The documents showing a pair of Peplinks in VRRP mode all show a single switch on the LAN side. This makes the switch the single point of failure. It is my understanding that a set of stacked switches would remedy this.
With the Peplinks in VRRP mode, is it necessary for the stacked switches to be VRRP capable too? Or maybe it does not matter because the Peplinks are in VRRP mode?
I am looking at mid level switches which support stacking and do NOT mention VRRP like this: http://www.netgear.com/business/products/switches/smart/GS728TSB.aspx#tab-techspecs
These cost around $300 each.
The switches which do mention VRRP seem to cost around $1400 each: http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/datasheet/en/M5300.pdf
Maybe there is something is out there for less.
I talked with Netgear level 1 support and they basically said it looks like a layer 2 switch would be needed to support VRRP and if the Peplink is configured for VRRP, then I better get a switch which mentions VRRP in the documentation. Then they said they were not 100% sure and that level 2 support would contact me soon.
If the Peplink is doing the VRRP, is it necessary for the switch stack to do it too? What do you recommend?