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Virtual routers explained with its configuration

len Alfred Ajibola - 19th September, 2022 @ 02:31 PM

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Virtual Routers:

Virtual routers are standby routers that commence their function when the active router fails. It is noteworthy to state that virtual routers are based on a software routing framework which enables the host machine to perform as a typical hardware router over a Local Area Network (LAN).

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Since the virtual router is configured with networking commands through the device software, it therefore implies that routing functions will always continue even when the active or forwarding router fails. Similarly, when the standby or backup router fails, the active router will automatically continue the routing process of packets. This is shown in the image below:

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From the above image, the virtual router (seen in the center) is not a physical device. In reality, it had been configured in the two hardware routers (that is, active and standby routers respectively). Simple put, the virtual router exists in the software of both routers. Therefore, when one router fails, the other automatically forwards packet.

 

Virtual routers utilizes an open standard protocol called Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol(VRRP). In Cisco routers, this is a proprietary virtual routing protocol called the 'Hot Standby Router Protocol' (HSRP). Meanwhile, always understand that the creation of a virtual router commences with the configuration of each with a unique virtual router identifier.

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In an attempt to achieve 100% uptime, virtual routers are recommended especially in institutions that push critical data; for instance, financial and medical data. This is so because the routing processes are often backed by two physical routers, where one acts as the main router and performs typical routing functions. However, the second router provides redundancy by allowing the flow of packets in case of a fail-over on the main router.

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As a networking technician, software configuration skills of the hardware router are major requirements towards the creation of virtual routers. As stated earlier, the routing protocols VRRP (open standard) or 'HSRP' (Cisco proprietary) may be utilized depending on the manufacturer of the hardware device.


Below is the configuration commands for the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)


  1. To enter privileged EXEC mode:
    router>enable


  2. To enter global configuration mode:
    router#configure terminal


  3. To enter interface configuration mode:
    router(config)#interface interface


  4. IP address configuration on the interface.
    router(config-if)#ip address address netmask


  5. VRRP virtual IP address configuration command:
    router(config-if)#vrrp group-number ip ip-address

    The above address must be in the same subnet as the interface IP address (primary or secondary).


  6. VRRP priority configuration command (optional):
    router(config-if)#vrrp group-number priority priority

    The usable values for the priority are 1 through 254.


  7. VRRP preempt configuration command (optional):
    router(config-if)#vrrp group-number preempt

    Understand that VRRP preemption is enabled by default.

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After the above configuration is made on the respective active and standby routers, this software configuration command backed by the configured physical routers can now act by advertising a virtual router as the default gateway to the nodes or end devices of the network.

Worthy of mention is the fact that a virtual router may also be enabled on end devices like computers or servers. Through this process, the end devices are made to have the capabilities of a router. Such hardware devices can now route packets within the LAN via a software application.

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Python can be used for almost every kind of project including web application, machine learning, mobile and desktop applications, networking servers, APIs, scrapers, application’s backend and so on.

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Below are notable dates on internet evolution:

  • 1983: The Domain Name System (DNS) created the '.com .edu .gov .org and .net' systems for naming websites

  • 1985: The first registered domain name - 'symbolics.com' came into existence

  • 1992: The first audio and video were uploaded over the internet

  • 1992: The phrase 'surfing the Internet' became popular

  • 1993: The number of websites reached 600

  • 1993: White House and United Nations go online

  • 1994: Microsoft creates a Web browser for Windows 95

  • 1994: Yahoo! is created by Jerry Yang and David Filo

  • 1995 Amazon and eBay were launched online

  • 1996: 'The Dancing Baby' becomes the first viral internet video

  • 1997: Netflix is founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph

  • 1998: Google search engine came into existence

  • 2003: The worm 'SQL Slammer' spread over the internet within 10 minutes

  • 2004: Facebook goes online

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Computer hardware is the collection of physical parts of a computer system.

Physical parts of a computer are those parts that you can see and touch. It may also be referred to as the 'equipment of the computer'.

When the computer case is opened (with a screwdriver), one would see the different hardware components inside of it. It's important to state that some other hardware components are present outside the computer case; and these are termed peripherals.

Below are hardware components seen inside the computer case:

  • Motherboard

  • Central Processing Unit (CPU)

  • Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

  • Power supply Unit (PSU)

  • Northbridge

  • Southbridge

  • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slots

  • Network Interface Card (NIC)

  • Random Access Memory (RAM)

  • Ventilation fans

  • Heat sink

  • Hard Disc Drive (external present)
  • Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • CMOS battery

  • Optical Disc Drives (external present)

  • USB port, PS2 port, Ethernet port and other ports

  • Expansion Ports / Slots

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Hardware components seen outside the computer case are called peripherals. The peripherals are grouped into the following:

  1. Input devices: They provide information to the computer.

  2. Output devices: Brings out information from the computer.

  3. Storage devices: They store information or data.

Below are examples of some peripherals:

  • Keyboard (input)

  • Monitor (output)

  • Mouse (input)

  • Webcam (input)

  • Touch Pad (input)

  • Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drive or memory card (storage)

  • Hard disc drive (storage)

  • Stylus (input)

  • Joystick(input)

  • Printer (output)

  • Speaker (output)

  • Headphones (output)