I would like to know what is the difference of using HSRP standby command in the following way
(config-if)# standby 1 name CCIE
(config-if)# standby name CCIE
What is the significance of using the number next to standby.
numbered standby groups allows you to create several standby groups on the same interface. If you have secondary subnets on the interface, multiple standby groups would be required.
You could also create two standby groups on an interface with two different VIP addresses. Make one VIP active on one router, and another VIP active on another router. Configure half your clients to use one VIP as default gateway and the other half use the other VIP as default gateway. You are now load balancing outbound traffic.