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HA Node in Pacified State





 An HA node reflects the pacified state in status squares at the top right corner of the Web Interface.


Product: LoadMaster

Version: Any

Platform: VMware

Application: Any 

Question/Problem Description: 

Having issues connecting to a virtual service. The status squares are now showing that the units are in the pacified state.

The status squares display a green and blue box.


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Error Message:  
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  • VMware Switch configuration does not follow the HA requirements. 
  • MAC Address Changes and Forged Transmits both need to be accepted within the VMware Switch.  Without these settings being accepted, the units are unable to communicate properly.  Both units may attempt to take the Master role causing connectivity issues with virtual services. 
  • In this state the machine is only accessible using the direct machine WUI (not the shared WUI) and it is not participating in any HA activity. Therefore, no changes from the active unit are received and it does not take over if the active unit fails. To remove the unit from the pacified state, fix the root cause of the health check failures, log in to the pacified LoadMaster through SSH or the console and reboot.  If a unit continuously reverts to a pacified state, check the network to see if CARP is being blocked.

HA Requirements and Recommendations

Why MAC Address Changes and Forged Transmits are required for HA checks

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