Load Balancing vs. Failover



  • Hey all,

    okay, I could simply try it out, but I'd love to know what I could be expecting to happen:

    If I configured a load balancing tool for outgoing traffic  and one outbound interface dies, will the others still be served and
    the down one will be marked down and everything will be good?

    The next question is, the IP address I configured in the pool options, is it pinged via the appropriate interface (such as ping -i dce0 10.10.10.10)
    or is it generally pinged, so I HAVE to use a special IP Adress in the appropriate network of the connected interface?

    Thanks a lot for your explanations!

    Cheers

    UG



  • When a link goes down, traffic will still go out over the link that is up.

    A static route is automatically installed for the monitor IP. So the pings will go out the correct interface.


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