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High Availability (HSRP, VRRP, GLBP) lab

I configured a high availability (HSRP, VRRP, GLBP) lab using an int VLAN, not an int fa. I used two GNS3 Ethernet switches, two 3725 EtherSwitch routers, and vpcs for two PCs. It is assumed you know how to configure a trunk, config HSRP, and vpcs, so the following are some steps you may have overlooked: 1. Only use the 3700. Do not use the 3600 (vlan issues). 2. When trunking the GNS3 Ethernet switch(s) to the EtherSwitch router(s) (3725): 2.1 Configure the GNS3 Ethernet switch as follows: 2.1.1 Configure a port on the GNS3 Ethernet switch as a trunk port by setting it to dot1q, and keep it VLAN 1. 2.1.2 Configure a port on the GNS3 Ethernet switch as an access port, and configure it to your desired VLAN (eg, VLAN 70). 2.2 Manually connect the trunk ports. 2.3 Configure the EtherSwitch router (3725) trunk, also to dot1q. Note: you must configure it. 2.4 Do a NO SHUTDOWN, then SHUTDOWN, and again, NO SHUTDOWN on the port. 2.5 You'll know it is working when you get the dot1q message.