Configuration in AWS
External ALB -> VM-series 300 (in 2 AZ) -> Internal ALB ->webserver
The target group of the external ALB shows unhealthy for port http/80
External NLB ->VM-series 300 (in 2 AZ)-> Internal NLB -> webserver
The target group of the external NLB shows healthy for port tcp/80 consistently
Why is the external ALB target group showing unhealthy ? randomly it goes healthy and then toggles
Security Groups are open to all on the untrusted interface.
Watch your routes on the firewall. The ALB fires its health probes cross zone. If you are using DHCP on your interfaces, ensure that only your Untrust interface is configured to import the Default route. You will then want to put a static route for any internal subnets that are not directly connected to your Trust interface subnet pointing to the first IP of your trust subnet.
Additionally, change your management interface a static DNS server set to the second IP address of the VPC CIDR. We had an issue in older versions of 8.1 where we were not importing the DHCP assigned DNS server.
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