Load Balancing 2 web servers

  • OK have read the PDF on pfsense about load balancing. I want to load balance 2 windows IIS servers. The PDF make is sounds possible, but I can't seem to get it working.

    I setup a 3 virtual machines, 2 with IIS on windows server. The last machine was a pfsense with 2 nic.

    The WAN is set to
    pfsense gateway
    IIS load balanced IP

    The LAN is set to
    pfsense gateway
    IIS1 windows
    IIS2 windows

    status > Load Balancer > Pools
    show both IP and at 100%.

    status > Load Balancer > virtual servers
    show status "active" for address

    But when I go to that address I get connection refused.

    I added the firewall rule...
    IPv4 TCP source* port* list_of_IIS_servers 80 (HTTP) gateway* queue none schedule""

    list_of_IIS_servers -> and

    Some of the google stuff I read talked about some type of gateway but did not give an example of how to do it.

    Any suggestion on what I should try next?

  • @ssanders76

    I got it working you need to add a virtual IP address (IP Alias) of on the WAN.

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