And welcome to the NethServer Community!
As an very longtime VMWare user (Pre 2000!), I’ve moved about 5 years ago to Proxmox.
I still have one client running Novell Netware, and as these “dead” systems do not run on Proxmox (No driver support), but they do run well in VMWare.
As this client wants to keep the Novell Netware running - for legal reasons as a financial services company, they need to keep records 10 years by law. And I did not want to have an extra server running just with VMWare for running Novell Netware, I began to think about cascaded Hypervisors…
A complete VMWare Server running in Proxmox…
To cut it short, it works extremly well! I now have the advantage of creating incremental Backups of
VMWare ESXi 5.5 using Proxmox and PBS - and this includes the VMDKs of Novell Netware running in VMWare. All with no additional costs!
Anyways: VMWare ESXi 5.5 already had the option for promiscious, I just checked.
As ESXi 7 still has promiscious, I assume ESXi 6 also has promiscios - I just don’t have one running to check…
You can find it under Configuration → Network → Settings → VM-Network → Security…
Screenshots (Sorry, only in german!):
Here are the settings:
And here is what VMWare “sees” of the Proxmox virtualized hardware…
BTW: It’s quite easy to export the VMDK from VMWAre ESXi to Proxmox, the convert the file from VMDK to Proxmox raw or qcow2. You can actually retain both NICs and MAC address - and NethServer runs great under Proxmox.
You can also run your VMWare ESXi 7 under Proxmox!
But before anything, make sure you have a full backup of NethServer (Using Nethserver, and VMWare, copy the VMDK and other settings!) and finally UPGRADE your NethServer to 7.9 !!!
7.7 is already quite old, a grandfather by now!
My 2 cents