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  • 1.  Configuring vNetowrks for virtual firewall

    Posted Jan 20, 2010 06:49 PM


    I am looking to use Vyatta to act as a firewall to a set of VMs in vSphere. The goal of this is to create a development virtual network with that is restricted to the internet. If someone could provide guidance as to what would needed to be configured on the network side in vSphere that would be great. I am not quite sure how to go about this.

  • 2.  RE: Configuring vNetowrks for virtual firewall

    Posted Jan 21, 2010 02:18 AM

    If Cisco Nexus 1000V is used with VMWare, it's latest release has Virtual Service Domain Feature supported. VSD feature will support third party virtual firewall appliance, provided the Virtual appliance meets the VSD requirements.

    The following link details the VSD configuration


    In the above link, the ServiceVM is the third party virtual firewall appliance.


  • 3.  RE: Configuring vNetowrks for virtual firewall

    Posted Feb 19, 2010 09:08 PM


    Best way with VMware vSwitches (not Nexus)

    Internet <-> pSwitch <-> pNIC <-> vSwitch <-> portgroup <-> Vyatta <-> portgroup <-> 2nd vSwitch <-> pNIC <-> Development network

    If you substitute Internet for Production that will also work.

    Best regards,
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