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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    In your case, you may be better off having Untangle on dedicated interfaces, internal and external, and using the third for management and the rest of your VMs.
    That sounds like very good advice. I would obviously need to buy another NIC, but would I also need another physical Switch, and another NIC for PC1 (my PC) for the new Switch to connect to?

    For now, I will do as you say; configure the 2x NIC set up. I have a feeling that adding a third NIC to the ESXi host later on, should I require it, would be very easy to implement and configure.

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    No, if you do the three nic setup with Untangle internal and external dedicated, you'd have two interfaces on ESXi attached to the same internal switch. The switch will have more internal bandwidth than any individual port. That configuration affords Untangle the same network connectivity as a bare bone server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    ... you'd have two interfaces on ESXi attached to the same internal switch.
    Of course! It makes sense now, thanks.

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    I've created a new vSwitch from the other physical NIC and labelled it 'WAN'.

    I've successfully deployed the OVF template.

    I've created a Snapshot of the Untangle VM.

    I am now configuring the virtual hardware. Does this look okay? If 'yes', I will save the settings: Untangle VM HW.JPG

    Once I have saved the settings, I will post a screen-shot of the networking configuration, as I promised in Post #17, for anyone who only has two NIC's.

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    you dont need 3 nics IN untangle. you just need 3 nics in the box.....

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    ok lets try to step back and look at this

    3 nics in the PHYSICAL box
    1-MANAGEMENT nic/VMKernel
    1-WAN - this will be dedicated nic going from modem to ESXi
    1-VMNetwork - this is essentially your LAN (i actually label mine LAN)

    the management nic is ONLY for ESXI use, not for any of the VMs to touch it
    in Untangle, you want the first NIC to be the WAN and the second NIC to be the 'LAN' or VMNetwork

    you also need to enable promiscuous mode on the WAN and the VMNetwork (go into the ESXi configuration/networking/properties on each, and under security, enable PROMISCUOUS mode.

    its not difficult, but you really do need to understand how ESXi works....if you understood the basics of ESXi you would understand what everyone here is trying to tell you

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    Yeah that is not what was suggested...

    Granted, having a third virtual interface that attaches to a vSwitch with no physical adapter bound to create a DMZ can be a good idea... but a bit beyond what was discussed.

    We've discussed two ways to configure three physical interfaces in the VMhost.

    You really need to just get a basic workstation working in ESXi and get your brain wrapped around how that works before you proceed any further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pirateghost View Post
    you dont need 3 nics IN untangle. you just need 3 nics in the box.....
    As I said in Post #21 pirateghost...
    Quote Originally Posted by J2897 View Post
    For now, I will configure the 2x NIC set up.
    ... What I meant by this is, I am going to use 2x physical NIC's and see if it works out.

    I have already set both vSwitches to Promiscuous Mode as instructed by the Untangle Virtual Appliance guide.

    Thanks though, I will follow your post if I have traffic issues and decide to use a 3x physical NIC set up.

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    Promiscuous mode is only required on the non-IP assigned half of an Untangle Bridge. Router mode installations do not require this weakening of security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    Granted, having a third virtual interface that attaches to a vSwitch with no physical adapter bound to create a DMZ can be a good idea... but a bit beyond what was discussed.
    I didn't add it. It was already there. I have unchecked the 'Connect at power on' box because I didn't see a need for a third virtual NIC. Perhaps I should just remove it completely? Should I completely remove the CD/DVD Drive too? I don't have a CD/DVD Drive in the ESXi host.

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