[Bridge] Bridging under vmware esx 3.0

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at vyatta.com
Fri Aug 15 15:03:54 PDT 2008

On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 00:50:05 +0300
"Elias Chatzigeorgiou" <echatzigeorgiou at youtravel.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>     I tried to setup a bridge in a (debian-based) virtual machine using esx server. I added two nics on my vm connected then in two different networks and used the bridge utility (brctl) to bridge them. I gave the bridge an ip address so that it would be visible from the network.
> I can access both networks from that vm, and machines on both networks can access the vm.
> BUT PACKETS from net1 do not reach net2 and vise-versa.
> I have no ip/ebtable rules and /proc/sys/net/bridge/* files are set to zero.
> As a last check, I used tcpdump to dump packets comming from e.g. the net1 to the attached nic (eth0) and they seem to reach only if eth0 is not part of the bridge. 
> Thanks
> Elias Chatzigeorgiou

Vmware has their own bridge stuff, and is proprietary, ask them.

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