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Using XRRP without physical Router Interfaces

Eitelbuss
Occasional Contributor

Using XRRP without physical Router Interfaces

Hello,

first at all I'm sorry for my bad english language.

The Problem I have is how can I configure XRRP on a HP Procurve 5300XL with multiple Vlans ?

My Network contains only of four 5300Xl Switches and six smaller HP Layer 2 Switches.

Now I configured 3 port-based static Vlans on the four HP 5300XL Switches. Routing between the Vlans is enabled on the Switches and functioning. But how can I realise the XRRP protocol on the 5300XL with the multiple Vlan configuration.

I read the HP Advanced Traffic Management Guide but the examples in there are all with Routers and physical Interfaces but in my scenario there aren't physical Interfaces.

Here is the example of the Advanced Traffic Management Guide:


Configures the IP address of the router interface in VLAN 5.
Configures the IP address of the router interface in VLAN 6.
Sets the identity of the Protection Domain.
Sets the XRRP router number.
Creates the XRRP virtual router interface in VLAN 5.
Identifies the virtual router interface on Router-2 for which
Router-1 is providing fail-over protection in VLAN 5.
Creates the XRRP virtual router interface in VLAN 6.
Identifies the virtual router interface on Router-2 for which
Router-1 is providing fail-over protection in VLAN 6.
Enables XRRP operation on Router-1.
Saves this configuration to startup memory.
Router-2 Configuration (the explanation is the same as for Router-1)
ProCurve (vlan-5)# ip address 10.1.1.1/24
ProCurve (vlan-6)# ip address 10.2.1.1/24
ProCurve (config)# xrrp domain 2
ProCurve (config)# xrrp router 1
ProCurve (config)# xrrp instance 1 5
ProCurve (config)# xrrp instance 2 5 ip 10.1.1.2/24
ProCurve (config)# xrrp instance 1 6
ProCurve (config)# xrrp instance 2 6 ip 10.2.1.2/24
ProCurve (config)# xrrp
ProCurve (config)# write memory
ProCurve (vlan-5)# ip address 10.1.1.2/24
ProCurve (vlan-6)# ip address 10.2.1.2/24
ProCurve (config)# xrrp domain 2
ProCurve (config)# xrrp router 2
ProCurve (config)# xrrp instance 2 5
ProCurve (config)# xrrp instance 1 5 ip 10.1.1.1/24
ProCurve (config)# xrrp instance 2 6
ProCurve (config)# xrrp instance 1 6 ip 10.2.1.1/24
ProCurve (config)# xrrp
ProCurve (config)# write memory

Have somebody an exampleconfiguration ?
If there are any question please contact me.
3 REPLIES
Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor

Re: Using XRRP without physical Router Interfaces

With XRRP it makes no difference if you have physical or virtual interfaces (in fact all interfaces on the 5300's are virtual anyway). The example you've posted from the manual is going to be very similar to any other configuration.

If you can attach your network map and your switch configurations (remove any sensitive info) myself or someone else should be able to make some recommendations.
Mohieddin Kharnoub
Honored Contributor

Re: Using XRRP without physical Router Interfaces

Hi

If you attach your network map and the 5300 configuration that will be helpful, but I'm going to give you an example of running XRRP on 2 of the 5300s with 3 Vlans.

Say you selected 2 of the 5300 as core switches to run XRRP between them, and you connected them together.

Core1 IP Addresses:
Vlan1: 10.1.1.1/24
Vlan2: 10.1.2.1/24
Vlan3: 10.1.3.1/24
----------------------
Core2 IP Addresses:
Vlan1: 10.1.1.2/24
Vlan2: 10.1.2.2/24
Vlan3: 10.1.3.2/24

Above is an example only for IP addressing, now the configuration on both cores will be:

Core1:
------
xrrp
xrrp router 1
xrrp domain 2
xrrp instance 1 1
xrrp instance 2 1 ip 10.1.1.2 255.255.255.0
xrrp instance 1 2
xrrp instance 2 2 ip 10.1.2.2 255.255.255.0
xrrp instance 1 3
xrrp instance 2 3 ip 10.1.3.2 255.255.255.0
--------------------------------------------

Core2:
------
xrrp
xrrp domain 2
xrrp router 2
xrrp instance 2 1
xrrp instance 1 1 ip 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.0
xrrp instance 2 2
xrrp instance 1 2 ip 10.1.2.1 255.255.255.0
xrrp instance 2 3
xrrp instance 1 3 ip 10.1.3.1 255.255.255.0
--------------------------------------------

This is an example of the XRRP configuration, running on 2 of your 5300 (Core switches).

I prefer always to have MSTP with XRRP or VRRP so both L2 and L3 redundancy on the same network will be perfect, because L2 redundancy is MUCH MORE faster than L3 one.

Good Luck !!!
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Eitelbuss
Occasional Contributor

Re: Using XRRP without physical Router Interfaces

Thank you for answering.

i will try it next weekend.

I hope it will work.