VRRP V2 VS V3

VRRP is key protocol in Post to Post Links II error: Unrecognized type: ”slug” environment especially for Post to Post Links II error: Unrecognized type: ”slug” having Core Switch/Router in pair (High availability). VRRP protocol has been developed over time to encompass more features and expand the scope. For e.g. VRRP v3 (RFC5798) includes IPv6 support which was not available in its earlier versions.

Worth sharing here that both VRRP v2 and V3 not being compatible to each other and that every router in the LAN must speak the same version for VRRP to correctly fuction.Also, both do not support authentication.

Below table will enlist the difference between VRRP v2 and VRRP v3 protocol –

PARAMETER

VRRP V2

VRRP V3

RFC  RFC 3768(http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3768) RFC 5798(http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5798)
Protocol Supported Support for IPV4 only. Supports both IPv4 and IPv6
Timers Timers in seconds Timers in Milliseconds
Multicast Address 224.0.0.18 for IPv4 address 224.0.0.18 for IPV4FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:12 for IPv6
Virtual Router-ID IPv4 – Uses mac address 0000.5E00.01xx, where xx is the virtual router id in hexadecimal IPv4 – Uses mac address 0000.5E00.01xx, where xx is the virtual router id in hexadecimalIPv6 – The multicast address FF02::12 is used to send hello messages.
Preemption criteria Node with same priority value but higher IP would cause preemption. Only higher priority would cause preemption
Enable VRRP Enabled on per interface basis. Need to be enabled globally

 

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