URGENT Assistance needed: WAN Interface Vs. CARP_WAN Interface for VIP Alias



  • Greetings,

    This is affecting production and REALLY need some advice.

    When creating a (WAN) VIP Alias and choosing an interface, which should I select; WAN or  {CARP IP Address}(CARP_WAN)?

    pfSense 2.1 was configured to use High-Availability Sync.  There is an interface on both boxes for WAN, DMZ, and SYNC (isolated and non routing).
    Right now, the backup is down and sync is turned off.  When the box was rebooted ALL of the Aliases that had CARP VIP interface selected would not route through.  Once we changed it to WAN, it worked right away.

    I will be upgrading the above setup with two new 2.2 builds that have the CARP VIP Interface selected for the Aliases because that is how the configuration was before the issue.  Plus, it works on three other setups at different locations.

    Thanks for your help


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    If you want an IP Alias VIP to track the CARP VIP in 2.2 (and fail over with it), assign it to the CARP VIP.



  • @dbennett:

    This is affecting production and REALLY need some advice.

    Have a look here if it is THAT urgent. That's what they are there for!


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