Failover for Static routing

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Nov 20th, 2009

I'have VLAN 10 configured with, VLAN 11 with , and use static route for ip address w.x.y.z  with GW

Now if is down , I should have route to as GW.

But even if interface is down - i still see route for the same as /24 since VLAN 10 is up. How do i remove route pointing to and install one having GW - ?



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Reza Sharifi Fri, 11/20/2009 - 10:40


You need to configure floating static route for your back up connection.

So give your back up connection a higher AD


ip route

ip route 254



Giuseppe Larosa Fri, 11/20/2009 - 11:00

Hello Chintan,

you should use reliable static routing so that the device can detect next-hop failure of primary static route


you need to configure a probe to check IP reachability of IP next hop of primary route.

How to do this is IOS version dependent follow the document.

if this is a multilayer switch the L3 interface Vlan 10 is up until at least one interface is in STP forwarding state for vlan 10.

This is called autostate.

Hope to help



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