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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Aug 20 20:31:42 UTC 2012

VRRP is to HSRP what 802.1q is to ISL...

I highly recommend using VRRP instead of HSRP because:

1.	It is a more robust protocol
2.	It is vendor agnostic
3.	Being vendor agnostic it is more likely to have a continuing future.

Does anyone still use ISL?


On Aug 20, 2012, at 13:10 , sthaug at nethelp.no wrote:

>> Yeah I see the disconnect. I'm assuming that what I see is what I get. 
>> Which means I'm going to stick with HSRP. If our AS team gives me any 
>> good feedback that I can share I will do so. Thanks Nick.
>> XE: v4: HSRPv1, HSRPv2, VRRP                v6: HSRPv2
> Not particularly relevant to the original question - however, I'd like
> to mention that we've been using IPv6 VRRP on our Juniper routers for
> well over a year. No particular problems so far.
> Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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