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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

VRRP config in FI-superX switches

Hi,
can you please help me in configuring redundancy(vrrp) in the 2nd core switch(FI-superX). I configured VLANs, IP routing in 1st core switch and planning to add 2nd core to make it reliable in active-passive mode.
Here is the typical VLAN config in the 1st core switch.

interface ve 10
ip address 192.168.10.1 255.255.255.0
ip helper-address 1 192.168.50.12
!
interface ve 20
ip address 192.168.20.1 255.255.255.0
ip helper-address 1 192.168.50.12
ip helper-address 2 192.168.50.11
!
Can you Please tell,

  • What are the VRRP specific commands to be enterd in core2 ?
  • Should all the VLAN config including IP address in core1 be pasted in core2 ?
  • The IProutes commands to be copied to core2 ?
  • Can anybody give me the configuration example with multiple vlans and VRRP

Thanks for your help.

Super Contributor
Posts: 1,087
Registered: ‎12-13-2009

Re: VRRP config in FI-superX switches

Configuring Router1

To configure VRRP Router1 in

Router1(config)#router vrrp-extended

Router1(config)#interface ethernet 1/6

Router1(config-if-1/6)#ip address 192.53.5.2/24

Router1(config-if-1/6)#ip vrrp-extended vrid 1

Router1(config-if-1/6-vrid-1)#backup priority 110 track-priority 20

Router1(config-if-1/6-vrid-1)#track-port ethernet 2/4

Router1(config-if-1/6-vrid-1)#ip-address 192.53.5.254

Router1(config-if-1/6-vrid-1)#activate

VRRP router 1 for this interface is activating

Router1(config-if-1/6-vrid-1)#exit

Router1(config)#interface ethernet 1/6

Router1(config-if-1/6)#ip vrrp-extended vrid 2

Router1(config-if-1/6-vrid-1)#backup priority 100 track-priority 20

Router1(config-if-1/6-vrid-1)#track-port ethernet 2/4

Router1(config-if-1/6-vrid-1)#ip-address 192.53.5.253

Router1(config-if-1/6-vrid-1)#activate

VRRP router 2 for this interface is activating

NOTE

The address you enter with the ip-address command cannot be the same as a real IP address

configured on the interface.

Configuring Router2

To configure Router2, enter the following commands.

Router1(config)#router vrrp-extended

Router1(config)#interface ethernet 5/1

Router1(config-if-5/1)#ip address 192.53.5.3/24

Router1(config-if-5/1)#ip vrrp-extended vrid 1

Router1(config-if-5/1-vrid-1)#backup priority 100 track-priority 20

Router1(config-if-5/1-vrid-1)#track-port ethernet 3/2

Router1(config-if-5/1-vrid-1)#ip-address 192.53.5.254

Router1(config-if-5/1-vrid-1)#activate

VRRP router 1 for this interface is activating

Router1(config-if-5/1-vrid-1)#exit

Router1(config)#interface ethernet 5/1

Router1(config-if-5/1)#ip vrrp-extended vrid 2

Router1(config-if-5/1-vrid-1)#backup priority 110 track-priority 20

Router1(config-if-5/1-vrid-1)#track-port ethernet 2/4

Router1(config-if-5/1-vrid-1)#ip-address 192.53.5.253

Router1(config-if-5/1-vrid-1)#activate

VRRP router 2 for this interface is activating

The backup command specifies that this router is a VRRPE Backup for virtual router VRID1. The IP

address entered with the ip-address command is the same IP address as the one entered when

configuring Router1. In this case, the IP address cannot also exist on Router2, but the interface on

which you are configuring the VRID Backup must have an IP address in the same subnet. By

entering the same IP address as the one associated with this VRID on the Owner, you are

configuring the Backup to back up the address, but you are not duplicating the address.

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

Re: VRRP config in FI-superX switches

Hi Everybody,

Thanks for your reply. Is it possible to map the VLANs instead of interfaces for VRRP.I read that the real ip in the active switch can be used as gateway address in pc. I want the master to do all the switching till its failure.

Super Contributor
Posts: 1,087
Registered: ‎12-13-2009

Re: VRRP config in FI-superX switches

Ok can you please confirm that you have two SuperX units?

If so use VRRP-E and not VRRP - This is a Brocade only version of VRRP athat offer better funionality.

With VRRP-E you se the VIP of the router as the default gateway.

If you are going to use VRRP-E then let me know and I will post a config with multipul VLANS

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

Re: VRRP config in FI-superX switches

Thanks for all your support.

Yes we have 2nd core switch (SuperX) ready for deployment.I have attached the config for the 1st core switch. can you please generate the config for core1 and core2 with vrrp please.

Also, Please tell me the additional config required in the edge switches after we deployed the Core2. We did the basic conf in the edge switches (tag/untag and IP address for a vlan)

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

Re: VRRP config in FI-superX switches

Hi,

Can anybody help on this please. I am struck with the 2nd core switch.

Super Contributor
Posts: 1,087
Registered: ‎12-13-2009

Re: VRRP config in FI-superX switches

Sorry have been (am still are) on holidays.

As you can see from the below, there is a one to one mapping of VLANs and VRRP/E - so for each VLAN that you want managed by VRRP or VRRP-e then you need a router interface definied and the VRRP config to go with that.

e.g.

vlan 601 name Servers
tagged ethe 1/1 to 1/4 ethe 3/1 to 3/4 ethe 9/1 to 9/4 ethe 11/1 to 11/4 ethe 13/1 to 13/4 ethe 15/1 to 15/4
rstp priority 2
!
vlan 602 name "Generic Servers"
untagged ethe 2/13
tagged ethe 1/1 to 1/4
router-interface ve 602
rstp priority 2
!
vlan 603 name "Generic Workstations"
tagged ethe 1/1 to 1/4
router-interface ve 603
rstp priority 2
!
hostname Core1
router vrrp-extended
!
!
interface management 1
ip address 172.16.25.1/24

interface ve 602
ip address 10.64.128.252/24
ip vrrp-extended vrid 2
  backup
  ip-address 10.64.128.254
  activate
!
interface ve 603
ip address 10.64.129.252/24
ip vrrp-extended vrid 3
  backup
  ip-address 10.64.129.254
  activate
!
interface ve 604
ip address 10.64.130.252/24
ip vrrp-extended vrid 4
  backup
  ip-address 10.64.130.254
  activate
!
end

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