replacing our physical web server that is currently located in our DMZ with a VM

We are replacing our physical web server that is currently located in our DMZ with a VM.
 
At the moment, we have an Ethernet cable running from the DMZ port on our Watchguard directly to the physical web server.
 
Can you please advise what I need to do with the physical cabling and the vSphere networking to enable the Watchguard DMZ port to be visible to the VM infrastructure.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You take that ethernet cable running from the DMZ port on your Watchguard and you connect it directly to a physical network port on the  ESXi server, and label that port DMZ.

You then create a new Standard Switch (vSwitch), and connect the DMZ port above (uplink) to that vSwitch.

The next step is you create a Virtual Machine Portgroup and label it DMZ, and connect that to the vSwitch.

Then select your VM, Edit the VM Settings, Edit the Network Interface, and select the DMZ Portgroup.

You have now connected the VM to your DMZ network.

see my EE Article, and pay special attention to Step 4. Creating a new vSwitch. Substitue the physical network uplink with your DMZ port connected to Watchguard, and Label the virtual machine portgroup DMZ, and then select in the VM.

Part 14: HOW TO: Configure basic networking on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server
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Thank you great help,  very quick response
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