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Redundant interface pairs like ASA on routers?

I'm designing and configuring a new network and I would like to connect one router with two interfaces to the same spanning tree domain (a couple of switches). A third interface is going to another subnet.

I would like to have the two interfaces to be redundant and provide subsecond failover. So a BVI with spanning tree on the router is not really an option.

Is it possible to configure redundant interface pairs like ASA 8.0 on a router? Or is there another way to accomplish this?

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New Member

Re: Redundant interface pairs like ASA on routers?

So two router interfaces connected to the same switch? or each router interface connected to a different switch?

New Member

Re: Redundant interface pairs like ASA on routers?

The two interfaces are connected to different switches, but connected to the same layer 2 domain / vlan / spanningtree domain.

Re: Redundant interface pairs like ASA on routers?

You could do it with bridging on the router:

bridge 1 protocol ieee

bridge irb

!

interface FastEthernet0/1

bridge-group 1

!

interface FastEthernet0/2

bridge-group 1

!

interface BVI 1

ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.0

!

HTH

Andy

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Re: Redundant interface pairs like ASA on routers?

Yes this is an option, but I would like to have subsecond failover between the links.

Is it possible to configure uplink fast between these links?

Re: Redundant interface pairs like ASA on routers?

You could tune STP to try and achieve these kinds of times, however I think you want to be looking at alternative designs.

Dual routers running HSRP/GLBP is where I would be looking.

Andy

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