Why am I seeing "Unknown keyword" lines in the keepalived logs and keepalived is not fully starting?

Solution In Progress - Updated -

Issue

  • keepalived fails to set the VIP
  • The following messages appear in /var/log/messages:

    Keepalived[43827]: Opening file '/etc/keepalived/keepalived.conf'.
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 7) Unknown keyword 'vrrp_instace'
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 7) Unexpected '{' - ignoring
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 8) Unknown keyword 'interface'
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 9) Unknown keyword 'state'
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 10) Unknown keyword 'virtual_router_id'
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 11) Unknown keyword 'priority'
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 12) Unknown keyword 'virtual_ipaddress'
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 12) Unexpected '{' - ignoring
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 13) Unknown keyword 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx'
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 14) Unknown keyword '}'
    ...
    Keepalived[43827]: (Line 18) Unknown keyword '}'
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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