Key differences between VRRP and active gateway

  • Configuration:

    • Active gateway is a single-line configuration of virtual IP/MAC configuration on an interface VLAN.

    • VRRP requires VRIDs configuration per VLAN, roles per VRID, VRRP advertisement timer configurations, for example.

  • Data plane:

    • VRRP is an active-standy data plane and only the VRRP primary device is forwarding traffic.

    • With active gateway, both devices are forwarding traffic.