Pfsense 2.0 load balancing setup?



  • Hi,
    I have been using 1.3 with three network cards, loadbalancing and failover working perfect.
    I tried to upgrade to 2.0 but the load balancer stopped working and was just using the gateway on WAN
    I tried to install 2.0 from the live install cd but the loadbalancer setup is so different.

    I was wondering if there is and docs or tut's to show how to setup 2.0???
    My configuration is as below.

    nic1
    LAN interface (fxp0) 
    IP address 192.168.0.2   
    Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 
    Media 100baseTX <full-duplex>

    nic2
    WAN interface (xl0) 
    Status up 
    MAC address 00:01:02:57:04:b7 
    IP address 192.168.0.201   
    Subnet mask 255.255.255.255 
    Gateway WANGW 192.168.0.5 
    ISP DNS servers 202.136.43.239
    202.136.42.241

    nic3
    OPT1 interface (xl1) 
    Status up 
    MAC address 00:01:02:57:03:1c 
    IP address 192.168.0.202   
    Subnet mask 255.255.255.255 
    Gateway OPT1GW 192.168.0.3

    Any and all help is appreciated in advance.</full-duplex>



  • @pieter64:

    Hi,
    I have been using 1.3 with three network cards, loadbalancing and failover working perfect.
    I tried to upgrade to 2.0 but the load balancer stopped working and was just using the gateway on WAN
    I tried to install 2.0 from the live install cd but the loadbalancer setup is so different.

    I was wondering if there is and docs or tut's to show how to setup 2.0???

    Yes. Read this: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,10407.0.html



  • Thanks dusan,

    I have now setup the gateways…see below.
    Name Interface Gateway Monitor IP Description

    WANGW (default)  WAN  192.168.0.5  192.168.0.5  Main_ADSL     
    OPT1GW  OPT1  192.168.0.3  192.168.0.3  Backup_ADSL

    I have then gone into the Groups .....

    Group Name LoadBalancing
    Gateways WANGW OPT1GW
    Priority Tier 1 Tier 1
    Description Load Balancing

    But it still is using the wan and never going to opt1.

    Have I missed something???????



  • @pieter64:

    Thanks dusan,

    I have now setup the gateways…see below.
    Name Interface Gateway Monitor IP Description

    WANGW (default)  WAN  192.168.0.5  192.168.0.5  Main_ADSL       
    OPT1GW  OPT1  192.168.0.3  192.168.0.3  Backup_ADSL

    I have then gone into the Groups .....

    Group Name LoadBalancing
    Gateways WANGW OPT1GW
    Priority Tier 1 Tier 1
    Description Load Balancing

    But it still is using the wan and never going to opt1.

    Have I missed something???????

    Probably missing (policy-based) routing rules.

    Checkout you Firewall -> Rules -> LAN tab to be sure there are rules with gateway=LoadBalancing. If every rule is with gateway=* (where * means the default gateway) then all traffics go out via the default gateway (WAN).


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