Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Webcast-Catalyst9k
New Member

GRE Virtual IP

Somebody know if is possible to deploy GRE with high availability?

The idea is to have to routers at the same GRE side with a "Virtual GRE IP" or something like that, so in the case that one router fails the other one takes the tunnel.

4 REPLIES
Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: GRE Virtual IP

Marcelo

I am not sure that there is any "virtual IP" capability in GRE. But I have impelmented something that I think may be close to what you are looking for. At a customer network we have many remote sites where we wanted to provide a sort of high-availability capability. We run 2 GRE tunnels from the remote to 2 router at the main site. Both tunnels come up and active. We run EIGRP over the tunnels and manipulate the metric so that we have a primary and a backup. Normally traffic flows over the primary. If there is any kind of problem with the primary connection (could be on the main router, could be in the network connecting them) EIGRP will detect loss of connectivity and quickly and smoothly transfer traffic over to the backup tunnel. This is the kind of automated and transparent functionality that you usually look for with virtual IP functions. It has worked well for us.

HTH

Rick

New Member

Re: GRE Virtual IP

Hi Rick,

Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, the remote site does not support 2 simultaneous GRE tunnels.

It seems we have to implmenet manual redundancy.

Thank you

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: GRE Virtual IP

Marcelo

I do not understand your comment about the remote site does not support 2 simultaneous GRE tunnels. If you mean that they are not willing to do 2 tunnels that is one thing and probably not much that you can do. But if you really mean that the remote does not support (is not capable of doing) 2 GRE tunnels then I am puzzled.

HTH

Rick

New Member

Re: GRE Virtual IP

Yes Rick, it seems weird but is true since at the remote site there is no a Cisco Device.

Thank you

129
Views
0
Helpful
4
Replies
CreatePlease to create content