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Offline RyanLeighton

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« on: November 02, 2017, 03:35:10 pm »
Hi everybody,

Just a quick question about my config.  I currently run a Pfsense VM on ESXi with VCenter.  It currently has 2 vNICs (WAN and LAN).  I am now introducing some VLANs into the equation.

My question is am I better creating sub interfaces on the PFSense to allow VLAN traffic or a VNIC for each VLAN??  are there any pros or cons either way?

Any help much appreciated.


Offline genericname34

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 06:15:45 am »
I am also running pfSense in ESXi, personally I let pfSense do all the tagging and have only one LAN vNIC.
Keep in mind that in ESXi you can only add up to 10 vNICs per VM.
Also, to put the port group in trunk mode, set it to VLAN ID 4095, that is a bit obscure in the documentation ever since they switched ESXi to the web GUI.

In reality there shouldn't be any real difference. You're just changing who does the tagging.