V2: CARP on Vmware without putting vswitchs/VDS into promiscuous mode



  • Hi,
    i'm posting here because cannot comment the original post  (https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=45093.0)
    I tryed this configuration today ( carp on pfsense 2.3.4_1 and vmware esxi 6.0.0,3620759)
    and noticed that the required configuration for the distributed switch on VMWare does not require Mac Address Changes to be enabled.

    Promiscuosu mode: Accept
    MAC Address Change: Reject
    Forged Transmits: Accept

    Can anyone confirm this?



  • I have come accross the same thing.

    The problem i have is when pinging the 2 carp boxes ping is fine.  When i ping the virtual ip address i get ping drops.]

    I'm struggling with vmware and pfsense.

    Mat