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    Creating and Managing VRRP Profiles

    VRRP profiles enable grouping of VRRP parameters and applying them to one or more interfaces. You can configure the attributes for this profile by using the VRRP option under Profiles. You can also choose this profile as an in-line profile in a Port profile and a VLAN profile.

    • VRRP on Port profile—Select VRRP in Port profile if you want to configure VRRP on a physical interface. The VRRP settings in Port profile are displayed only when you select the Service Type as Custom and Family Type as Routing. The VRRP attributes such as group ID and priority are applied to the device during the profile assignment.
    • VRRP on VLAN profile—Select the VRRP in VLAN profile if you want to configure VRRP on an integrated routing and bridging (IRB) interface. The VRRP attributes such as group ID and priority are applied to the device during the profile assignment.

    This topic describes:

    Managing VRRP Profiles

    From the Manage VRRP Profiles page, you can:

    • Create a new profile by clicking Add.
    • Modify an existing profile by selecting it and clicking Edit.
    • View information about a profile by selecting the group and clicking Details or by clicking the profile name.
    • Clone a profile by selecting a profile and clicking Clone.
    • Delete profiles by selecting the profiles and clicking Delete.

      Tip: You cannot delete profiles that are in use—that is, assigned to objects or used by other profiles. To see the current assignments for a profile, click the profile name

    The following table describes the information provided about VRRP profiles on the Manage VRRP Profiles page. This page lists all VRRP profiles defined for your network, regardless of your current selected scope in Network view.

    Table 1: Managing Profiles

    Field

    Description

    Profile Name

    Name given to the profile when the profile was created.

    Description

    Description of the profile that was entered when the profile was created. If the profile was created by using the CLI and then discovered by Network Director, the description is: Profile created as part of device discovery.

    Note: To display the entire description, you might need to resize the Description column by clicking the column border in the heading and dragging it.

    Family Type

    The device family on which the profile was created: EX Series Switches, Campus Switching ELS, or Data Center Switching.

    Creating VRRP Profiles

    To create VRRP profiles for EX Series switches, Campus Switching ELS, Data Center Switching, or Data Center Switching ELS:

    1. Click in the Network Director banner.
    2. Under Views, select one of the following views: Logical View, Location View, Device View, or Custom Group View.
    3. Under Tasks, expand Wired and click VRRP.

      The Manage VRRP Profiles page opens.

    4. Click Add.

      The Device Family Chooser appears.

    5. Select Switching (EX), Campus Switching ELS, Data Center Switching ELS, or Data Center Switching Non-ELS.

      The Create VRRP Profile page appears for the selected family with the appropriate fields for configuring that family.

    Specifying VRRP Settings for an EX Switching, Campus Switching ELS, or Data Center Switching ELS or non-ELS

    Use the Create VRRP Profile page to define a common set of VRRP attributes, which you can then apply to a group of interfaces. These directions address creating a VRRP profile for EX Series switches.

    Table 2: VRRP Profile Settings

    Field

    Action

    Profile Name

    Type the name of the profile.

    You can use up to 64 characters in the profile name of profiles created for wired devices. Profile name must not contain special characters or spaces. Note that profiles that are automatically created by Network Director as part of device discovery or out-of-band changes might contain the underscore (_) character in the profile name.

    Description

    Type a description for the profile.

    VRRP Configuration Settings

    Family

    Select the IPv4 or IPv6 address family.

    VRRP Group Identifier [0 - 255]

    Select the VRRP group identifier, which identifies the virtual routing device where the packet is routed to. Each VRRP group is identified by a unique virtual identifier. MAC addresses ranging from 00:00:5e:00:01:00 through 00:00:5e:00:01:ff are reserved for VRRP groups, as defined in RFC 2338. The VRRP group number must be the decimal equivalent of the last hexadecimal byte of the virtual MAC address, which is 0 through 255.

    Advertise Interval ([1-255] secs for IPv4/ [100-40000] msecs for IPv6):

    Configure the interval in milliseconds between VRRP IPv4 and IPv6 advertisement packets.

    Fast Interval in msecs [10-40950]

    Configure the interval, in milliseconds, between VRRP advertisement packets. All devices in the VRRP group must use the same advertisement interval.
    Range: 100 through 999 milliseconds
    Default: 1 second

    Authentication Type(for IPv4)

    • simple—Use a simple password. The password is included in the transmitted packet.
    • md5—Use the MD5 algorithm to create an encoded checksum of the packet.

    Authentication Key(for IPv4)

    Configure a VRRP IPv4 authentication key or password. You also must specify a VRRP authentication scheme by including the authentication-type statement. All devices in the VRRP group must use the same authentication scheme and password.

    For simple authentication, the password can contain 1 through 8 characters. For MD5 authentication, it can contain 1 through 16 characters. If you include spaces, enclose all characters in quotation marks (“ ”).

    Preempt

    Determine whether or not a backup device can preempt a master device: When no-preempt is configured, the backup device cannot preempt the master device even if the backup device has a higher priority.

    Hold Tim in secs [ 0 - 3600 ]

    Set the hold time before a higher-priority backup device preempts the master device.
    Range: 0 through 3600 seconds
    Default: 0 seconds

    Accept Data

    Determine whether or not an interface accepts packets destined for the virtual IP address This feature helps to debug connectivity issues by making devices respond to ping packets on virtual IP.

    Virtual Link Local Address (IPv6)

    Configure a virtual link local address for the VRRP IPv6 groups. You must explicitly define a virtual link local address for each group. The virtual link local address must be in the same subnet as the physical interface address.

    Virtual IP Addresses (IPv4)

    IP Addresses

    The addresses of the virtual routers in a VRRP IPv4 group. You can configure up to eight addresses. Do not include a prefix length. If the address is the same as the interface’s physical address, the interface becomes the master virtual device for the group.

    Virtual IP Addresses (IPv6)

    IP Addresses

    The addresses of the virtual routers in a VRRP IPv6 group. You can configure up to eight addresses. Do not include a prefix length. If the address is the same as the interface’s physical address, the interface becomes the master virtual device for the group.

    Modified: 2018-01-23