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HSRP on 3850

I currently have a 3560 with the following setup:



description to_fw

no switchport

ip address

no cdp enable


int Vlan10

ip address


int Vlan20

ip address


ip route



A L3 interface, with routes for and pointing to

A very simple setup that works very well for what we do. We are replacing the 3560 with a pair of 3850s. My original plan was to run HSRP on the L3 VLAN SVIs and on the routed interface, setup STP, portchannels, etc, and move on with life...however the 3850s do not currently support HSRP.

That's right, HSRP that has been around since 1998 (or so) isn't in the current IOS for the 3850.

I cannot seem to find a way to virtualize the IP of the VLANs (gateways for their vlan members) and the routed interface IP (gateway from firewall and for traffic from the switch). HSRP, VRRP, GBLP, all seem to not be part of the IOS on the 3850. IPSERVICES doesn't seem to have these features either, not that it would be a viable option for me.

What options do I have? I have to be able to define an IP as a gateway that I can define on my clients that will float between switches. With HSRP and interface tracking the solution is simple.


Relevant info:


License Level: Ipbase


Switch Ports Model              SW Version        SW Image              Mode

------ ----- -----              ----------        ----------            ----

     1 56    WS-C3850-48T       03.02.02.SE       cat3k_caa-universalk9 INSTALL

Everyone's tags (3)

Re: HSRP on 3850

Hello Steve

First hop routing protocols such as - hrsp/glbp etc is supported on the 3850 with 12.4T iOS


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New Member

HSRP on 3850

Thanks for the quick reply!

When I log in to support and choose "Cisco Catalyst 3850-48T-L", my only software types shown are "IOS XE Software", which only has 3.2.* versions of IOS XE.

Am I missing something really simple?

#sh ver

Cisco IOS Software, IOS-XE Software, Catalyst L3 Switch Software (CAT3K_CAA-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 03.02.02.SE RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

Technical Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2013 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 14-Jun-13 19:24 by prod_rel_team


Re: HSRP on 3850


See this thread

From - Dan Dan the cisco man

""Hi- HSRP & VRRP will be available in Q3CY13.



I can get why they have let in a box without the ip services we have been used to for years & years

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Regards, Alex. Please rate useful posts.
Cisco Employee

Re: HSRP on 3850

Correct. This is the 3.3.0 release which is due out this Fall.

New Member

Re: HSRP on 3850

3.3.0 is out now - go get it..!

Edit : Seems VRRP didn't make it , HSRP is gone from the incompatible list atleast...