UPDATE the FreeBSD Handbook has been updated.
Here is a quick post regarding my struggle with CARP while upgrading a server from FreeBSD-9.2 to FreeBSD-10.
The first problem I encountered was loading the CARP kernel module. It turns out it has been renamed
So enable carp by adding the following line to
The next hangup I ran into was the carp syntax change.
You no longer define carp interfaces with
ifconfig_carp. Instead you create a interface alias.
Here is an example of a working
ifconfig_em1="inet 126.96.36.199/32" ifconfig_em2="inet 188.8.131.52/32" ifconfig_em1_alias0="vhid 12 advskew 210 pass RD0B4OBZ 192.168.1.11/32" ifconfig_em1_alias1="vhid 12 advskew 210 pass RD0B4OBZ 192.168.1.12/32" ifconfig_em2_alias0="vhid 12 advskew 210 pass RD0B4OBZ 192.168.2.11/32" ifconfig_em2_alias1="vhid 12 advskew 210 pass RD0B4OBZ 192.168.2.12/32"
The alias must be numbered starting with 0 for each interface. The alias number must be sequential, skipping numbers will result in the interface not being created.
Alternatively we could setup the interfaces using
ifconfig_em1_aliases="\ vhid 12 advskew 210 pass RD0B4OBZ 192.168.1.11/32 \ vhid 12 advskew 210 pass RD0B4OBZ 192.168.1.12/32 \ \