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

Martin Visser <martinvisser99@gmail.com> Sun, 24 October 2010 10:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [VRRP] Any examples of using VRRP in systems/solutions other than Routers?
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I think you will find it is used a lot on devices employing high
availability functions (HA). For instance I know for sure that Nortel's
Switched Firewalls and Alteon Load Balancer's use VRRP to implement shared
addresses across HA pairs. I am pretty sure many such appliances use it in
this fashion just Googling for seemed to show that Citrix Netscalers and
Juniper Netscreen use it such a fashion

Regards, Martin

MartinVisser99@gmail.com


On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 2:14 AM, Mahesh Kelkar <maheshkelkar@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
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