How to configure MASTER L3 Redundancy

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Requirement:
  • Branch-config-group in primary master needs to be manually synced with backup master
  • Default switchover time to secondary master incase primary master goes unreachable is 15 minutes

Topology

 



Solution:
  • Starting from AOS 6.4.4 BOC can have a backup master situated at a different geographical location
  • Secondary master will allow layer 3 redundancy by being ready to take over incase primary master is not reachable
  • HCM (Health check manager) will monitor secondary master as well
  • Support for manual switchover to backup master is also available


Configuration:

 

 

 

Master redundancy switchover default value

 

(Aruba7010) #show branch master-l3redundancy switchover-timeout

  switchover-timeout: 15 minutes

Support range 15-60 minutes

 

When primary master goes unreachable status shows red

 

 

(7010-B1) #show branch master-l3redundancy status

L3 Redundancy Status

Role              IP Address  Status

----              ----------  ------

Master            10.16.66.6  Down

Secondary Master  10.16.66.7  Up

 

Health-check and uplink status

 

(7010-B1) #show ip health-check

IP Health-check Entries

Probe IP     Src Interface  State  Probe-Profile  Avg RTT(in ms)

--------     -------------  -----  -------------  --------------

10.16.66.6   --             Down   default        0

10.16.66.6   vlan 200       Down   default        0      >>>> Primary master reachablility status

10.16.66.6   vlan 4094      Down   default        0

10.16.66.7   --             Up     default        0       >>>> secondary master reachability status

192.168.2.1  --             Up     default        0     >>>> default gateway

(7010-B1) #show uplink

Uplink Manager: Enabled

Uplink Health-check: Enabled

Uplink Management Table

Id  Uplink Type  Properties  Priority  State      Status      Reachability

--  -----------  ----------  --------  -----      ------      ------------

1   Wired        vlan 200    150       Standby    Ready       Unreachable

2   Wired        vlan 4094   200       Connected  * Active *  Unreachable

 

 



Verification

Troubleshooting

 

 #master-l3redundancy switchover

I.This is an action command to trigger forced switchover from primary to secondary master

II.Manual switchover subverts HCM and does not make any check regarding secondary master status I.e. master will switched over to backup master even if backup master is not UP

 

Config command:

 

   (branch-group-<id>)# master-l3redundancy switchover-timeout <timeout>

 

Show commands:

   #show branch master-l3redundancy switchover-timeout

   #show branch master-l3redundancy status

 

For debugging any issues associated with this feature – the following logging levels  should be set and logs examined

•system    debugging  N/A           crypto

•system    debugging  N/A           cfgm

•system    debugging  N/A           bocmgr

•system    debugging  N/A           fpapps

•system    debugging  N/A           dhcpd

•system    debugging  N/A           hcm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last update:
‎07-28-2016 10:56 AM
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bill_harvey

Glad to see this solution is now available.

Just wondering if L3 master redundancy between data centersd is supported by Aruba?

 

Thanks in advance,

-bill

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