As part of my internship/thesis, I am looking to implement HSRP in a network.
The network has 2 separate locations that are connected with a fibre cable (layer 3 to layer 3).
Each layer 3 (Cisco 3560-x) is connected to an HP-router that is managed by our ISP.
I was thinking about setting up HSRP on one interface of both switches, but I imagine an IP route to the virtual IP address won't work because it is on the same switch.
Would I be correct to think that in my current configuration, HSRP is only possible on the routers?
Any other input regarding the issue is welcome.
Router 1 IP address is
10.10.255.251 and Router 2 IP address is
interface FastEthernet0/1 no switchport ip address 10.10.255.253 255.255.255.248 standby 1 ip 10.10.255.250 standby priority 110 exit
interface FastEthernet0/1 no switchport ip address 10.10.255.254 255.255.255.248 standby 1 ip 10.10.255.250 standby priority 110 exit
The reason why I want to do this on the switches is that I can't configure the routers as they are managed by our ISP.
The virtual IP address would be
10.10.255.250, but when this is configured on the switch interfaces, I cannot add an IP route to this virtual IP address because the next hop would be on the same switch.
I also don't see how the Internet traffic would reach the routers in this configuration.
So, to repeat the question: am I right in thinking this won't work, or is this possible in a way that I did not try yet?