VLAN trunking between ESXi and pfSense



  • Hi!
    I have a pfSense running on a Watchguard x700. Furthermore, I do have an ESXi server which is running several VMs in different VLANs. This ESXi server does have a physical LAN port (uplink) that is connected to the Watchguard (pfSense).

    Now my question is how I can manage to create a trunk between the ESXi server and the pfSense so that I can have access to the VLANs on the ESXi server. As of now, I could not find any option in the pfSense which allows me to setup a port as a trunk port.
    Thank you for your help!



  • First post!

    I have a Watchguard x750e as my pfsense box, got it for next to nothing on eBay.

    Correct me if i'm wrong but, wouldn't this be the same as creating and assigning all the vlans on one port on the Watchguard?

    .. It would be better practice to use a switch though.



  • Go to Interfaces (assign), go to VLANs tab, click on the + icon. Add the desired VLAN number and select your interface connected to ESXi.
    It's gonna create a new interface for that VLAN just as it would be a physical one.
    Add as many as you wish.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    VLAN 4095 in ESXi is "All VLANs" tagged.


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