I have a very simple setup where my ESXi host is hooked up to the LAN just as other regular PCs. I have created a few VMs on that host and want to be able to access the LAN as if these were hooked up to the LAN directly. I have read multiple solutions on it but I am confused whether to go for one or not. It would be great help if someone could point me in the right direction. Here is what I think I should do:
I should create another network for the VMs' internal traffic besides the one default network that is bound to host NIC. Then I need to have a gateway VM with a software such as pfsense that would do the magic and let my VMs see the LAN and its IP addresses seamlessly.
Is my understanding correct?