Enabling the response to a ping request

The backup router can be enabled to respond to pings using the following command. For more information, see Pinging the virtual IP of a backup router.


Parameters router vrrp virtual-ip-ping

Enables or disables the response to a ping request for the switch. When enabled, all VRs that are not owners and are not explicitly disabled (see virtual-ip-ping enabled command) respond to ping requests sent to the VIP when the backup VR is acting as master.


By default, response to virtual IP ping is enabled only when the VR ID is created and enabled.

Enabling the response to ping requests

router1# config
router1(config)# ip routing
router1Router1(config)# router vrrp
router1(config)# router vrrp virtual-ip-ping