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Procurve 3500 backup route/gateway

Informatic
Visitor

Procurve 3500 backup route/gateway

Hi every one !

I'm new on the HP Procurve, and i've to configure one 3500 (with licence) The switch is my gateway. What i'm trying to do is to configure two routes. One for my primary connexion, one for the backup. I'd like my switch can "switch" automatycally from one route to the other, if my primary connexion is down.

I can't find the command or the parametre to do it. Is it via the OSPF or somewhere else ?

Sorry for my english,

Have a nice day,
4 REPLIES
Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor

Re: Procurve 3500 backup route/gateway

Hello,

you can manage this by adding two defaultgateways with different metric. This should solve you problem.

Regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Informatic
Visitor

Re: Procurve 3500 backup route/gateway

Hello Patrick, and thank you for your answer.

Sadly, I can't add a metric after my ip-default-gateway, the cli doesn't want to.

My switch is a 3500, not a router.

Best Regards
Helper
Valued Contributor

Re: Procurve 3500 backup route/gateway

Hi,

You can activate ip routing even if your switch has only one interface vlan.

ip routing
no ip default-gateway
ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 nexthop1
ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 nexthop2 metric

Can you try it ?

Bye.
Subversive
Advisor

Re: Procurve 3500 backup route/gateway

Hi, I am trying to do something similar with my Procurve 3500yl. I would like the routers to have a backup route for internet access. My current routing table looks like the following:

 

ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 10.1.2.1
ip route 10.2.14.0 255.255.255.0 10.1.2.1 distance 10
ip route 10.2.15.0 255.255.255.0 10.1.2.1 distance 10
ip route 10.2.16.0 255.255.255.0 10.1.2.1 distance 10
ip route 10.2.17.0 255.255.255.0 10.1.2.1 distance 10
ip route 10.2.18.0 255.255.255.0 10.1.2.1 distance 10
ip route 10.2.19.0 255.255.255.0 10.1.2.1 distance 10
ip route 192.168.4.0 255.255.255.0 10.1.2.2 distance 10
ip route 192.168.5.0 255.255.255.0 10.1.2.2 distance 10
ip route 192.168.6.0 255.255.255.0 10.1.2.2 distance 10
ip route 192.168.9.0 255.255.255.0 10.1.2.2 distance 10

When I run the command

 

ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 10.3.16.254 metric 5

 

I get the error: Invalid input: metric

 

Can someone please advise?