HP Procurve VRRP

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I have VRRP working between two Hp procurve switches that will be connected to a core cisco switch. Each switch will connect to the same cisco switch (single point of failure i know) and i need VRRP to track the interface leading to the core so that if it goes down the master roles will take over on the other switch and use the other path.

Can anyone help with the steps please and explain how it works? Apperently it has to be done on the backup why?
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Don JohnstonInstructor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
track port e3/4
track priority 50

If interface 3/4 goes down, the priority will become 50. As long as the other VRRP router has a priority greater than 50, it will become the master.

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This is on an HP procuve switch, the commands i have are:

track interface 23 there is no track priority command.
Don JohnstonInstructor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
Depends on the platform.

If that's what command you're seeing then with that platform/OS version the priority drops to zero if the tracked object goes down.

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I can not understand how this works apperently you can only set it on the backup VR.

I do not see this to make much sense in my case i have two switches connecting to a cisco core, diagram attached.

SW1 is the master for some vlans say 1,2,3 and the backup for 4 and 5, and SW2 master for 4, 5 and backup for 1,2,3. (I am using MSTP instances)

I want that if SW1 port 1 is down 1, 2, 3 SW 2 takes over as master and when it comes up again every thing goes back to normal.

I am attaching a diagram.
setup.jpg
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Top Expert 2015
Commented:
You're absolutely right.

This doesn't make any sense at all. The documentation specifically states that you can only track interfaces or VLANs on the backup router. Perhaps you're supposed to track an IP address instead of an interface status?

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Still not solved.

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