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esx server and ips

05-03-2017, 04:35
Looking around, it seems that ESXi does not have NAT option for VMs, so ESXi itself requires you to configure each VM with a public IP address. However, there's an extra option: create a VM with a public IP, connected to a private network between VMs, and make it act as a NAT gateway for other VMs Connectedonly to the private network.

I've found this article, which describes how to do it with pfSense:

However, you may use any Linux distro, depending on your ability to turn it into a router. OpenWRT and Endian are very suitable for such purpose, because, as pfSense, they include easy to use web GUI.

Another option would be to use Proxmox, which you may found similar to ESXi, but allows to enable NAT for VMs.

05-03-2017, 01:04
If I run esx on my base host, what ip's do I assign to the vm's? Or do they all need to be public?