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HSRP -- is it possible to use different hardware

I was wondering whether or not you can use to different pieces of hardware (i.e. a Cisco 3662 and a Cisco 3620 or even a 1750) to setup a HSRP for fault tolerance. I know that it is probably preferred to use identical hardware, but if I don't want to spend the money on another 3662 and just want to provide failover for a FastEthernet interface. Any feedback / alternatives would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Justin Loucks

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Re: HSRP -- is it possible to use different hardware

Justin,

Yes you can use any mix of HW to provide HSRP fault tolerance as long as it supports HSRP.. ;)

Hope that helps you out,

Don

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Re: HSRP -- is it possible to use different hardware

Justin,

You should not have a problem with this at all, as the decodes i have seen do not contain device types, the only problem you would encounter is MHSRP, where certain controllers can not run multiple MAC's or instance's for HSRP groups.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/tech/tk648/tk365/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094afd.shtml#packetformat

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Re: HSRP -- is it possible to use different hardware

Justin,

Yes you can use any mix of HW to provide HSRP fault tolerance as long as it supports HSRP.. ;)

Hope that helps you out,

Don

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Re: HSRP -- is it possible to use different hardware

Thank you both for your responses. It's nice to know that there are numberous CCIEs out there willing to assist those of us who are just getting started...

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Re: HSRP -- is it possible to use different hardware

Of course you can. No problem at all.

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