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6.3.a Implement and troubleshoot first-hop redundancy protocols

6.3.a [ii] Redundancy using IPv6 RS/RA

IPv6 routing protocols ensure router-to-router resilience and failover. However, in situations in which the path between a host and the first-hop router fails, or the first-hop router itself fails, first hop redundancy protocols (FHRPs) ensure host-to-router resilience and failover.

The Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP) FHRP protects data traffic from a failed router or circuit, while allowing packet load sharing between a group of redundant routers . The Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) protects data traffic in case of a gateway failure.

The Gateway Load Balancing Protocol feature provides automatic router backup for IPv6 hosts configured with a single default gateway on an IEEE 802.3 LAN. Multiple first hop routers on the LAN combine to offer a single virtual first-hop IPv6 router while sharing the IPv6 packet forwarding load. GLBP performs a similar function for the user as HSRP . HSRP allows multiple routers to participate in a virtual router group configured with a virtual IPv6 address. One member is elected to be the active router to forward packets sent to the virtual IPv6 address for the group. The other routers in the group are redundant until the active router fails. These standby routers have unused bandwidth that the protocol is not using. Although multiple virtual router groups can be configured for the same set of routers, the hosts must be configured for different default gateways, which results in an extra administrative burden. The advantage of GLBP is that it additionally provides load balancing over multiple routers (gateways) using a single virtual IPv6 address and multiple virtual MAC addresses. The forwarding load is shared among all routers in a GLBP group rather than being handled by a single router while the other routers stand idle. Each host is configured with the same virtual IPv6 address, and all routers in the virtual router group participate in forwarding packets.

Adam, Paul (2014-07-12). All-in-One CCIE V5 Written Exam Guide (Kindle Locations 5841-5847).  . Kindle Edition.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios/ipv6/configuration/guide/12_4t/ipv6_12_4t_book/ip6-fhrp.html

6.3.a Implement and troubleshoot first-hop redundancy protocols

6.3.a [i] HSRP, GLBP, VRRP

HSRP, GLBP, and VRRP are examples of First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRP).

HSRP is the Cisco standard method of providing high network availability by providing first-hop redundancy for IP hosts on an IEEE 802.3 LAN configured with a default gateway IP address. HSRP routes IP traffic without relying on the availability of any single router. It enables a set of router interfaces to work together to present the appearance of a single virtual router or default gateway to the hosts on a LAN. When HSRP is configured on a network or segment, it provides a virtual Media Access Control (MAC) address and an IP address that is shared among a group of configured routers. HSRP allows two or more HSRP-configured routers to use the MAC address and IP network address of a virtual router. The virtual router does not exist; it represents the common target for routers that are configured to provide backup to each other. One of the routers is selected to be the active router and another to be the standby router, which assumes control of the group MAC address and IP address should the designated active router fail.

VRRP is an election protocol that dynamically assigns responsibility for one or more virtual routers to the VRRP routers on a LAN, allowing several routers on a multi-access link to use the same virtual IP address. A VRRP router is configured to run VRRP in conjunction with one or more other routers attached to a LAN. In a VRRP configuration, one router is elected as the virtual router master, and the other routers act as backups in case it fails.

GLBP provides automatic router backup for IP hosts configured with a single default gateway on a LAN. Multiple first-hop routers on the LAN combine to offer a single virtual first-hop IP router while sharing the IP packet forwarding load. Other routers on the LAN act as redundant GLBP routers that become active if any of the existing forwarding routers fail. GLBP provides load balancing over multiple routers by using a single virtual IP address and multiple virtual MAC addresses. Each host is configured with the same virtual IP address, and all routers in the virtual router group forward packets.

Adam, Paul (2014-07-12). All-in-One CCIE V5 Written Exam Guide (Kindle Locations 5820-5829).  . Kindle Edition.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/metro/catalyst3750m/software/release/12-2_58_se/configuration/guide/3750metro_scg/swhsrp.html

 

 

6.3.a Implement and troubleshoot first-hop redundancy protocols

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■ Proxy ARP—

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk648/tk361/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094adb.shtml

■ GLBP—

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2s/feature/guide/fs_glbp2.html

■ VRRP—

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios-xml/ios/ipapp_fhrp/configuration/12-4/fhp-vrrp.html

■ SNMP—Any further reading of SNMP-related RFCs should begin with RFC 3410, which
provides a great overview of the releases and points to the more important of the vast number
of SNMP-related RFCs.