[PVE-User] How to add a second router to same Proxmox server?

Bruce B bruceb444 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 19:56:51 CEST 2012


Thanks for the input.

If I create a vmbr1 and then whenever I create a container can't I simply
select vmbr1 as the venet or veth? Are you saying I have to change things
on the host node (I'd like to stay away from that).

What is involved with pfSense vlans? My pfSense has 3 ports. My ISP gives
two totally separate blocks of IPs to us (one is a /29 and other is a /27).
The /29 right now is using WAN port on pfSense. LAN-1 port is going to
Proxmox. I am only left with LAN-2. If I use that as WAN-2 then I don't
have a LAN port left to connect to proxmox.

Do you see VLANs to be still easier for me to setup the /27 onto and
managing overhead would be lower than getting a second router involved?


On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Guy <guy at britewhite.net> wrote:

> Why not use VLANs on your pfsense firewall I do this all the time.
> On a side note. You can't have two default routes. You can add routes to
> specific networks. As this is standard Debian you can google for details on
> setting that up
> ---Guy
> (via iPhone)
> On 13 Jun 2012, at 18:37, Bruce B <bruceb444 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have a SuperMicro server with two NIC ports on it. Eth0 is connected to
> a pfSense router and all the VM and Containers obtain DHCP IP from that
> router via Proxmox vmbr0. I want to add another router to the equation for
> redundancy and also because we got another block of IP addresses that I
> want to use. My current pfSense router doesn't have the ports needed to do
> the job so I need a second pfSense router for this. This is what I see in
> Network setup now:
> Name: Active: Autostart: Ports/Slaves: Subnet mask: Gateway:
> eth0          Yes            No
> eth1          No            No
> vmbr0 Yes            Yes eth0
> I have previously lost access to Proxmox GUI when turning on the eth1. I
> don't have the luxury of testing now. I have to do this precisely and
> correctly. So my questions are:
> 1- What files backup should I do first so that if I loose access to
> Proxmox GUI, I can restore them and do a "network restart" and get it all
> running to previous working state?
> 2- The new router will be supply IP ranges. After I
> connect it to eth1 port on the server, what should I do to turn it on.
> 3- Once it's setup, how do I go about dictating which VM or Container
> should obtain IP from which interface? do I need a vmbr1?
> Thanks
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