Overview

7 steps to configure VRRP.

  • Enable VRRPv3
  • Define a VRRP group number
  • Configure a virtual IP address
  • Configure a virtual link-local address (IPv6 only)
  • Configure a priority
  • Configure preempt (optional)
  • Configure router advertisement properties (IPv6 only)

Configuration

Enable VRRPv3.

cmd

set protocols vrrp version-3
            

Define a VRRP group number. The below example uses group 112.

Configure a virtual IP address.

cmd

set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet address 10.11.12.1/24 vrrp-group 112 virtual-address 10.11.12.254
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::1/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 virtual-inet6-address fd00:10:11:12::ffff
            

Configure a virtual link-local address (IPv6 only). This address must be from the same block as the link local address of the interface.

cmd

set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::1/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 virtual-link-local-address fe80::10:11:12:ffff
            

Configure a priority.

cmd

set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet address 10.11.12.1/24 vrrp-group 112 priority 110
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::1/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 priority 110
            

Configure preempt (optional).

cmd

set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet address 10.11.12.1/24 vrrp-group 112 preempt
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::1/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 preempt
            

Configure router advertisement properties (IPv6 only).

cmd

set protocols router-advertisement interface ge-0/0/9.112 prefix fd00:10:11:12::/64
set protocols router-advertisement interface ge-0/0/9.112 max-advertisement-interval 4
set protocols router-advertisement interface ge-0/0/9.112 virtual-router-only
            

Topology

P1R1

cmd

set protocols vrrp version-3
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet address 10.11.12.1/24 vrrp-group 112 virtual-address 10.11.12.254
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet address 10.11.12.1/24 vrrp-group 112 priority 110
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet address 10.11.12.1/24 vrrp-group 112 preempt
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::1/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 virtual-inet6-address fd00:10:11:12::ffff
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::1/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 virtual-link-local-address fe80::10:11:12:ffff
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::1/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 priority 110
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::1/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 preempt
set protocols router-advertisement interface ge-0/0/9.112 prefix fd00:10:11:12::/64
set protocols router-advertisement interface ge-0/0/9.112 prefix fd00:10:11:12::/64
set protocols router-advertisement interface ge-0/0/9.112 max-advertisement-interval 4
set protocols router-advertisement interface ge-0/0/9.112 virtual-router-only
            

P1R2

cmd

set protocols vrrp version-3
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet address 10.11.12.2/24 vrrp-group 112 virtual-address 10.11.12.254
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet address 10.11.12.2/24 vrrp-group 112 priority 105
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::2/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 virtual-inet6-address fd00:10:11:12::ffff
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::2/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 virtual-link-local-address fe80::10:11:12:ffff
set interfaces ge-0/0/9.112 family inet6 address fd00:10:11:12::2/64 vrrp-inet6-group 112 priority 105
set protocols router-advertisement interface ge-0/0/9.112 prefix fd00:10:11:12::/64
set protocols router-advertisement interface ge-0/0/9.112 max-advertisement-interval 4
set protocols router-advertisement interface ge-0/0/9.112 virtual-router-only
            

Verification

Show VRRP succinct info.

cmd

show vrrp brief

# output
Interface     State       Group   VR state VR Mode   Timer    Type   Address
ge-0/0/9.112  up            112   master   Active      A  0.269 lcl    10.11.12.1
                                                                vip    10.11.12.254
ge-0/0/9.112  up            112   master   Active      A  0.031 lcl    fd00:10:11:12::1
                                                                vip    fe80::10:11:12:ffff
                                                                vip    fd00:10:11:12::ffff
            

Show VRRP detailed info.

cmd

show vrrp detail

# output
Physical interface: ge-0/0/9, Unit: 112, Vlan-id: 112, Address: 10.11.12.1/24
  Index: 339, SNMP ifIndex: 543, VRRP-Traps: disabled, VRRP-Version: 3
  Interface state: up, Group: 112, State: master, VRRP Mode: Active
  Priority: 110, Advertisement interval: 1, Authentication type: none
  Advertisement threshold: 3, Computed send rate: 0
  Preempt: yes, Accept-data mode: no, VIP count: 1, VIP: 10.11.12.254
  Advertisement Timer: 0.248s, Master router: 10.11.12.1
  Virtual router uptime: 00:00:44, Master router uptime: 00:00:41
  Virtual Mac: 00:00:5e:00:01:70
  Preferred: yes
  Tracking: disabled

Physical interface: ge-0/0/9, Unit: 112, Vlan-id: 112, Address: fd00:10:11:12::1/64
  Index: 339, SNMP ifIndex: 543, VRRP-Traps: disabled, VRRP-Version: 3
  Interface state: up, Group: 112, State: master, VRRP Mode: Active
  Priority: 110, Advertisement interval: 1, Authentication type: none
  Advertisement threshold: 3, Computed send rate: 0
  Preempt: yes, Accept-data mode: no, VIP count: 2, VIP: fe80::10:11:12:ffff, fd00:10:11:12::ffff
  Advertisement Timer: 0.094s, Master router: fe80::2ab7:ad00:708b:5020
  Virtual router uptime: 00:00:44, Master router uptime: 00:00:41
  Virtual Mac: 00:00:5e:00:02:70
  Preferred: yes
  Tracking: disabled
            

Show VRRP statistics.

cmd

show vrrp extensive

# output
Interface: ge-0/0/9.112, Interface index :339, Groups: 2, Active :2
  Interface VRRP PDU statistics
    Advertisement sent                       :200
    Advertisement received                   :8
    Packets received                         :8
    No group match received                  :0
  Interface VRRP PDU error statistics
    Invalid IPAH next type received          :0
    Invalid VRRP TTL value received          :0
    Invalid VRRP version received            :0
    Invalid VRRP PDU type received           :0
    Invalid VRRP authentication type received:0
    Invalid VRRP IP count received           :0
    Invalid VRRP checksum received           :0

Physical interface: ge-0/0/9, Unit: 112, Vlan-id: 112, Address: 10.11.12.1/24
  Index: 339, SNMP ifIndex: 543, VRRP-Traps: disabled, VRRP-Version: 3
  Interface state: up, Group: 112, State: master, VRRP Mode: Active
  Priority: 110, Advertisement interval: 1, Authentication type: none
  Advertisement threshold: 3, Computed send rate: 0
  Preempt: yes, Accept-data mode: no, VIP count: 1, VIP: 10.11.12.254
  Advertisement Timer: 0.643s, Master router: 10.11.12.1
  Virtual router uptime: 00:01:30, Master router uptime: 00:01:27
  Virtual Mac: 00:00:5e:00:01:70
  Preferred: yes
  Tracking: disabled
  Group VRRP PDU statistics
    Advertisement sent                       :99
    Advertisement received                   :4
  Group VRRP PDU error statistics
    Bad authentication Type received         :0
    Bad password received                    :0
    Bad MD5 digest received                  :0
    Bad advertisement timer received         :0
    Bad VIP count received                   :0
    Bad VIPADDR received                     :0
  Group state transition statistics
    Idle to master transitions               :0
    Idle to backup transitions               :1
    Backup to master transitions             :1
    Master to backup transitions             :0

Physical interface: ge-0/0/9, Unit: 112, Vlan-id: 112, Address: fd00:10:11:12::1/64
  Index: 339, SNMP ifIndex: 543, VRRP-Traps: disabled, VRRP-Version: 3
  Interface state: up, Group: 112, State: master, VRRP Mode: Active
  Priority: 110, Advertisement interval: 1, Authentication type: none
  Advertisement threshold: 3, Computed send rate: 0
  Preempt: yes, Accept-data mode: no, VIP count: 2, VIP: fe80::10:11:12:ffff, fd00:10:11:12::ffff
  Advertisement Timer: 0.868s, Master router: fe80::2ab7:ad00:708b:5020
  Virtual router uptime: 00:01:30, Master router uptime: 00:01:27
  Virtual Mac: 00:00:5e:00:02:70
  Preferred: yes
  Tracking: disabled
  Group VRRP PDU statistics
    Advertisement sent                       :101
    Advertisement received                   :4
  Group VRRP PDU error statistics
    Bad authentication Type received         :0
    Bad password received                    :0
    Bad MD5 digest received                  :0
    Bad advertisement timer received         :0
    Bad VIP count received                   :0
    Bad VIPADDR received                     :0
  Group state transition statistics
    Idle to master transitions               :0
    Idle to backup transitions               :1
    Backup to master transitions             :1
    Master to backup transitions             :0
            

Show IPv6 router advertisements.

cmd

show ipv6 router-advertisement

# output
Interface: ge-0/0/9.112
  Advertisements sent: 26, last sent 00:02:31 ago
  Solicits received: 0
  Advertisements received: 0
  Solicited router advertisement unicast: Disable
  IPv6 RA Preference: DEFAULT/MEDIUM
  Group ID: 112
    Advertisements Sent: 63, Advertisement last sent: 00:00:02 ago
    Solicits Received: 0
    Advertisements received: 0