Route a network to pfSense which available on a VM



  • Hi guys, I need help with my setup.
    My physical server has 2 VMs.
    #1)pfSense VM:
    WAN interface: public IP
    LAN interface: 10.10.10.1
    #2)Windows VM:
    NIC1: 10.10.10.2 (LAN)
    NIC2: 172.16.1.2 (dedicate server physical port)

    Server's physical port is connecting to a Cisco switch, and there are a couple more servers (172.16.1.3-10) which are connecting to this same switch.

    I have troubling reaching 172.16.1.3-10 from pfSense. Is there anyway I could route this IP block to pfSense?

    Thank you for any help.

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  • Well, since your lan interface is on 10.10.10.1 there are two options.
    a. Enable routing on windows, and add a route on pfsense for 172.16.1.0/24 via 172.16.1.2, or add an additional interface on pfsense, on lan 172.16.1.0/24
    Obviously the second is a far better option.



  • @netblues

    I followed your option #2, went to Virtual IPs and created 172.16.1.1/24 on LAN interface.

    From my Windows VM, i can ping 172.16.1.1, however from pfSense I cannot ping 172.16.1.2.

    Am I missing something?



  • @buomque1 I never said virtual ip. I said another interface on vm
    You can have multiple lan interfaces on pfsense (the main difference from wan interfaces is that there is no gateway defined.)



  • @netblues

    It works perfectly.

    Thanks a ton!!