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VRR vs VRRP


Hey,
There are differences between VRR and VRRP ?
Would it be possible to Communicate between Mellanox Switch and Cumulus by VRRP ?

Thanks,
Noam.
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Best answer by Mark Horsfield 31 July 2018, 14:36

@Noam2710

copying from https://forums.cumulusnetworks.com/faq-230748/setting-up-vrrp-between-two-clag-6943825

Cumulus VRR achieves the same thing and is fully supported. However there is a KB article explaining how to configure VRRP if that is preferred.

https://support.cumulusnetworks.com/hc/en-us/articles/202971633-Deploying-VRRP-on-Cumulus-Linux



I would strongly encourage you to check out VRR. It's very simple conceptually and to configure. Plus it doesn't need to run, yet another, protocol. The documentation for it is here:

https://docs.cumulusnetworks.com/display/DOCS/Virtual+Router+Redundancy+-+VRR

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@Noam2710

copying from https://forums.cumulusnetworks.com/faq-230748/setting-up-vrrp-between-two-clag-6943825

Cumulus VRR achieves the same thing and is fully supported. However there is a KB article explaining how to configure VRRP if that is preferred.

https://support.cumulusnetworks.com/hc/en-us/articles/202971633-Deploying-VRRP-on-Cumulus-Linux



I would strongly encourage you to check out VRR. It's very simple conceptually and to configure. Plus it doesn't need to run, yet another, protocol. The documentation for it is here:

https://docs.cumulusnetworks.com/display/DOCS/Virtual+Router+Redundancy+-+VRR

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Would it be possible to Communicate between Mellanox Switch and Cumulus by VRRP ?



No. VRRP is a protocol and requires two systems to have two-way communications to successfully work.

In contrast, VRR performs the gateway function using anycast concept where both ToR switches will be configured with the same virtual-address and the packets arrive at ToR-1 or -2 depending on the host (sending device) L2 hashing algorithm

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