pfSense Support Subscription

Author Topic: pfSense and Untangle in Transparent Bridge with ESXi 4  (Read 5382 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline AhnHEL

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 572
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
pfSense and Untangle in Transparent Bridge with ESXi 4
« on: February 16, 2010, 03:16:09 am »
Planning on running a ESXi setup for pfSense and Untangle in Transparent Bridge mode but I'm having some issues planning out connectivity with a Dual Intel Pro 1000 MT NIC, 4GBs RAM, and a q8400 Quad Processor.  Is it possible someone who has a similar setup to post a screenshot of their Networking/Configuration tab as well as how you setup Promiscuous Mode on each vSwitch?

This is for a simple home network with about 10 PCs and a 10Down/.5Up Connection.  Overkill for a home but a fun project nonetheless.  Thanks in advance for any help.  Total newb when it comes to Virtualization.

AhnHEL (Angel)
NYC

3 pfSense sites: 2.1 RELEASE (amd64)
Dell 745 SFF E4400 @ 2.0Ghz, 2GB RAM, 20/5 Mbps
Dell 755 SFF E6550 @ 2.3Ghz, 2GB RAM, 20/5 Mbps
White Box i5 3570k @ 4.4Ghz, 16GB RAM, 114/6 Mbps, SSD
OpenVPN (Site to Site, Road Warrior), IPSec Mobile, UPnP Gaming, Traffic Shaping, Snort, Suricata

Offline zhoffman

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: pfSense and Untangle in Transparent Bridge with ESXi 4
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 09:44:57 pm »
working out the bugs in similar setup, i will post results if/how get it working.

Offline AhnHEL

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 572
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: pfSense and Untangle in Transparent Bridge with ESXi 4
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 05:05:08 am »
Got it working with the below setup.  I dont know if this is correct but it is working, any comments on any tweaks to this is appreciated.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 05:07:07 am by onhel »
AhnHEL (Angel)
NYC

3 pfSense sites: 2.1 RELEASE (amd64)
Dell 745 SFF E4400 @ 2.0Ghz, 2GB RAM, 20/5 Mbps
Dell 755 SFF E6550 @ 2.3Ghz, 2GB RAM, 20/5 Mbps
White Box i5 3570k @ 4.4Ghz, 16GB RAM, 114/6 Mbps, SSD
OpenVPN (Site to Site, Road Warrior), IPSec Mobile, UPnP Gaming, Traffic Shaping, Snort, Suricata

Offline zhoffman

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: pfSense and Untangle in Transparent Bridge with ESXi 4
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 05:27:55 pm »
I did it with proxmox, working pretty good.  Was wanting untangle for some utm stuff since i cant keep the l7 stuff in pfsense 2 working without blocking everything or crashing.  Works exactly as planned, i just created a dmz and didn't do a tbridge, w/ two physical nics for in/out interfaces.   Untangle pissed me off since there are no good reports for the webfilter w/ out paying for esoft.  So was looking at redesigning and putting a pf+squid back in front of untangle and converting to tbridge.  So it would be a dual pf setup w/ an untangle tbridge in the dmz mostly for layer 7, av.    its really neat, a vrouter appliance.  i can redesign on the fly, etc.  I have 4 gbit intel mobo so i have enough adapters to come back out to the real world for dmz's + portals + extra router/wan interfaces, + i can add to more to my appliance pretty quickly and cheaply.  I had to combine all the diff products to get all the functions i wanted, just had to use more hardware. i added a 2nd 2.5" 160gb 7200 drive just for the untangle vm to run on as it used the disk quite a bit, it took a few mins to boot all the way up on 1 disk, 2-4 or so, still waiting for 2nd drive to arrive.  running on a c2d e8400. would like to get it down to roughly a min and and add a vm or so... .  didn't seem to affect my internet connection at all, im only 10/1 mbps though.  like to do some real world thruput testing, vpn etc...   kinda fun project.  Slap one of those new 1156 chips deskop or server, and that would be some serious firewalling power for SMB if it can perform well.