VRRP – What is this?
The Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) is a computer networking protocol, providing automatic failover functionality in case one of multiple router interfaces (or the entire router) breaks/fails. You could say that two physical routers
VRRP is the perfect solution to increase uptime of your network.
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The most important features of VRRP are:
- VRRP gives you real-time status updates of your router
- So, no information about routings
- Every VRRP instance can only work on 1 subnet
- Multiple VRRP instances are possible to implement multiple redundant subnets
- WAN gateway doesn’t change
- Works with ethernet and MPLS networks
Why is VRRP relevant for your business?
The Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) is used to realize failover functionality. For your business, this means:
- Automatic back-up; two physical routers appear as one virtual router
- High reliability of connection and hardware (CPE)
- One gateway and IP address; simple configuration by IT
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When is VRRP useful? Below you can find several situations in which VRRP was useful:
- Fibercut; A broken fiber can happen to any company. For example, during construction nearby where an excavator accidentally cuts the cable. In our experience, fixing this takes more than eight hours..
- Router failure; Routers almost always work. However, if they fail, for example when the power supply dies, consequences are huge.
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