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  • 1.  quick question about DMZ and networking

    Posted Dec 06, 2014 04:58 PM

    PLEASE help, I am a newbie to vm and need help fast...

    I have a firewall well configured and configuring 1 ESXi 5.5 server for testing only at home...

    My firewall has 2 ports for  internal LAN and one connected to my ISP

    on the internal ports I have

    Port 1 LAN  local ip scheme with DHCP server running on the firewall

    Port 2 is DMZ I have 4 static ip to use for remote, mail, web server

    on ESX server I have 2 nics 1 plugged into DMZ port and 1  into LAN firewalled port

    what is hte easiest way to separate these 2 and get them working

    example internal vms should not ahve access to DMZ and will only have LAN nic added to teh vm

    but webservers and mail server should have both nics connected and each nic gets the appropriate IP address entered based on which nic and network it uses

    Can I use 1 vm switch and 1 vm network? or 1 vm switch and create 2 networks? how do I configure nics and vmnetworks to communicate properly?



  • 2.  RE: quick question about DMZ and networking
    Best Answer

    Posted Dec 06, 2014 05:52 PM

    Since you have two separate nics, one internal and one dmz, you'll need two vSwitches. Each with one nic. The first will have your internal network and management, the other for the Dmz.

    Then, you'll need to create the proper portgroups.



  • 3.  RE: quick question about DMZ and networking

    Posted Dec 06, 2014 06:08 PM

    OK did that... now it works fine.... thanks!

    this is my mailserver with both nics added



  • 4.  RE: quick question about DMZ and networking

    Posted Dec 06, 2014 06:20 PM

    Glad you got it working.