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  • NHRP: GLBP config (Cisco)

    Design & Configure

    NHRP: GLBP config (Cisco)

    Technology: Routing
    Area: NHRP
    Vendor: Cisco
    Software: 12.X , 15.X
    Platform: Catalyst platforms, Routing platforms

    Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP) is one of the NHRP kind protocols that protects traffic from a router or circuit failure. GLBP behaves very similar to Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP). GLBP communicates over Layer 2.

    To configure GLBP (basic configuration), use the following command on first router (primary):

    Router1(config)# interface GigabitEthernet  0/1
    Router1(config-if)#ip address
    Router1(config-if)# glbp 10 ip
    Router1(config-if)# glbp priority 150
    Router1(config-if)# exit

    Configure the backup GLBP router:

    Router2(config)# interface GigabitEthernet  0/1
    Router2(config-if)#ip address
    Router2(config-if)# glbp 10 ip
    Router2(config-if)# exit

    Hosts will use as active address (default gateway). Default GLBP priority is 100, the higher wins and is elected on active router. If priorities are the same, the higher priority wins the active gateway election.


    Check also how to configure VRRP on Cisco IOS.

    Author: Marcin Bialy