XMLRPC sync operation timed out



  • Hello folks,

    I am setting up an XMLRPC sync according to the online book: https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/book/highavailability/example-redundant-configuration.html

    The 172.16.X.X were followed and the firewall rules for the sync interface was added to both firewalls

    The sync is happening between an XG-7100 as the primary (172.16.1.2) and an SG-8660 as the secondary (172.16.1.3). The two units are directly connected to each other via a crossover cable. On the XG-7100: eth8 with a VLAN tag and members 8, 9t, 10t and on the SG-8860, OPT4.

    I have been getting the following error messages:

    Apr 24 13:18:11 php-fpm 390 /rc.filter_synchronize: The pfSense software configuration version of the other member could not be determined. Skipping synchronization to avoid causing a problem!
    Apr 24 13:18:11 php-fpm 390 /rc.filter_synchronize: XMLRPC versioncheck: -- 18.9
    Apr 24 13:18:11 php-fpm 390 /rc.filter_synchronize: New alert found: A communications error occurred while attempting to call XMLRPC method host_firmware_version: Unable to connect to tls://172.16.1.3:443. Error: Operation timed out
    Apr 24 13:18:11 php-fpm 390 /rc.filter_synchronize: A communications error occurred while attempting to call XMLRPC method host_firmware_version: Unable to connect to tls://172.16.1.3:443. Error: Operation timed out
    Apr 24 13:18:01 php-fpm 390 /rc.filter_synchronize: Beginning XMLRPC sync data to https://172.16.1.3:443/xmlrpc.php.
    Apr 24 13:18:01 php-fpm 390 /rc.filter_synchronize: New alert found: A communications error occurred while attempting to call XMLRPC method host_firmware_version: Unable to connect to tls://172.16.1.3:443. Error: Operation timed out
    Apr 24 13:18:01 php-fpm 390 /rc.filter_synchronize: A communications error occurred while attempting to call XMLRPC method host_firmware_version: Unable to connect to tls://172.16.1.3:443. Error: Operation timed out

    I am not sure what I did wrong. Can anyone help check it?



  • As an addendum, both firewalls are running pfsense 2.4.4 Release p2


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Hardware in an HA pair must match.



  • Hello. Just a clarification. When you wrote "HA pair must match" do you mean they have to be two units have to be the same model?

    Thank you.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Yes. Particularly the interfaces.



  • Okay. Noted. Thank you.


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