Physical PFSense Box, vlans and ESXi cant communicate



  • ESXi had 4 Interfaces:
    VMNIC0: Management
    VMNIC1: LAN
    VMNIC2: Storage
    VMNIC3: Vlans Default and 10-50

    Vmware recommends that you do not use the default VLAN1 however most consumer switches have VLAN-ing abilities have VLAN1 as a default VLAN.

    What I would like to do is setup VMs on VLAN10-50 and have them reachable by the default VLAN1 also. I have trunked the port on NIC3 and have validated communications from a standard machine being plugged into the switch can talk with a different machine on another vlan based on my rules, however these are physical. When trying to do the same within a VM setup using VMNIC3 and vlans I can not ping any physical device which resides on that same VLAN.

    I am trying to understand what can be the issue, any assistance or guidance would be great. I have included a quick diagram also.
    ![Network Layout.jpg_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/Network Layout.jpg_thumb)
    ![Network Layout.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/Network Layout.jpg)


  • Banned

    Have you allowed ping in the firewall ruleset??



  • Yes, I presently have any to any passing all.


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