User Colin Westwater walks us through how he set up his pfSense firewall in a VMware virtual environment. pfSense is an open-source firewall based on FreeBSD operating system. You may view the full set of instructions at the link below.

My lab is completely nested in VMware Workstation v14 and I use pfSense to isolate the various labs I run. In this blog post I am going to run through how to set it up as a VM in Workstation and then set it up to isolate some nested VM’s.

pfSense acts a virtual router/firewall that lets me run whatever I want such as AD, DHCP, vCenter, etc. behind it without affecting my home network. The list of features that pfSense can provide are extensive. In this blog post I am using v2.4.3 of pfSense.

Full tutorial: http://www.vgemba.net/vmware/pfSense-VMware-Workstation/