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ESX server behind Netscreen

ESX server behind Netscreen

ESX server behind Netscreen


Has anyone installed ESX server 2.x behind Netscreen-25 firewall.

I am working on an ESX server which is behind Netscreen firewall over VPN. Our VPN link is up and proper but sometimes i simply cant connect to the ESX server, but i can connect to other Windows based servers on the same VPN.

Any ideas? I checked the logs and found nothing, dont know whether ESX is causing problem or Netscreen. I have allowed everything (traffic) on the VPN network



RE: ESX server behind Netscreen

Are you trying to ssh or MUI into ESX?  How are you connecting to the Windows hosts?

RE: ESX server behind Netscreen

To the windows host i am using Pcanywhere and to VMWare ESX first i am trying to connect via SSH and then through the management interface (http)


RE: ESX server behind Netscreen

Make sure you have ports 23 and 902 opened up on your firewall.

RE: ESX server behind Netscreen

In my netscreen I have opened all services by specifying ANY.
This setting is only for the VPN network.
People who are accessing on the other side of the VPN are saying there is some issue related to ARP queries and the connection drops (ssh & http) after some time.


RE: ESX server behind Netscreen

Hi, heyyunus

We have the same setup for almos two years and everythings works great, its the anyway to post the Netscreen information without the IP address of course...

Make sure that you alowd https traffic...

RE: ESX server behind Netscreen

It was something related to the ARP timer which was set to default of 20 mins. I changed the ARP time in the NS-25 to 5 hrs, After that it is proper.


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