The VRRP configuration in the ALOHA involves two phases:

  • The VRRP daemon

  • The VRRP instance on the network interface

Configure VRRP daemon

  1. Browse the ALOHA WUI.

  2. Open the Services tab.

  3. Scroll down to VRRP service.

  4. Click Setup setup_icon to display the following parameters:

    group <interface>...

    enable VRRP on these interfaces

    track_svc <process>

    track this service process's presence

    track_mgt <process>

    track this management process's presence

    track_inter_svc <seconds>

    check service processes every number of seconds

    track_inter_mgt <seconds>

    check management processes every number of seconds

    track_weight_if <weight>

    apply this weight to interfaces (default -6)

    track_weight_svc <weight>

    apply this weight to services (default 8)

    track_weight_mgt <weight>

    apply this weight to management (default 2)

    no autostart

    disable the service at startup

Configure the VRRP instance

  1. Browse the ALOHA WUI.

  2. Open the Services tab.

  3. Scroll down to the network interface you want to configure.

  4. Click Setup setup_icon to display the following parameters:

    vrrp [inst <name>] id <vrid>

    set this VRRP ID

    vrrp [inst <name>] garp <interval>

    send gratuitous ARP every second during this period

    vrrp [inst <name>] prio <priority>

    set VRRP priority (weight: the higher the more chance to be master)

    Note

    The priority between the Master and the Slave must not be too high. See below.

    vrrp [inst <name>] address <address>

    add a VRRP virtual address. Add one line per VIP you need.

    vrrp [inst <name>] password <password>

    set the authentication password

    Note

    We recommend that you set up a password to avoid a third party appliance to take over the ALOHA VRRP announcements.