7.10. SNMP Management of VRRP: Operational Issues

So far we have focused on describing the VRRP MIB and explaining the different groups, objects, and traps included in it. In this section we look at the VRRP MIB and SNMP protocol from an operational perspective and address some of the issues that may arise while managing VRRP routers using SNMP-based tools.

Failure Cases

The first question a network administrator managing a VRRP virtual router may ask is What kinds of failures may be causing the switchover among the VRRP routers? Chapter 2 covers many possible failures that can happen within and around a router. It also highlights which of these are relevant to VRRP operations. In the last analysis, VRRP is a protocol designed to protect the ...

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