i have two gatway to internet in front of a load balancer

korb3n
korb3n Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1
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hi currently fing is unable to detect this kind of configuration i have a gateway that have two wan adapters one connected to a different ISP  and the gateway is loadbalancing the connections per session . 
a fingbox is deployed behind the loadbalancer but   dectect only one service provider for reporting and and troubleshooting ... that's something we can do to improve that situation ? or i need to deploy 2 fingbox ? one for each ISP ?  

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  • Robin_from_Fing
    Robin_from_Fing Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 4,866
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    Hi @korb3n
    As of now, in your case, you will need a second fingbox for second ISP to be monitored. The Fingbox is designed for the average home network. It can manage/control one LAN or VLAN and one 2.4 GHz /5 GHz Wi-Fi network with the same SSID. You will need to pick one of your SSID to monitor/control via the Fingbox. 
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  • Messy
    Messy Member, Beta Tester Posts: 23
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    Hi,

    I also have a load balancer with multiple broadband connections.

    To answer your question in a slightly different way. The Fingbox monitors the network it is connected to and as you define the connection the Fingbox uses you by default define the broadband connection it uses.

    For example if you define a live/standby setup the Fingbox only sees the currently live link.

    If you use a load balanced live/live set up it will still only see the link that is provided for it.

    To see wan link A, wan link B and the main network you will need three Fingboxes.

    I hope that helps.

    Ciaran
  • GaoGao
    GaoGao Member Posts: 30
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    edited October 19, 2020 #4
    Load balancing is different to link aggregation. There are different types of load balancing but most often it balances a outbound connection on only one of the broadband channel based not on traffic load but on the number of connected devices, on a round robin base. It is using, as the Fingbox the ARP protocol. So, as far I understand your configuration, when your Fingbox send an ARP request your Bridge will only answer for one of its broadband interface. So I am not surprise than the Fingbox only find one of the two connections. ARP is a pretty simple protocol, I think, should your bridge support it, you will need something like SNMP but to the best of my knowledge, the Fingbox does not support SNMP discovery.
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.