[VRRP] Any examples of using VRRP in systems/solutions other than Routers?

Mahesh Kelkar <maheshkelkar@gmail.com> Fri, 22 October 2010 15:13 UTC

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Subject: [VRRP] Any examples of using VRRP in systems/solutions other than Routers?
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Hello,

Since VRRP is designed to eliminate single point failure, I was
wondering if VRRP is used on systems/solutions that do not involve
routers.

Are there any examples of such usage?
Are there any known real world deployments?
Are they recommended?

I came across some discussions on using VRRP as a failover protocol
for Linux Virtual Server (LVS). But I don't know if its deployed or
not..

Thanks
Mahesh