HSRP in single router

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Oct 13th, 2008


Can we configure HSRP in single router connected to Two l2 switches thro FA port.

I need to monitor These two FA ports if one goes down another should come up and vice versa.

I have this problem too.
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AJAZ NAWAZ Mon, 10/13/2008 - 23:23

HSRP on single router chassis is not possible. However, there are various other potential solutions to this topology.

So which router platform do you have please?


paul.matthews Mon, 10/13/2008 - 23:31

You can configure HSRP on a single router, but there's not a lot of point. The only point is if there are definite plans for a second router, and the single router is an interim solution.

You mention two switches - I am gonna take a wild guess and ask if you have two switches connected togther and you have two LAN interfaces on your router and want to cover for a failed LAN interface on either the router or switch? If so look at IRB - create a BVI, add the IP config to that and then just bridge the two LANs to the BVI.

The other alternative I can think of is the two switches are "upstream" in which case you would be better off with a routing protocol, or a poor second of floating static routes.

If I have guessed wrongly, please let us know what you are actually trying to do.

harisivaji Tue, 10/14/2008 - 00:52

Hi paul ,

Is there any configuration document for the scenario.




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