[Bridge] Bridging under vmware esx 3.0

Joubert Berger joubert at berger-family.org
Sat Aug 16 20:33:58 PDT 2008

Remember that you need to put the ports on the vmware switch into
promiscuous mode.


On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 5:50 PM, 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
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