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bskoros
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Unable to connect to ESXi 3.5 via internet

Hello all,

While I am able to connect to my server (as well as the Virtual servers as well via Remote Desktop) via my network while at home with no issues, I am unable to connect from outside my home, via the internet. I have ports 443, 902 and 903 set to forward to the IP address of the server (192.168.1.120- fixed). I just purchased a new Linksys router (WRT54GS) thinking something was wrong with my original one, and as it was several years old, figgured it was time for a new one anyway. Right now the router is useing to factory firmware, though in the past i have used Tomato and DD-WRT (preferred).

Did not help.

A coworker also has ESXi running at his home and is able to connect to it with no issues, so I know there are no issues where I work that might cause the problem. He is also unable to connetc to my server. I have also tried from other friends homes/networks, all with the same results.

I called my ISP (Cablevision of Long Island) to verify none of the ports were being blocked (they werent).

Any idea what to try next?

Thank you!

Bill

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AndreTheGiant
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I suggest to use a VPN, it's more secure, and simple that doint NAT at port level.

Be sure that from ESXi you can reach Internet.

And see this thread, for NAT problem:

Andre

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ConstantinV
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Just was trying to connect to my ESX Server obvious showing ports for connection, and not typing https, and server replied with a error on connection to 903 port. Try to use this articles as manuals: First & second

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VCP 4/5, VCAP-DCD 5, VCAP-DCA 5, VCAP-CIA 5, vExpert 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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bskoros
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All VM's reach the internet just fine, and the box itself is reachable from within the network.

As i said, it works on other systems, just not mine, so there has to be a peice of the puzzle missing.

Bill

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ConstantinV
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I think there is a trouble in configuartion of your router.

StarWind Software Developer

VCP 4/5, VCAP-DCD 5, VCAP-DCA 5, VCAP-CIA 5, vExpert 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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datactrl
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I have the same problem. I can't access all the guest OS's under ESXi 3.5. I'm pretty sure my ISP doesn't block out any ports. I test one Win2000 standing alone on my networking and it works.But for all guest OS's under ESXi 3.5 just being blocked out. Please advise, thank you in advance!

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