Cannot access webui: web ui is not supported in VSX mode



  • Newbie question:

    I installed pfsense vm (2.4.4-p3) in esxi and it seems to have both wan and lan interface configured. I tried to access the webui from the LAN side at https://192.168.1.1 (from another VM) and got an error "web ui is not supported in VSX mode. Please use Clish for OS configuration".
    pfsense_webui_vsx_mode.png

    nc -zv 192.168.1.1 443 (from LAN side) is working. All the LAN side VM can also obtained DHCP ip from pfsense. I have also restarted the webconfigurator.

    The vm console shows this
    pfsense_vm.png

    My goal is to use pfsense as a NAT/FW for my internal network (192.168.1.1/24) to access external WAN (10.196.93.107/26)


  • LAYER 8

    you must have something else with the same ip, that message does not come from pfsense, googled it around and that lead to some arubaOs or checkpoint switch or idk



  • You are correct. I looked at the the system.log and it is complaining about another 192.168.1.1 with a different mac. I workaround the problem by using 10.x.x.x instead for LAN


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