Monitoring



  • Is the monitoring function for loadbalacing implemented in Beta2?

    Thanks,
    Alex



  • Yes, it should be.



  • Okay. Maybe I did something wrong, but i'm trying to load balance with a (very unreliable) link when it's up, and when it's not up, my router is still trying to load balance with it. I'm using yahoo's IP as the monitoring ip, with ICMP. Maybe I have to put something in the "Port" box?



  • You need to ping a next hop gateway.



  • Is it necessary to add a static route for each next hop to be sure pfsense will ping it using the right link ?



  • Thats a good point.  We may want to automatically do this behind the scenes.

    Can you please open a ticket and assign it to me at http://cvstrac.pfsense.com/tktnew

    Thanks!



  • @sullrich:

    Thats a good point.  We may want to automatically do this behind the scenes.

    Can you please open a ticket and assign it to me at http://cvstrac.pfsense.com/tktnew

    Thanks!

    How does the failover ping work ? Is there a deamon (I thought it was slbd but I suppose this is only for incoming LB …)
    My dual ADSL nat is running , but I can't have a policy route removed when a link is down (I put the next gateway as a ping monitored IP ..)



  • Its built into slbd, but without the static routes its pinging out the primary wan, which is most likely up.



  • @sullrich:

    Its built into slbd, but without the static routes its pinging out the primary wan, which is most likely up.

    I have created a gateway pool (which is running ok), but slbd never started up.
    I tried to launch it myself (without any argument) and it's running, but I don't think it is checking anything about the gateways.

    I can read this in the LB log tab :

    Mar 14 21:56:29 slbd[4556]: Using r_refresh of 15000 milliseconds
    Mar 14 21:56:29 slbd[4556]: Using configuration file /var/etc/slbdcap

    Unfortunatly

    /var/etc/slbd.conf is empty
    /var/etc/slbdcap doesn't exist .


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