Configuring NetScaler

I want to configure NetScaler for testing purpose in my home lab. The lab is configured in VMWare workstation and is set to VMNET02 network. Now how do I test my iPad connectivity with netscaler. The current IP address on my lab system are network. and my iPad and local(host) is having a IP address of network. Please help in getting it configured for testing.
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Dhiraj MuthaLevel DAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you considered using a VIrtual Router, also installed in VMware Workstation.

1.Router on a floppy (small footpint)

2. monowall

3. vyatta

All of the above can be used to create a router, on VMware Workstation, which can be used to route traffic from network to network
Dhiraj MuthaLevel DAuthor Commented:
Is there a step by step guide for this, because I am newbie for this.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No, other than following then documentations proivided by the different options.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Dhiraj MuthaLevel DAuthor Commented:
Any other suggestions because i am not that good at linux. Can we something by using routing?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Although these are based on FreeBSD, they are menu driven to create your router. Just create a VM, with two NICs, and follow the Tutotrials.

You need a router to do the routing.
Dhiraj MuthaLevel DAuthor Commented:
Ok. Thanks. I will work on it and update you.
Dhiraj MuthaLevel DAuthor Commented:
I installed m0n0wall and got it up and running. This is the screenshot of the interfaces on it. Now m0nowall is acting like a gateway for my VMNET02 (vmware workstaion network). Now how do I configure it.

VMNET02 : IP Range :
Local Internet: IP Range :

My vmware esx server has 2 nics, 1 on VMNET02 and other on bridged. (vmware networking image attached)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You need to have two network interfaces on MonoWall VM, connected to both vSwitch0 and vSwitch1.

and configure routing to route between the two networks

Dhiraj MuthaLevel DAuthor Commented:
1) I have 2 nics on monowall vm. 1st connected to VMNET02 ( and 2nd connected to DMZ (

2) I created two static routes on monowall, below is the configuration



monowall's IP is

Now I am able to ping and (local systems IP) from my vm systems ( series). But not able to ping VM's from local systems

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Dhiraj MuthaLevel DAuthor Commented:
vSwitch0 - series

vSwitch1 - series
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you will need to probably add static routes to your local systems, so they know the gateway to route to to reach
Dhiraj MuthaLevel DAuthor Commented:
how do I do that...

My systems network details are as follows


And monowall's interface details I have attached the image in the previous post.
Dhiraj MuthaLevel DAuthor Commented:
I used vyatta to configure, but did not found any configuration details here, so I had to do lots of research to get it done. At the end I was sucessful.
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