ACE - FT tracking

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Aug 26th, 2008
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Existng setup:

SW-Dist1 SW-Dist2

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ACE 1 --- ACE2





where C1-3 are contexts, all contexts are active in ACE1.

These ACE are modules in 6504 switches.

SW1 and SW2 respectively.

SW1 and SW2 are trunked to Distribution Switches via port channels.

Requirement is to implement failover by tracking uplink port-channel availability.

How to achieve this? Any help is much appreciated.

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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Tue, 08/26/2008 - 13:59
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With ACE you have 3 tracking options

you can track host (an ip), track an Interface and an HSRP group.

Tracking interface option is applicable for VLAN interfaces only. It cannot track port channel/ physical interface.

In your case the best option would be to track HSRP group configured on the uplink devices.

More details at

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khaderbasha Wed, 08/27/2008 - 06:19
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Thanks Iftekhar for the link, Is tracking HSRP group good for ACE if it is deployed in Bridge mode ?

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Wed, 08/27/2008 - 09:45
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Infact HSRP tracking is the recommended option for bridge mode.

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khaderbasha Mon, 09/08/2008 - 06:15
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Thanks Chris, can you kindly post your tracking configuration, appreciate it.


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