FHRP is a networking protocol that is designed to protect the default gateway by allowing two or more routers or Layer 3 switches to provide a backup for that address. If one first-hop device fails, the backup router will take over the address, by default within a few seconds. FHRP is a category of protocols that includes the HSRP protocol. HSRP has versions that support first-hop redundancy not only in IPv4 environments, but also in IPv6 environments. However, not all platforms and their Cisco IOS versions support the different versions of FHRPs for both IPv4 and IPv6. In this course you'll learn how to configure and verify HSRP. You'll also learn how to configure and verify HSRP in an IPv6 environment.
This course offers the official training for the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks 2.0 certification exam which is a component exam for the CCNP and CCDP certifications. Passing this exam will also refresh CCNA certification, which expires after three years.
Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
start the course
describe the need for First Hop Redundancy Protocols
describe the principle of First Hop Redundancy configuration
recognize how HSRP determines which router in the group will be the active forwarder
recognize how priority and preemption play an important role with HSRP
identify the steps involved with the operation of First Hop Redundancy
describe all the elements involved with the HSRP operation
identify the link between distribution layer switches
explain load sharing with HSRP
configure HSRP in a multiple VLAN deployment
describe which options HSRP has for tracking
configure HSRP interface tracking
provide a scenario of HSRP object tracking
configure object tracking in combination with HSRP
configure HSRP authentication
tune HSRP timers
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