I am trying to load balance a couple of web servers from the LAN side as I don't need access from the WAN so that clients on the LAN can access these web servers: LAN IP is

  1. I created a virtual IP VIP:
  2. Created a pool "POOL01" that contains two web servers with IPs and on port 8080
  3. Created a virtual server using the VIP created earlier that points to "POOL01"
  4. I created a rule on FW to allow all traffic to VIP to any service from any source
  5. WebGUI redirect is Disabled
  6. Monitor is ICMP

I can ping VIP, but telnet to port 8090 is not open and I don't understand why, also when I look at the status, it shows that virtual server is down. LAN interface itself can reach these servers as well.

Any clues on this issue.

pfsense version: 2.4.3-RELEASE-p1


  • You need to edit your question to include the full device configuration. We cannot guess what is wrong. Spculation and guessing are off-topic here.
    – Ron Maupin
    Commented Sep 12, 2018 at 14:49


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