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ESXi: firewall: can it be at ESXi/host level or does it have to be at the router level?

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Hello experts,

In terms of security for my ESXi host/box, allowing traffic in and out this box, it looks like it has to be at the router level only, is this correct?

I just want to make sure no external traffic can ping this box, only my LAN...

thanks,
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Hi,

If you want to protect your Service Console/Management network you should place it in a VLAN and restrict access, also make sure you only have the ports open that you need on your ESX firewall. Also secure SSH access. If you are using ESXi you should enable 'Lockdown mode'.

Hope this helps.
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got it... thank you
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