HSRP vs VRRP for IPv6 on IOS-XE - rekindling an old flame

-Hammer- bhmccie at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 14:41:11 UTC 2012

Correction. Still looking for something IPv6 specific.


"I was a normal American nerd"
-Jack Herer

On 8/20/2012 9:39 AM, -Hammer- wrote:
> And two seconds after I hit send I find an updated article....
> http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios-xml/ios/ipapp_fhrp/configuration/xe-3s/fhp-vrrp.html 
> <facepalm>
> If you have more information I still welcome it. I'm going to go sit 
> in the corner now...
> -Hammer-
> "I was a normal American nerd"
> -Jack Herer
> On 8/20/2012 9:36 AM, -Hammer- wrote:
>> A while back I brought up a discussion about IPv6 and I mentioned 
>> having some HSRP issues. Not end of the world, just adjusting to 
>> IPv6. Several folks went offline to tell me that I should dump 
>> "legacy" HSRP and go to VRRP. While I never did find anyone who could 
>> explain how HSRP is a sunset feature in IOS, I did agree with a few 
>> folks to look into VRRP for IPv6. Well I'm just now getting around to 
>> it and there is literally nothing out there. I found a few older 
>> articles implying that it's not there yet and of course I found the 
>> usual docs about RAs and SLAC and whatnot. But nothing recent. So, 
>> for those who criticized me previously about using HSRP (or anyone 
>> else) instead of VRRP, do you have VRRP up and running on Cisco 
>> IOS-XE and if so how? Can anyone provide a link or a document 
>> explaining how this is accomplished? Sample configs? Usually if you 
>> can't find it on Google or CCO it's not promising. I'm also reaching 
>> out to our AS team for guidance on the subject.
>> PS: I'm not taunting here. It's just that several folks made the 
>> effort to go offline with me and tell me how wrong I was with HSRP 
>> and that I need to progress to VRRP and I can't find a single doc on 
>> the subject now that I look. Were these folks mistaken or am I 
>> missing something? Any help would be appreciated.

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