Cisco SWITCH 2.0: Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP and GLBP

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


FHRP is a category of protocols that includes HSRP, as well as VRRP and GLBP. All three protocols have versions that support first-hop redundancy not only in IPv4 environments, but also in IPv6 environments. However, not all platforms and their Cisco IOS versions support all of these three protocols for both IPv4 and IPv6. In this course you’ll learn how to configure and verify VRRP and GLBP. You’ll also learn how to configure and verify GLBP in an IPv6 environment.
This course offers the official training for the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks 2.0 certification exam which is a component exam for the CCNP and CCDP certifications. Passing this exam will also refresh CCNA certification, which expires after three years.

Target Audience

This course is intended for students who are looking for real-world switching knowledge, and those that are considering CCNP and CCDP certification. This course’s discussion of switching could also benefit early CCIE Routing and Switching candidates



Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Introduction to VRRP

  • describe the idea behind VRRP
  • VRRP Configuration

  • configure and verify VRRP
  • VRRP Authentication

  • describe the authentication options with VRRP
  • VRRP Object Tracking

  • configure VRRP interface object tracking
  • GLBP Overview

  • describe the basic idea behind GLBP
  • GLBP vs. HSRP

  • compare GLBP to HSRP
  • GLBP States

  • describe the possible states of the GLBP virtual gateway and virtual forwarder
  • GLBP Benefits

  • recognize the benefits of GLBP
  • Configuring GLBP I

  • configure GLBP
  • Configuring GLBP II

  • configure GLBP
  • GLBP Verification

  • verify GLBP
  • GLBP Operation I

  • recognize elements involved in the operation of GLBP
  • GLBP Operation II

  • recognize elements involved in the operation of GLBP
  • GLBP Authentication

  • secure GLBP by using authentication
  • GLBP and STP Interaction

  • describe GLBP behavior in VLANs with running STP
  • Configuring Tracking in GLBP I

  • configure tracing in GLBP
  • Configuring Tracking in GLBP II

  • configure tracing in GLBP
  • Native First Hop Redundancy in IPv6

  • describe how the IPv6 native mechanism provides First Hop Redundancy
  • FHRPs for IPv6

  • explain why and when FHRP implementation is needed in an IPv6 environment
  • Exercise: Configuring FHRPs