Server 2019 under ESXi 7 bridge does not work

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Tasagore
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Server 2019 under ESXi 7 bridge does not work

Post by Tasagore » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:20 pm

Hi

I have a few Softehter installations working perfect, most of them under ESXi 6.7 and Windows 2012 R2 Server. Now I'm configuring a new server Windows 2019 running under ESXi 7, I've made same steps than in the others configurations (enable promiscuous mode in the vSwitch, add a secondary adapter to the VM), but the bridge does not work.

I've made a simple test, if I configure a local IP in the adapter then when I connect with any client (Softether or L2TP) the connection is stablished right, the DHCP assigns a IP to the client, but only pings to the secondary adapter gets response (so the bridge does not work). If I remove the IPv4 protocol in that adapter then I can connect but no IP is assigned from DHCP.

I've compared two installations and the only thing that seems different is that in one of them (ESXi 6.7+Windows 2012R2) Softether shows that is NOT running under a VM, but in the new one (ESXi 7+Windows 2019) Softether shows that IS running under a VM, all the other configurations are same un both servers, routers, ports...

I don't know if this could be related to the Hypervisor or to the Windows 2019, but I've tried a lot of things with no success :(

Any idea?

Tasagore
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Re: Server 2019 under ESXi 7 bridge does not work

Post by Tasagore » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:48 pm

Seems that ESXi is the problem because I've installed a Win10 with Softether and the bridge still does not work, exactly the same in a ESXi 6.7 works perfect.

I'm going to downgrade the server to v6.7 and will see...

Tasagore
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Re: Server 2019 under ESXi 7 bridge does not work

Post by Tasagore » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:42 am

Stupid mistake...I've enabled promiscuous mode en ESXi but not Mac spoofing, with two enabled all works fine.

ksantos
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Re: Server 2019 under ESXi 7 bridge does not work

Post by ksantos » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:58 pm

How do you enable MAC Spoofing on a ESXi?

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Re: Server 2019 under ESXi 7 bridge does not work

Post by fenice » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:42 pm

ksantos wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:58 pm
How do you enable MAC Spoofing on a ESXi?
Edit the Switch on the ESXi server and go to the Security tab and make the change there.
Regards


Bill

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Re: Server 2019 under ESXi 7 bridge does not work

Post by Test Case » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:58 am

Hi, I am having a tough time getting softether local bridge working on ESXi 6.7 (VM running Windows Server 2016). I have 2 nics, the 2nd nic is dedicated to the bridge segment (a DHCP server is running on that segment). I have tried unchecking (and took the default) protocols on the 2nd nic, as soon as the local bridge is created, it goes offline and stays offline. I have enabled the virtual switch port group to accept promiscuous mode, enabled mac address changes, and forged transmits. Thanks

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