HSRP standby track command

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I have 2 WAN routers with dual WAN links and 2 access switches on site.

I have HSRP enabled on Vlan 1 and standby track command enabled as well.

Can I know how did the HSRP priority value affect the spanning tree switching decision? For example, if the primary hsrp link failed.

Is there any issue that I need to beware of when using "standby 1 track" command?

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guruprasadr Mon, 02/23/2009 - 00:28
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HI Chris, [Pls RATE if HELPS]

Work-around Mechanism:


Configure the switch with the set spantree portfast enable, which allows the switch to bypass the spantree states and go straight into the Forwarding state.

Hope this helps.

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Guru Prasad R

guruprasadr Mon, 02/23/2009 - 00:41
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HI Chris,

Configure "set spantree portfast enable" on the switchports.

You can enable on a global basis, which affects all ports that have PortFast configured.


Best Regards,

Guru Prasad R

naveen_b81 Mon, 02/23/2009 - 00:50
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The HSRP in no way affect the spanning tree decision. Also please note that you do not need to do anything on the spanning-tree, alhough sometimes the traffic might flow thorugh a longer path (i mean the number of switched the traffic flows through)


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