6509 and HSRP

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Mar 27th, 2007
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I am using two Cisco 6509 chasis acting as access/distribution switches. So I dual homed hosts connected to these switches. One NIC to each switch. Can I use HSRP between the two switches to provide fault tolerance when NIC1 is connected to one switch and NIC2 is connectyed to another?


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Gavin

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Jon Marshall Tue, 03/27/2007 - 06:10
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Hi Gavin


Yes, you can use HSRP for this, indeed this is exactly what HSRP was designed for.

Do you have a layer 2 trunk between your 2 6500 chassis ?


If so it is fairly straighforward eg.


6509_1


interface Vlan50

description xxxx

ip address 10.181.120.2 255.255.255.12

no ip redirects

standby 50 ip 10.181.120.1

standby 50 timers 1 5

standby 50 preempt

standby 50 authentication "xxx"


6509_2


interface Vlan50

description xxxx

ip address 10.181.120.3 255.255.255.128

standby 50 ip 10.181.120.1

standby 50 timers 1 5

standby 50 priority 50

standby 50 authentication "xxx"


Then set the default gateway on your host to point to 10.181.120.1


HTH


Jon

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