Cisco SWITCH 1.0: Configuring Layer 3 High Availability

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Businesses and consumers that rely on intranet and Internet services for their mission-critical communications require and expect their networks and applications to be continuously available to them. A network with high availability provides an alternative means by which all infrastructure paths and key servers can be accessed at all times. It is important for you as a Cisco administrator to know how to implement high availability using Cisco IOS software. Features such as Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) provide Layer 3 redundancy to network hosts. Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP) are used to provide additional Layer 3 redundancy features such as load balancing.
This course covers how to configure Layer 3 redundancy with HSRP, VRRP and GLBP.

Target Audience

The audience profile for SkillSoft’s SWITCH 1.0: Implementing Cisco Switched Networks training will be established IT professionals who have completed 640-802 Cisco Certified Network Associate, or 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 and 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2.


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Configuring Basic HSRP

  • identify routing issues
  • configure HSRP operations
  • Fine-Tuning HSRP Operations

  • fine-tune HSRP operations
  • Monitoring and Verifying HSRP

  • monitor and verify HSRP operations
  • debug HSRP operations
  • Configuring VRRP

  • configure VRRP operations
  • Configuring GLBP

  • identify the features of GLBP
  • implement GLBP
  • Configuring HSRP and VRRP

  • configure HSRP and VRRP on a Cisco device