Load balancer failover
i have tried searching for this problem but i can't find an awnser to it.
i have 2 pfsense boxes with 3 interfaces, wan , lan and sync
i have set the carp options on the master and filled out everything except for the peer box
on the slave i just have the sync button enabled.
When i wanted to add a carp address for the WAN interface i tried 3 times to add it,
It did add it or so it seemed i clicked apply, it did (still there), but then when i refreshed after a while it was gone.
On the forth time i did it, it somehow sayed in place and both machines had the VIP
i added the loadbalancer rule, it should forward the http request on the carp address to a http pool
same story with the virtual ip, i added it but it disapears. But after sevral tries it appears on both machines.
When the rule is finally added the load balancing works.
But when i stop the master pfsense the other pfsense doesn't take over.
sorry i'm a complete noob on this, and i do appologies if this is covered in another topic but i didn't find it.
thanks in advance
dotdash last edited by
Have you looked at this?
You'll notice that on the secondary node, you only check 'sync enabled' and select the interface.
(Ignore the preemption setting, it's on by default now)