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