Can someone explain to me how i can do this ?

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Hello, as you can see, below I have attached a diagram of my home network and I have some concerns.

I want pfSense, which will run on a VM from the Proxmox server, to be the main router (Wan PPPoE, DHCP for all devices, to provide me with Internet for the Proxmox server for the rest of the virtual machines, and for Proxmox to be accessed by on any link of the switch, not just local as it works for me now).

The Proxmox server has a NIC with 4 gigabit ports, which is recognized from installation without the need for other settings, the motherboard NIC is disabled, so only the 4 will be main.

I want that after the pfSense is configured, I can forward the internet to the big server, Proxmox, and later through the switch to the rest, preferably all in the same network.

The problem is that I'm not very good at bridge in Proxmox and I haven't found a tutorial to my liking where I can understand something.

I specified some details about the devices in the diagram as well.

If anyone is doing quite well and has a similar or even larger setup, I would appreciate the help!


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Hello, as you can see, below I have attached a diagram of my home network and I have some concerns.

I want pfSense, which will run on a VM from the Proxmox server, to be the main router (Wan PPPoE, DHCP for all devices, to provide me with Internet for the Proxmox server for the rest of the virtual machines, and for Proxmox to be accessed by on any link of the switch, not just local as it works for me now).

The Proxmox server has a NIC with 4 gigabit ports, which is recognized from installation without the need for other settings, the motherboard NIC is disabled, so only the 4 will be main.

I want that after the pfSense is configured, I can forward the internet to the big server, Proxmox, and later through the switch to the rest, preferably all in the same network.

The problem is that I'm not very good at bridge in Proxmox and I haven't found a tutorial to my liking where I can understand something.

I specified some details about the devices in the diagram as well.

If anyone is doing quite well and has a similar or even larger setup, I would appreciate the help!


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Since you mentioned that you wanted a four port NIC for pfSense, I recommend this guide: https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/recipes/virtualize-proxmox-ve.html

What I like about the above guide is one has the opportunity expand both physically as well as virtually. Most important is to set vmbr0 to an IP that is on the same network as pfSense LAN...example, IP 10.10.10.10/24 for Proxmox, gateway/DNS 10.10.10.1 and network 10.10.10.0. Then set vmbr0 gateway and DNS to pfSense's LAN. Note that doing it this way, you won't be able to update Proxmox until pfSense VM is installed and VM running.

Ideally, you can set separate device configured with the gateway/DNS that you plan to use on pfSense so you can update Proxmox after installing it and before you install the pfSense VM. In my case, I have my production pfSense configured with a DMZ with the same exact gateway/DNS that I planned for the virtualized pfSense, thus making it easy to update Proxmox before installing the pfSense VM.

Also Ideal is to use a computer with an on-board NIC strictly for Proxmox management. Then after you have installed pfSense VM and configured it, you can attach the Ethernet cable to your switch that's attached to pfSense LAN. Hope this helps...
 
Since you mentioned that you wanted a four port NIC for pfSense, I recommend this guide: https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/recipes/virtualize-proxmox-ve.html

What I like about the above guide is one has the opportunity expand both physically as well as virtually. Most important is to set vmbr0 to an IP that is on the same network as pfSense LAN...example, IP 10.10.10.10/24 for Proxmox, gateway/DNS 10.10.10.1 and network 10.10.10.0. Then set vmbr0 gateway and DNS to pfSense's LAN. Note that doing it this way, you won't be able to update Proxmox until pfSense VM is installed and VM running.

Ideally, you can set separate device configured with the gateway/DNS that you plan to use on pfSense so you can update Proxmox after installing it and before you install the pfSense VM. In my case, I have my production pfSense configured with a DMZ with the same exact gateway/DNS that I planned for the virtualized pfSense, thus making it easy to update Proxmox before installing the pfSense VM.

Also Ideal is to use a computer with an on-board NIC strictly for Proxmox management. Then after you have installed pfSense VM and configured it, you can attach the Ethernet cable to your switch that's attached to pfSense LAN. Hope this helps...
Hello,

The cable connection to everything works, the router is configured, it works without problems, and for the proxmox host I came with a cable from the switch in one of the remaining 2 ports and set vmbr0 static ip 172.16.1.2 and gateway 172.16.1.1 (pfsense), is that ok? or must it be configured differently?

Thank you very much!

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