In this case, because VRRP uses the IP address of the Ethernet interface, Router A has assumed the position of Master or IP address owner (this is configurable). Clients 1-3 are configured with the default gateway IP address of and Routers B and C have become backup virtual routers. If Router A fails, then based on priority (this is also configurable), Router B automatically assumes the Master until Router A becomes available again. One of the main characteristics about VRRP is the router priority. You can set up different priorities for each of your routers, which would enable them to become masters or backup routers to keep your network up and running in case of a hardware or natural failure. This would also help you balance out the work load on your routers.