VRRP: Increasing Reliability and Failover with the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol

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Addison-Wesley, 2002 - Computers - 540 pages
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-- In the wake of September 11, more companies are requiring their networks to have disaster recovery models. VRRP routes data to prevent network outages.

-- Explains the basics of the protocol and deployment options, as well as high-level issues.

-- Features configuration and deployment examples and expert recommendations; exactly what network administrators need to know.

VRRP is a protocol that dynamically assigns responsibility for routers on a network. In a VRRP setup, one router is elected as the master, with the other routers acting as backups in case of the failure of the master router. In the event of an outage, once the down machine is fixed, it automatically becomes the master again, all without a network administrator having to reconfigure a large number of hosts. Using VRRP, network administrators can ensure that their networks stay up and running and eliminate costly downtime. Cisco, Juniper, Nortel and other networks use VRRP. Importantly, the book contains network configuration examples. Written by experts who helped design the protocol and who have real-world experience deploying it, VRRP is the only book specifically focused on VRRP.

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VRRP Overview
VRRP Messages
VRRP in Action

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About the author (2002)

Ayikudy Srikanth is Director of Software Engineering at Crossbeam Systems, a company specializing in high-performance, highly available open platforms. He is a member of the VRRP working group in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and coauthored the VRRP over LAN emulation draft. He was the architect of the Nortel Bay series routers' VRRP and manager of the team that implemented it, and holds two patents related to VRRP extensions.

Adnan Adam Onart, former Director of Internetworking software at Fujitsu-Nexion, managed the implementation of the VRRP and the early high-availability strategy development for Nortel Networks' Contivity Extranet Switches group. He has conducted research on formal methods and published books on symbolic logic.

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