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Multicast

You can use the Multicast template for all vEdge Cloud and vEdge router devices.

To configure a vEdge router to be a multicast replicator using vManage templates:

  1. Create a mulitcast feature template to configure multicast replicator parameters, as described in this article.
  2. Create a PIM feature template to enable PIM on each VPN that participates in a multicast domain. See the Configuration ► Templates ► PIM help topic.
  3. Create a VPN feature template to configure parameters for the VPN that is running PIM. See the Configuration ► Templates ► VPN help topic.
  4. Create a device template that incorporates the multicast, PIM, and VPN feature templates. See the Configuration ► Templates help topic.​

Navigate to the Template Screen

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Templates screen.
  2. From the Templates title bar, select Feature.
  3. Click Add Template.
  4. In the left pane, select one or more devices. The right pane displays the available templates for the selected devices.
  5. Select the Multicast template.

The right pane displays the Multicast template form.

  • The top of the form contains fields for naming the template.
  • The bottom contains fields for defining parameters applicable to that template.
  • A drop-down menu to the left of each parameter field defines the scope of the parameter. When you first open a feature template form, for each parameter that has a default value, the scope is set to Default. To edit a parameter field, change the scope to Global or Device Specific. Note that if a parameter's scope is Device Specific, you cannot enter a value for it in the feature template. Instead, you enter a value when you attach the template to a device.
  • A plus sign (+) is displayed to the right when you can add multiple entries for the same parameter.

Minimum Multicast Replicator Configuration

The following parameters are required (unless otherwise indicated) to configure a vEdge router to be a multicast replicator:

Step Parameter Name Description
 1. Template Name Enter the template name. It can be up to 128 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 2. Description (Template) Enter a description for the template. It can be up to 2048 characters can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 3. Local Click On to configure the local router as a multicast replicator.
 4. Threshold Specify the number of joins per group that the router can accept. For each join, the router can accept 256 outgoing tunnel interfaces (OILs).
Range: 0 through 1000
Default: 0. A value of 0 means that the router can accept any number of (*,G) and (S,G) joins.
 5. Save Click Save to save the feature template.

CLI equivalent:

vpn vpn-id
  router
    multicast-replicator local [threshold number]

 

Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS in Release 15.2.

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