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6509 and HSRP

Hi,

I am using two Cisco 6509 chasis acting as access/distribution switches. So I dual homed hosts connected to these switches. One NIC to each switch. Can I use HSRP between the two switches to provide fault tolerance when NIC1 is connected to one switch and NIC2 is connectyed to another?

Help well rated.

Gavin

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Re: 6509 and HSRP

Hi Gavin

Yes, you can use HSRP for this, indeed this is exactly what HSRP was designed for.

Do you have a layer 2 trunk between your 2 6500 chassis ?

If so it is fairly straighforward eg.

6509_1

interface Vlan50

description xxxx

ip address 10.181.120.2 255.255.255.12

no ip redirects

standby 50 ip 10.181.120.1

standby 50 timers 1 5

standby 50 preempt

standby 50 authentication "xxx"

6509_2

interface Vlan50

description xxxx

ip address 10.181.120.3 255.255.255.128

standby 50 ip 10.181.120.1

standby 50 timers 1 5

standby 50 priority 50

standby 50 authentication "xxx"

Then set the default gateway on your host to point to 10.181.120.1

HTH

Jon

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