Protect the ESXi virtual machines with OpenBSD

I own a server at Online.net which now runs VMware ESXi free edition. The thing is VMs have to access the Wild Wild Web and provide public services while still being protected. So let’s configure OpenBSD to do so. Continue reading “Protect the ESXi virtual machines with OpenBSD”

Create an (IP alias / secondary administration network) on VMware ESXi

For some reasons, I need to create a secondary administration network on my ESXi servers. As I don’t need the routing stuff, I thought I’d create IP aliases as I would do with any UNIX server. But on the ESXi, it is just no possible, AFAIK.

The solution is to create another VMkernel port, used for management, on the ESXi. As I don’t want to use any extra hardware, I’ll create the portgroup in the existing vSwitch. Here’s how.
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