Router fail-over Question from a newbie

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I have been tasked to create a fail-over strategy for our small
business.  I have a 2610XM router with a 16 port ethernet switch card.
All of my switches are non-managed and connected to the router (I
wanted managed switches and setup vlan for the record).  If my router
dies what are some options I could use?  I also have a pix 515e and
IPS 4215.  

My guess is creating a hugh IP scope on the DHCP server and change the
Default gateway to the pix?  I have a 4500 router in my basement
collecting dust could I use HSRP with the 2610?  Any help will be
welcome.  I dont see many outs  

Re: Router fail-over Question from a newbie
You may wish to investigate network high availability expert, Dr.
Vincent C. Jones and his Addison-Wesley Book Chapter 6 -

Managing Multiple Routers at a Single Site:

http://www.awprofessional.com/articles/article.asp?p=167783&aid=dcb9cea5-50c2-44d3-af02-9ab5cc199d74&rl=1

Profile of Dr. Jones:

http://www.bradreese.com/vincent-c-jones.htm

Hope this helps.

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Re: Router fail-over Question from a newbie
hsap is your best solution, run it on the eth int point you clients to
those interfaces. although you will need to pich up a nm for your 2610
as they only have a single eth int


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Re: Router fail-over Question from a newbie
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Presuming you meant HSRP, I am preferring GLBP these days as it better permits
distribution of load across multiple routers.
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