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HSRP and GLBP

What is the difference between HSRP and GLBP ?

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HSRP uses a Virtual IP

HSRP uses a Virtual IP address that is managed by a primary router with a standby ready to step in if need be.  With GLBP the IP address is load balanced across different MAC addresses.  So if someone arps for the Gateway MAC address the Active Virtual Gateway (AVG) responds with the MAC address of a Active Virtual Forwarder (AVF) that can forward the Packets.

Check out these links for more info:

 

HSRP:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk648/tk362/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094a91.shtml

 

GLBP:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2t/12_2t15/feature/guide/ft_glbp.html

 

HTH

Regards

Inayath

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GLBP performs a similar, but

GLBP performs a similar, but not identical, function for the user as the Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP). HSRP and VRRP protocols allow multiple routers to participate in a virtual router group configured with a virtual IP address. One member is elected to be the active router to forward packets sent to the virtual IP address for the group. The other routers in the group are redundant until the active router fails. 
GLBP provides load balancing over multiple routers (gateways) using a single virtual IP address and multiple virtual MAC addresses. Each participate in forwarding packets. 

Cisco Employee

HSRP uses a Virtual IP

HSRP uses a Virtual IP address that is managed by a primary router with a standby ready to step in if need be.  With GLBP the IP address is load balanced across different MAC addresses.  So if someone arps for the Gateway MAC address the Active Virtual Gateway (AVG) responds with the MAC address of a Active Virtual Forwarder (AVF) that can forward the Packets.

Check out these links for more info:

 

HSRP:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk648/tk362/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094a91.shtml

 

GLBP:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2t/12_2t15/feature/guide/ft_glbp.html

 

HTH

Regards

Inayath

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As the other posters have noted, the major feature of GLBP is you can have more than one active physical gateway forwarder (to load balance traffic).

GLBP offers several methods to load balance traffic across its forwarding gateways.

(GLBP also has some features not found in HSRP v1 but found in mHSRP and/or HSRP v2.)

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