Install the Firewall VIB on ESXi:
Repeat the following steps on all Cisco HyperFlex nodes in your cluster.1. Enable ssh and log in to your ESXi host by using a tool like PuTTY2. Copy the VIB file to the ESXi host's tmp folder using HTTP or a SCP client3. Install the VIB
esxcli software vib install -v /tmp/VeeamCiscoHXFirewall.vib -f 4. Verify the VIB was installed
esxcli software vib list | grep 'Veeam'
5. Verify the new firewall rule is active
esxcli network firewall ruleset list Note: If the VIB installation fails, you might need to set the acceptance level to CommunitySupport and retry the installation.
esxcli software acceptance set --level=CommunitySupported Set the Veeam Proxy Servers1. Enable allowed IP list for the new firewall rule
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -r "VeeamCiscoHXFirewall" -a false 2. Set the Veeam proxy server data network IP that is on the Hyperflex ("Storage Controller Data Network")
Repeat the following command for all Veeam proxy server or set a subnet:
esxcli network firewall ruleset allowedip add -r "VeeamCiscoHXFirewall" -i "172.17.53.53."
3. Verify the IPs are set
esxcli network firewall ruleset allowedip list | grep -v "All" Note: Veeam recommends to set the all IPs of Veeam proxy servers in the firewall rule. Otherwise the firewall rule is enabled for all incoming connections. You can specify either the IP address or a subnet. Use one command per proxy.
Check if everything is configured correctly1. Check the Security Profile on the ESXi hosts
For HX systems < HX2.5 using the relevant VIB.
For HX system >= HX2.5 using the relevant VIB.2. Check the VIB
esxcli software vib list | grep 'Veeam' 3. Check the ruleset
esxcli network firewall ruleset list
4. Check which Veeam Proxy IPs are assigned
esxcli network firewall ruleset allowedip list | grep -v "All"