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HSRP IPv6 Global Unicast

Hi everyone,


I have a Nexus 6000 platform and trying to get an idea of why with HSRP configured with Global Unicast (in my case it is rather Local Unicast within fd00::/8 range) gets assigned to the group Virtual IP as secondary and Link-Local auto generated one is being assigned as primary? Is this an expected behavior or there is some configuration I am missing? Thanks!

interface Vlan2601  
 no shutdown
  no ip redirects
  ip address
  ipv6 address fd01:0:101:2601:0:1:63:251/64
  ipv6 nd managed-config-flag
  ipv6 nd other-config-flag
  ipv6 nd prefix default no-advertise
  hsrp version 2
  hsrp 2601
    priority 255
  hsrp 2601 ipv6
    priority 255
    ip fd01:0:101:2601:0:1:63:253
  ip dhcp relay address
  ipv6 dhcp relay address fd01:0:101:2626:0:1:204:1 


Vlan2601 - Group 2601 (HSRP-V2) (IPv6)
  Local state is Active, priority 255 (Cfged 255)
  Forwarding threshold(for vPC), lower: 1 upper: 255
  Hellotime 3 sec, holdtime 10 sec
  Next hello sent in 1.683000 sec(s)
  Virtual IP address is fe80::5:73ff:fea0:a29 (Implicit)
  Active router is local
  Standby router is fe80::22a:6aff:fe87:74fc , priority 254 expires in 4.170000 sec(s)
  Authentication text "cisco"
  Virtual mac address is 0005.73a0.0a29 (Default MAC)
  2 state changes, last state change 4d22h
  IP redundancy name is hsrp-Vlan2601-2601-V6 (default)
  Secondary VIP(s):


Hi Sergey,This is expected

Hi Sergey,

This is expected behaviour as the use of a link-local address as the next-hop is considered best practice. It It is mentioned in this draft:

It is worth bearing in mind that most routing protocols use the link-local address for a next hop. This requirement is mentioned in another ITEF RFC:




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