PA-VM guest ethernet1/x in VMWare Workstation can't communicate with the host OS or any other hosts

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PA-VM guest ethernet1/x in VMWare Workstation can't communicate with the host OS or any other hosts

L1 Bithead

My topology is as follows.

Client ( <--> ( PA-VM ( <--> ( Server
                        ethernet1/1           ethernet1/2    

PA-VM-ESX-8.0.0.ova image was downloaded from PA support site and installed on VMware Workstation.
I was able to ssh and accessing web GUI via management interface. No issue with that.

However, when I configured other interfaces such as ethernet1/1, and ethernet1/2, I was not able to ping these interfaces. ARP entry on both host OS and PA-VM shows nothing. The only MAC address appear on host PC belong to PA-VM management interface only.

Initially, I thought this problem caused by VirtualBox as vmxnet3 only available on VMware Workstation. Then I decided to download VMware Workstation but still experiencing the same issue.

NIC config in VMware
NIC 1: Host-only (management)
NIC 2: Custom VMnet1
NIC 3: Custom VMnet2



show system info

admin@PA-VM> show system info

hostname: PA-VM
ip-address: <-- management IP
ip-assignment: dhcp
mac-address: aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:01
family: vm
model: PA-VM

show interface all

admin@PA-VM> show interface all

total configured hardware interfaces: 2

name                    id    speed/duplex/state        mac address       
ethernet1/1             16    10000/full/up             aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:11
ethernet1/2             17    10000/full/up             aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:12

aggregation groups: 0

total configured logical interfaces: 2

name                id    vsys zone             forwarding               tag    address                                         
------------------- ----- ---- ---------------- ------------------------ ------ ------------------
ethernet1/1         16    1    INSIDE           vr:default               0      
ethernet1/2         17    1    OUTSIDE          vr:default               0    



Only PA mangement MAC address appear on Host PC

C:\>arp -a | findstr -i aa-aa-aa       aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-01     dynamic


Please let me know how to fix this issue.



Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


I'd take a look at the VMX file and actually verify everything is setup correctly; you likely have an issue in that configuration. 

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