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XG Home Edition on ESXi 6.7 with 4+ vNICs - NICs order

 Hello!

Im trying to install Sophos XG on my ESXi 6.7 using ISO (as OVA has some issues on my ESXi when trying to import VM from it). I need 6 interfaces so I added 6 network adapters to VM. Installation finished without any issues and also I was able to finish Initial Setup. But after reboot XG stops to answer on both LAN and WAN interfaces (other networks does not contain any hosts yet so I checked only LAN and WAN).

I found that XG works well if VM has only 3 interfaces. If add one more this issue appears again.

Is there any kind of port count limit for Home Edition or what else may cause this?



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  • I found better fix then E1000:

    In ESXi go to Edit VM -> VM Options -> Advanced -> Edit Configuration

    Then switch values for ethernetX.pciSlotNumber parameters to reorder NICs. For my case (6 NICs) following fixed the ordering issue:

    Initially it was:

    ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = 192
    ethernet1.pciSlotNumber = 224
    ethernet2.pciSlotNumber = 256
    ethernet3.pciSlotNumber = 1184
    ethernet4.pciSlotNumber = 1216
    ethernet5.pciSlotNumber = 1248

    I changed it to following:

    ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = 1184
    ethernet1.pciSlotNumber = 192
    ethernet2.pciSlotNumber = 1216
    ethernet3.pciSlotNumber = 224
    ethernet4.pciSlotNumber = 1248
    ethernet5.pciSlotNumber = 256

    Also found that this is consist between VMs and *nix OS - same fix work for pfSense as well (at least for 6 NICs)

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  • I found better fix then E1000:

    In ESXi go to Edit VM -> VM Options -> Advanced -> Edit Configuration

    Then switch values for ethernetX.pciSlotNumber parameters to reorder NICs. For my case (6 NICs) following fixed the ordering issue:

    Initially it was:

    ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = 192
    ethernet1.pciSlotNumber = 224
    ethernet2.pciSlotNumber = 256
    ethernet3.pciSlotNumber = 1184
    ethernet4.pciSlotNumber = 1216
    ethernet5.pciSlotNumber = 1248

    I changed it to following:

    ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = 1184
    ethernet1.pciSlotNumber = 192
    ethernet2.pciSlotNumber = 1216
    ethernet3.pciSlotNumber = 224
    ethernet4.pciSlotNumber = 1248
    ethernet5.pciSlotNumber = 256

    Also found that this is consist between VMs and *nix OS - same fix work for pfSense as well (at least for 6 NICs)

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