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Showing posts from February, 2013

Failure of vShield Edge NAT/VPN Traffic Post-5.1 Upgrade

UPDATE: Turns out this is a known issue during the 1.5 > 5.1 VSM upgrade and a fix should be released in an upcoming patch.

That's about the shortest title I could think of to be descriptive of this issue. TLDR is that NAT rules on vShield Edge appliances appear to be causing unexpected behavior on VPN traffic after a vCloud upgrade from 1.5 to 5.1.
Background: We recently upgraded from 1.5 to 5.1. For most of our vDCs, we simply have a single vSE/Routed network that connects a private subnet to a "WAN" network and pulls a public IP from a pool. We forward (NAT) and allow (firewall) selected ports (e.g. 3389 for RDP) to virtual machines. Most of these networks also have a site-to-site VPN tunnel with a physical firewall across the internet. After the upgrade, we went and converted our rules to match on original IP and then enabled "multiple interfaces" - effectively taking them out of compatibility mode. Everything looked good (even for the vSE devic…