This command is used to add a rendezvous point (RP) to a PIM Sparse mode vRouter.

A rendezvous point (RP) is required only in networks running Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM-SM).

An RP is a meeting place for sources and receivers of multicast data. In a PIM-SM network, sources must send their traffic to the RP. This traffic is then forwarded to receivers down a shared distribution tree. By default, when the first hop router of the receiver learns about the source, it sends a join message directly to the source, creating a source-based distribution tree from the source to the receiver. This source tree does not include the RP unless the RP is located within the shortest path between the source and receiver.

Syntax   vrouter-pim-rp-add vrouter-name name-string rp-address ip-address group ip-address netmask netmask

vrouter-name name-string

Specify the name of the vRouter with the PIM Sparse mode configuration.

rp-address ip-address

Specify the IP address of the rendezvous point (RP).

group ip-address

Specify the IP address of the group. The default value is

netmask netmask

Specify the netmask of the group. The default value is 4.

Defaults   None

Access   CLI

History   Command introduced in Version 2.2.5.

Usage   In the first version of PIM-SM, all leaf routers, routers directly connected to sources or receivers, were required to be manually configured with the IP address of the RP. This type of configuration is also known as static RP configuration. Configuring static RPs is relatively simple in a small network, but it can be a difficult project in a large, complex network.

Examples  To configure a PIM Sparse mode vRouter with an RP of, use the following syntax:

CLI network-admin@switch > vrouter-pim-rp-add vrouter-name pim-sm rp-address

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