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Revision: 2010-09-06

The MIB module provides a means to monitor and configure the Cisco IOS proprietary Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP). Cisco HSRP protocol is defined in RFC2281.


HSRP is a protocol used amoung a group of routers for the purpose of selecting an ‘active router’ and a ‘standby router’.

An ‘active router’ is the router of choice for routing packets.

A ‘standby router’ is a router that takes over the routing duties when an active router fails, or when preset conditions have been met.

An ‘HSRP group’ or a ‘standby group’ is a set of routers which communicate using HSRP. An HSRP group has a group MAC address and a group Virtual IP address. These are the designated addresses. The active router assumes (i.e. inherits) these group addresses.

‘Hello’ messages are sent to indicate that a router is running and is capable of becoming the active or standby router.

‘Hellotime’ is the interval between successive HSRP Hello messages from a given router.

‘Holdtime’ is the interval between the receipt of a Hello message and the presumption that the sending router has failed.