PfSense on ESXI - VDSL PPPoE behind Switches - VLAN?



  • Hey,

    I am new to pfSense and I am totally impressed by all the features but the disorientation is not less ;D

    Unfortunately I didn`t find a solution in the forum nor the internet for the following configuration:

    I installed pfSense as a VM on ESXI 6.0 and configured 2 virtual switches (LAN/WAN) consisting of 2 physical NICs.

    This server is connected to a switch which is connected to another switch. On this switch there is the VDSL-modem connected to a port. The VDSL-modem is so far configured as a router (gateway). Now I want to put the VDSL-modem in bridged mode and use it as a plain modem and pfSense for PPPoE & Routing.

    How do I manage to tell pfSense where the VDSL-Modem is behind all the switches and the connected devices?
    Do I have to set up VLAN tag for VDSL in pfSense and use the VLAN-ID on the corresponiding ports on both switches (switches are VLAN-capable)?

    Configuration:

    Internet -> VDSL-Modem -> Switch 1 -> Switch 2 -> pfSense on ESXI

    Help is highly appreciated ;D



  • try this configuration:

    internet -> dsl modem -> vswitch (wan) -> pfsense on esxi (virtual nic#1)
          physical switch 1/2 <- vswitch (lan) <- pfsense on esxi (virtual nic#2)


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