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    Sukhjit Hayre

    hmm, not sure I agree with – Inline load balancer (also called transparent load balancer)

    please review;
    https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-Data-Center-for-vSphere/6.4/com.vmware.nsx.admin.doc/GUID-140D726F-4E9C-49E1-AA74-416DA13ABC87.html

    “When you add a server pool, the transparent mode is disabled by default. When transparent is disabled, back-end servers see the traffic source IP as a Load balancer internal IP. When this mode is enabled, source IP is the real client IP and NSX Edge must be on the path of the server response. A typical design is to have the server default gateway be the NSX Edge. Transparent mode does not require SNAT. ”

    So what VMware is saying is if you enable transparent mode knob, then the real client IP is known to the backend servers, where when it’s disabled (default) then “no” SNAT is done on the NSX LB

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