HSRP question

When configuring HSRP between two switches, does that mean that the 2nd switch (standby switch) is completely inactive not doing anything until the main switch fails?
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
No... Only that it is not processing traffic sent to the HSRP virtual IP address.

If you really want it to process traffic, just create a second HSRP group and make the other switch the active switch for that group. Of course now you'll have to deal with two different default gateways.
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Shark AttackNetwork adminAuthor Commented:
Right, and it would only process the HSRP virtual IP address only if the Main switch failed. Correct, if it did not, then the 2nd switch is pretty much just sitting there.
Just want to make sure I understand you correctly.
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
Yep.  You're correct.
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Shark AttackNetwork adminAuthor Commented:
thanks
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