Hyper-V Test Lab

Hi Everyone

I've set up a small Hyper-V Active Directory test lab which is isolated from our production network.  I have set it up using a separate internet line that we use for guest WiFi access.

I have the Hyper-V server on  a static IP address on a 192.168.1.xx address.

I have then created a VM running PfSense router to provide the VMs internet access and to further segregate them.  The VMs are connected to a separate Private switch that use IP addresses on 10.10.1.xx range.

I have got the basic connectivity working now, but I am just wondering if it is possible to use the PfSense to act as a VPN so I can connect into the AD domain from home etc.

I'm not looking for detailed instructions on setting it up, but just to know if its possible, or whether I need to approach it in a different way.

Matthew HinchliffeIT EngineerAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Elliott ClarkDBACommented:
In short, yes it is possible, the follow link should help


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Matthew HinchliffeIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi Elliot

Thanks for the link, definitely a good read.  What I can't quite get my head round is how I get access to the VMs that are on the 10.10.1.xx range as the Hypervisor, and any other clients I guess are on the 192.168.1.xx range, much like how it is set up in a residential setting.  So I can see how I could connect via the VPN to those machines e.g. the hyper-v server, but not the actual VMs.

Or does the router part of pfsense handle all of this ?

Just like to properly have my head round stuff before I get stuck in

I'm sure I'm missing something pretty obvious but just can't seem to join up all the dots.

If anyone has anymore tutorials or guides that would be great.

Elliott ClarkDBACommented:
The Hypervisor should sort all the routing part out in the background, if you can access out to the internet with your VMs then you know this part is already configured.

I'm not 100% the way it is done with Microsoft but VMware handles it all with virtual switches and vLANs.

Best bet is to test it and see how far you can get!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.