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Need for HSRP in VSS




I am new to VSS i have been through the configuration and features of VSS. I have an experience of configuring VSS on 4500-X switches. Configuration was pretty straight and good.


But i want to know what is the advantage in configuring HSRP when there is VSS. As per my understanding the same configuration which is on primary/Active switch will be on passive switch if it goes down including the hostname. In this case what is that i can do with HSRP. 


Can anyone tell me does that really make sense if we configure HSRP in VSS environment will that be of any advantage?





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Here is your answer;Have a

Here is your answer;

Have a look at this post:



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 Totally Agree!! so HSRP has


Totally Agree!! so HSRP has a role in VSS if there are more than two players.



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Oh, think situations where you want/need more than two routers in a HSRP group or where you might need to replace the whole VSS setup.

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Hi Joesph Agree with you. !!

Hi Joesph


Agree with you. !! Will it be possible to form more than  2 switches in a VSS domain.

Cisco Employee

RAj,Answer is NO.


Answer is NO.

Cisco Employee

How many Cisco Catalyst 6500

And Need for HSRP in VSS described in my earlier post which gives clear explanation.
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