Technical Documentation

Configuring a Backup Router to Preempt the Master Router

By default, a higher-priority backup router preempts a lower-priority master router. To explicitly enable the master router to be preempted, include the preempt statement:

You can include this statement at the following hierarchy levels:

  • [edit interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number family (inet | inet6) address address (vrrp-group | vrrp-inet6-group) group-id]
  • [edit logical-systems logical-system-name interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number family (Inet | inet6) address address (vrrp-group | vrrp-inet6-group) group-id]

To prohibit a higher-priority backup router from preempting a lower-priority master router, include the no-preempt statement:


Published: 2010-04-28