviour you are still seeing, then it has to be either one of two things: 1) The Gateway had firewall rules added to it and in which case you'll need to remove them, or 2) the pings are being dropped prior to it ever reaching the Gateway, in which case you'll need your network team involved to resolve.