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Failover on a router

hi all

just wondering is it possible to have failover on router similar to how it is poss on an ASA? at present we have only one router which routes via 3 poss internet connections depending on netwrk add, but what if that router dies?? even i wont be able to get in via SSH to do anything..so to avoid this im looking for a failober router. All help would be appreciated

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Re: Failover on a router

Hi,

You can implement HSRP (Hot Standby Routing Protocol) which it is similar to active/standby failover mode in ASA world; there is one router "active" and one router in standby..if the active "dies" the standby take the role of active.

Here is a link for configuring HSRP: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipapp/configuration/guide/ipapp_hsrp.html

HSRP is Cisco proprietary. If you want use a standard with functionality similar, but not equal, to HSRP, you must choose VRRP. Here is a link: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipapp/configuration/guide/ipapp_vrrp.html

If you want a protocol similar to active/active failover mode in ASA world you have to use GLBP (Gateway Load Balancing Protocol). Here is the link: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipapp/configuration/guide/ipapp_glbp.html#wp1054488

I hope this helps.

Best regards.

Massimiliano.

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Re: Failover on a router

Hi,

You can implement HSRP (Hot Standby Routing Protocol) which it is similar to active/standby failover mode in ASA world; there is one router "active" and one router in standby..if the active "dies" the standby take the role of active.

Here is a link for configuring HSRP: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipapp/configuration/guide/ipapp_hsrp.html

HSRP is Cisco proprietary. If you want use a standard with functionality similar, but not equal, to HSRP, you must choose VRRP. Here is a link: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipapp/configuration/guide/ipapp_vrrp.html

If you want a protocol similar to active/active failover mode in ASA world you have to use GLBP (Gateway Load Balancing Protocol). Here is the link: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipapp/configuration/guide/ipapp_glbp.html#wp1054488

I hope this helps.

Best regards.

Massimiliano.

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Re: Failover on a router

hi Massimiliano

thanks for the reply.

Re: Failover on a router

You're welcome.

Massimiliano.

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