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    Configuring a Route to Be Tracked

    VRRP can track whether a route is reachable (that is, the route exists in the routing table of the routing instance included in the configuration) and dynamically change the priority of the VRRP group based on the reachability of the tracked route, triggering a new master router election.

    To configure a route to be tracked, include the following statements:

    route prefix/prefix-length routing-instance instance-name priority-cost priority;
    }

    You can include these statements at the following hierarchy level:

    • [edit interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number family inet address address vrrp-group group-id]

    The route prefix specified is the route to be tracked for the VRRP group. The priority hold time is the minimum length of time that must elapse between dynamic priority changes. A route tracking event, such as adding a route to or removing a route from the routing table, might trigger one or more of the following:

    • The first tracking event initiates the priority hold timer, and also initializes the pending priority based on the current priority and the priority cost. However, the current priority remains unchanged.
    • A tracking event or a manual configuration change that occurs while the priority hold timer is on triggers a pending priority update. However, the current priority remains unchanged.

    When the priority hold time expires, the current priority inherits the value from the pending priority, and the pending priority ceases. This ensures that Junos OS does not initiate mastership elections every time a tracked route flaps.

    Note: If you have configured asymmetric-hold-time, VRRP does not wait for the priority hold time to expire before initiating mastership elections if a tracked route is removed from the routing table. For more information about asymmetric-hold-time, see Configuring the Asymmetric Hold Time for VRRP Routers.

    The routing instance is the routing instance in which the route is to be tracked. If the route is in the default, or global, routing instance, specify the instance name as default.

    Note: Tracking a route that belongs to a routing instance from a different logical system is not supported.

    The priority cost is the value to be subtracted from the configured VRRP priority when the tracked route goes down, forcing a new master router election. The value can be from 1 through 254. The sum of the costs for all tracked logical interfaces or routes must be less than or equal to the configured priority of the VRRP group.

    Modified: 2018-03-08