HSRP Load Balancing

razamrazam MemberMember Posts: 39 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hello guys,

i have two questions regarding HSRP Load Balancing.

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Question #1
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There is one vlan in network. one subnet for that one vlan. There are 2 Core Switches. Half of the traffic should pass through Core Switch-1 and the other half should pass through Core Switch-2.

vlan 10, subnet 10.10.10.0/24

For Load Balancing there will be two groups. Group 1, Group 2.

Group 1 Virtual IP = 10.10.10.1
Group 2 Virtual IP = 10.10.10.2

Configuration would be

Core Switch-1

interface vlan 10
ip address 10.10.10.3 255.255.255.0
standby 1 ip 10.10.10.1
standby 1 priority 150
standby 1 preempt
standby 2 ip 10.10.10.2
standby 2 priority 100


Core Switch-2

interface vlan 10
ip address 10.10.10.4 255.255.255.0
standby 1 ip 10.10.10.1
standby 1 priority 100
standby 2 ip 10.10.10.2
standby 2 priority 150
standby 2 preempt

Now the question is when I create DHCP pool for this network, it should be like below ?

ip dhcp pool LAN-1
network 10.10.10.0 255.255.255.128
default-router 10.10.10.1
dns-server ........
domain-name ..........

ip dhcp pool LAN-2
network 10.10.10.128 255.255.255.128
default-router 10.10.10.2
dns-server ......
domain-name ......

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Question-2
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Load Balancing for multiple vlans can be done easily on Multilayer switches by using SVIs.

like for example we have 2 vlans (Vlan 100, vlan 200).

Core Switch-1 active for vlan 100 and standby for vlan 200.
Core Switch 2 Active for vlan 200 and standby for vlan 100.

Core Switch-1

interface vlan 100
ip address 100.100.100.3 255.255.255.0
standby 100 ip 100.100.100.1
standby 100 preempt
standby 100 priority 150


interface vlan 200
ip address 200.200.200.3 255.255.255.0
standby 200 ip 200.200.200.1
standby 200 priority 100

Core Switch-2

interface vlan 100
ip address 100.100.100.4 255.255.255.0
standby 100 ip 100.100.100.1
standby 100 priority 100


interface vlan 200
ip address 200.200.200.3 255.255.255.0
standby 200 ip 200.200.200.1
standby 200 priority 150
standby 200 preempt


what if we want to do load balancing for multiple vlans and we have two routers instead of core switches ? how it can be done using Router interfaces ?

thank you for your time

Comments

  • networker050184networker050184 Went to the dark side.... Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    I wouldn't use HSRP in the first scenario. There are other protocols designed for this rather than hacking HSRP together.

    You set it up exactly the same way on a router. Just use the interface that serves as the hosts gateway.
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  • razamrazam Member Member Posts: 39 ■■□□□□□□□□
    how it can be done on router ?

    using secondary keyword after the ip address is assigned.

    for example in my scenario it would be like this ?

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    Router-1
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    interface gig 0/0
    ip address 100.100.100.3 255.255.255.0
    ip address 200.200.200.3 255.255.255.0 secondary
    standby 100 ip 100.100.100.1
    standby 100 preempt
    standby 100 priority 150
    standby 200 ip 200.200.200.1
    standby 200 priority 100

    =========
    Router-2
    ==========
    interface gig 0/0
    ip address 100.100.100.4 255.255.255.0
    ip address 200.200.200.4 255.255.255.0 secondary
    standby 100 ip 100.100.100.1
    standby 100 priority 100
    standby 200 ip 200.200.200.1
    standby 200 priority 150
    standby 200 preempt

    not sure about this solution with router .. please confirm.
  • networker050184networker050184 Went to the dark side.... Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    When you use a router for 802.1q what are you going to create for each VLAN?
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  • razamrazam Member Member Posts: 39 ■■□□□□□□□□
    thank you for the suggestion, i got your point

    have to create sub-interfaces (int gig 0/0.100 , int gig 0/0.200) with encapsulation dot1q vlan-id
  • JackaceJackace Senior Member Member Posts: 335
    On your DHCP pool you should exclude the addresses you have statically assigned. Also the default router for each pool should be in the subnet defined by that pool.
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