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Redundancy

Hi all,

Please may i know if we can config redundancy with router (without Switch) ?? I have two internet connection.

  • LAN Switching and Routing
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Yes you can have two paths for traffic to have redundancy accessing the WAN, but you will have a single point of hardware failure( your router).

Create two static routes to enable all host ( or certain number of hosts) to access either interface or both.

Both routes will be included in routing table because they will have the same cost.

Example:   ip route 192.168.10.0 255.255.255.0 s0/0/0 (interface connecting to ISP 1)

                 ip route 172.16.10.0 255.255.255.0 s0/0/1 (interface connected to ISP 2)

                 ip route 192.168.10.0 255.255.255.0 s0/0/1 (interface connected to ISP 2)

I think that you should redirect traffic that is sensitive to latency out one interface and use other interface for less important traffic

Hope this helps

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Redundancy

If you have a single router, no switch, and two Internet connections then I do not see any way that you can configure redundancy, other than providing routing logic to have one Internet connection function as backup to the other.

HTH

Rick

Redundancy

As Richard mentioned, the only redundancy possible with One router and no switch, is Internet WAN link redundancy.

you can use the Internet links as Active-backup (failover with two default routes, one with a higher AD to act as backup link) or Active-Active (load balancing with two default routes both with same AD but do make sure NAT is configured properly)

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The 7304 was a router that supported redundancy of components in the box, including the route processor, but it's now, I believe, EoS.  I don't recall any other router in the Cisco line up that can support such redundancy in a single box beyond the L3 switch "router" type chassis devices, e.g. 7604.

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Redundancy

thanks i think so

New Member

Redundancy

Hi JosephDoherty, Do you think that cisco routers can't support redundancy protocol like GLBP, HSRP and VRRP ??? am not sure
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KOUAMOU Franck stephane wrote:

Hi JosephDoherty, Do you think that cisco routers can't support redundancy protocol like GLBP, HSRP and VRRP ??? am not sure

Do I think they can't?  Not at all, however older IOS images might not support GLBP or VRRP and for any of these (also HSRP), you're generally working with more than one device to provide gateway redundancy.

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Redundancy

OK thanks

- can we use one router with two ISP and make redundancy ??

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Redundancy

Yes you can have two paths for traffic to have redundancy accessing the WAN, but you will have a single point of hardware failure( your router).

Create two static routes to enable all host ( or certain number of hosts) to access either interface or both.

Both routes will be included in routing table because they will have the same cost.

Example:   ip route 192.168.10.0 255.255.255.0 s0/0/0 (interface connecting to ISP 1)

                 ip route 172.16.10.0 255.255.255.0 s0/0/1 (interface connected to ISP 2)

                 ip route 192.168.10.0 255.255.255.0 s0/0/1 (interface connected to ISP 2)

I think that you should redirect traffic that is sensitive to latency out one interface and use other interface for less important traffic

Hope this helps

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