Management Port Access

dmathurin

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Aug 8, 2023
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Hello,

I'm very new to Proxmox and I love this application. I'm hoping that someone can help with this small issue. I have Proxmox installed on a Mini PC with 6 ports. My existing network ip's are 172.22.13.0/24 Proxmox management port is port 5 using an IP of 172.22.12.50/24. My issue is that in order to manage Proxmox; I must have a network cable attached to port 5. I cannot ping nor access this port from any of the other ports. Port0 = WAN and Port1 = LAN. These ports are directly assigned to a virtualized pFsense. No issues there. It would just be nice to have access to port 5 (172.22.13.50/24) from my existing network and to not have to plug in a RJ45 cable everytime I need to manage Proxmox as it's in my bloody closet! LOL!! HELP
 
OK I've cheated a little. I've attached a switched and plugged in RJ45's to both port 5 and port 4. It really does feel like cheating. There must be a way to accomplish this via Proxmox
 
You could add port 5 to vmbr0. Should be the same without openvswitch I think.
OK I've cheated a little. I've attached a switched and plugged in RJ45's to both port 5 and port 4. It really does feel like cheating. There must be a way to accomplish this via Proxmox

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I am a bit confused.
Don't you need a switch in your closet anyway, with just one cable run to the closet ?
Or do you run multiple cables to your closet, but can't add another one ?
 
I am a bit confused.
Don't you need a switch in your closet anyway, with just one cable run to the closet ?
Or do you run multiple cables to your closet, but can't add another one ?
Sorry. Didn't mean to confuse. I have 4 cables running into my closet. My mini pc with the 6 ports is my switch/proxmox/firewall. Port 0 = Wan. Port 1 = Lan. Port 3 = NAS and port 4 = Access Point. Ports 5 is free and Port 6 is the management port
 
You could add port 5 to vmbr0. Should be the same without openvswitch I think.

Thanks again

You could add port 5 to vmbr0. Should be the same without openvswitch I think.


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I tried your suggestion but didn't work. For now I've just connected port 5 to port 6 via a patch cable and that seems to work just fine. It would be nice to get a "Proxmox" solution but hey .. this works so ..
 
Maybe it works because of openvswitch. Post your
Code:
cat /etc/network/interfaces
. My test of version of 8 looks like this.
Code:
cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface enp6s18 inet manual

auto vmbr0
iface vmbr0 inet static
    address 10.0.83.58/24
    gateway 10.0.83.1
    bridge-ports enp6s18
    bridge-stp off
    bridge-fd 0
I think you should be able to add the iface device of port 5 to the bridge-ports line.
backup the file first.
Good luck.
 

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