All boxes are running on the latest 2. Joined Jan 7, Messages Thanks Read about how we use cookies and how you can control them here. If the VM is shut down and the number of vmxnet3 interfaces is reduced to 4 or fewer, all the vlan interfaces start working again. After booting the box again, Ihad to re-assign the interfaces via the shell. Thank you for the comment.

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I believe iperf3 defaults to K. Thanks for the heads up. Yeah no need to reinstall, just adding new NICs then re-assigning suffices. Sep 4, Total Views: If I remember correctly iperf defaults to the minimum pack size of 64 Bytes on a single thread.

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All interfaces should match up with the correct MAC addresses now. Unlike some people said to do a fresh install, i did the “dirty” way of removing the old NICs and re-adding them. The issue seems to be on the VMWare side with vmxhet3 ethernet pciSlotNumber which is generated only on booting the VM with new vmxnet3 interfaces The interfaces, as they are presented to the VM, freebxd out of order.


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Home New Browse Search [? The other interfaces continue to pass traffic, however. Comment 7 Andrew I’ve tried not all options to change pci bus numbers for ethernet interfaces in vmx config but without success.

This article did not resolve my issue. I’ve switched to e interfaces and the problem disappeared.

I’m trying to rule out possible problems, vmxnet3 being one. Product information, software announcements, and special offers.

If the VM is shut down and the number of vmxnet3 interfaces is reduced to 4 or fewer, all the vlan interfaces start working again.

I all ready new that the virtual and physical networks where configured correctly because of iperf testing showed expected speeds so the issue had to be with FreeNAS settings. Thank you for the comment. This essentially means that pfsense in VMware is useless if you plan on using one interface per port group and letting VMware do the tagging, since many places have greater than 5 VLANs in use.

Comment 8 Bryan Venteicher If the freebsd VM has 5 more vmxnet3 interfaces, all vlans to all of the vmx interfaces will stop working. Our Mission As host of the pfSense open source firewall project, Netgate believes in enhancing network connectivity that maintains both security and privacy.


Joined Aug 7, Messages 2, Thanks Bam, 10GbE is now working as it should.

Use the pfSense Package Manager to install the open-vm-tools package instead! Comment 3 Nick Hilliard More than 4 esxi vmxnet3 interfaces causes vlans attached to vmxnet interface Comment 1 Nick Hilliard Try multiple parallel connections and a larger window.

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I have not done any testing since then as this vmxneg3 my Internet router so I only need GB speeds and don’t need the 10GB vmxnet driver. When I ran vmx3 my switch log was flooded with duplex mismatch errors. Request a Product Feature. This article resolved my issue. You might just need to refresh it.