Remote hosts unable to reach keepalived VIP after VMWARE snapshot

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Some applications reported "no route to host" errors when connecting to the cluster. This happened for a 25 minute period and was straight after a VM snapshot was deleted.
  • The keepalived routers were running in an Openshift POD to provide high availability to the cluster.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • keepalived
  • Can occur with or without Openshift.

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