In part 2 of the HSRP series I will cover the configuration & show you how to verify the configuration. I have put together a Microsoft® Visio® diagram which shows you a lot more than simply Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP). You need to concentrate on Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) configuration alone and at a very high level look at the diagram and think about High availability.
In this 2 part article series I will walk you through the features of Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), configuration of Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) using command line & demystifying Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP). Before we jump in straight to the configuration you need to make it clear in your mind that Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) is NOT a “Routing Protocol". This protocol does not update the routing tables in anyways whatsoever.
In this article I will try to cover the three different versions of RIP which have been developed and evolved over years since 1988 and compare them briefly for quick reference. Different vendors have implemented there flavor of RIP and this article is entirely focused on Cisco devices. As we all know every vendor implements it differently; but most of the core features remain identical.