VRRP is a fault-tolerant protocol that groups several routers into a virtual router. If the next hop of a host is faulty, VRRP switches traffic to another router, which ensures communication continuity and reliability.
For details about VRRP, see the chapter "VRRP" in NetEngine 8000 F Feature Description - Network Reliability.
RUI is a Huawei-specific redundancy protocol that is used to back up user information between devices. RUI, which is carried over the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), specifies which user information can be transmitted between devices and the format and amount of user information to be transmitted.
The remote backup service (RBS) is an RUI module used for inter-device backup. A service module uses the RBS to synchronize service control data from the master device to the backup device. When a master/backup VRRP switchover occurs, service traffic quickly switches to a new master device.
The remote backup profile (RBP) is a configuration template that provides a unified user interface for dual-device backup configurations.
E-Trunk implements inter-device link aggregation, providing device-level reliability. E-Trunk aggregates data links of multiple devices to form a link aggregation group (LAG). If a link or device fails, services are automatically switched to the other available links or devices in the E-Trunk, improving link and device-level reliability.
For details about E-Trunk, see "E-Trunk" in NetEngine 8000 F Feature Description - LAN Access and MAN Access.
There are two primary backup protocols, VRRP and E-Trunk. The following takes ARP dual-system backup and IGMP Snooping backup as an example.
Dual-device IGMP snooping hot backup enables the master device to back up IGMP snooping entries to the backup device in a master/backup E-Trunk scenario. If the master device or the link between the master device and user fails, the backup device switches to a master device and takes over, ensuring multicast service continuity.
Dual-device backup provides a unified platform for backing up service control data from the master device to the backup device.