Hi An47, Sorry to drop by just now. To comment on your question, it really does not make sense to configure the HSRP delay minimum/reload commands on a standby device as it will defeat the purpose of HSRP. But it make sense to configure it on the active device. To explain further; Normal Network condition based on as-built Networ design/setup: 1. R1 act as Active Router (Forwarding traffic) 2. R2 act as Standby Router (Currently not forwarding traffic but is ready to forward traffic) Network Issue occured: 1. R1 uplink to Internet goes down or 2. R1 rebooted For both issues, R2 with preemption configured, should immediately take over the role of active router and forward traffic. Aside from the preemption, R1 should also be configured with the HSRP delay minimum/reload command so that when the uplink to Internet goes up or while the device is completing the reload process, it will wait for everything to normalize (as mentioned in the post/replies) before attempting/forcing to REgain the role of Active Router.
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