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Use MHSRP load balancing for networks using switching router technology.

Figure 15-10 illustrates an example that provides load balancing for one subnet/VLAN on an IDF switch.

Figure 15-10 MHSRP Load Balancing

Figure 15-10 MHSRP Load Balancing

Both of the MDF switches are assigned two real IP addresses, 10.0.1.3 and 10.0.1.4. Rather than using a single standby group (which results in only one router and one riser link actively carrying traffic), two standby groups are configured. The first standby group uses an IP address of 10.0.1.1 and the priority of MDF-A has been increased to make it the active peer. The second standby group uses 10.0.1.2 and has MDF-B configured as the active peer. If both MDF switches are active, both riser links and both devices actively carry traffic. If either MDF device fails, the other MDF takes over with 100 percent of the load.

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