Networking: HSRP V VRRP

Networking: HSRP V VRRP

This is a common question I get asked when implementing HA for routeing interfaces and here is my very simple explanation to why I use VRRP over HSRP

“VRRP is an open standard meaning that is not proprietary to Cisco Systems. Ultimately VRRP and HSRP achieve the same goal. If you were only ever going to have Cisco hardware from now and in the future I wouldn’t have a problem using HSRP but considering we are unable to predict the future VRRP is a safer bet as we can run it with multiple hardware and software vendors”

Please see below for a quick cheat sheet to show you the comparison between the protocols

cheatsheet

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/ip/hot-standby-router-protocol-hsrp/9234-hsrpguidetoc.html

https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3768.txt+

 

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