Keepalived is in a bad state after the service is reloaded; it behaves as if a real server is active but it is not visible in ipvsadm output and client connection attempts fail

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • The Keepalived service appears to be running normally but the ipvsadm command does not show all the expected real servers.
  • System logs may contain "no destination available" messages:

    kernel: IPVS: rr: TCP - no destination available


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • keepalived

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