I have two CISCO 2800 series routers for HSRP configuration. I have two switches for connecting the two routers for HSRP configuration. Can any of the CISCO experts show me with a pictorial representation of the network architecture for connecting the 2 routers and switches for effective HSRP implementation? Is it really necessary to configure standby track on the interface connected with the ISP?
Router 1 Router 2
You can configure trunk between the 2 switches. HSRP hello packets will flow from router 1 to switch1 to switch 2 and router 2 and vice versa.
Yes it is always good to configure tracking command on interface connected to ISP so that incase your first ISP link goes down HSRP can track the same and reduce its priority on active router and will make standby router as primary. Also when you configure tracking command it is good to configure PREEMPT command so that once the primary router comes back up relelection can happen and it can again take the role of primary.
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