Is possible to use NAT with ESXi if my DC does not support unknown MAC addresses

  • hello,

    my datacenter say it is not possible to use ESXi because:

    "our switches are blocking mac addressess, which are unknown. If you setup a bridged setup, all vserver wont be reachable. You have to set up servers with nat or routed virtual servers."

    is possible to route traffic via NAT to multiple virtual machines in ESXi with pfSense?



  • well, to answer your question independent from the other stuff about unknown mac addresses etc…

    yes, you can route traffic via NAT and port forwards to multiple vm's in ESXi behind a pfSense firewall.

  • Yes. If you put everything behind a virtual firewall the only MAC they see is the firewall's.