mld-static-source-create

Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) is a Layer 3 multicast protocol used between IPv6 hosts and routers similar to how IGMP is used for IPv4. MLD snooping allows a switch to examine MLD packets and make forwarding decisions based on their content.

MLD snooping constrains IPv6 multicast traffic at Layer 2 by configuring Layer 2 LAN ports dynamically to forward IPv6 multicast traffic only to those ports that want to receive it.

The default behavior, when MLD Snooping is not configured, multicast traffic is forwarded to all the switch ports, impacting switch performance.

Syntax   mld-static-source-create [source-ip ip-address][group-ip ip-address] [vnet vnet-name] [vlan vlan-id] [ports port-list]

source-ip ip-address

Specifies the source IPv6 address for the MLD configuration.

group-ip ip-address

Specifies the source of the IP group for the MLD configuration.

vlan vlan-id

Specifies the ID of the VLAN for the MLD configuration.

vnet vnet-name

Specifies the name of the VNET.

l2-net l2-net-name

Specifies the name of the Layer 2 network.

ports port-list

Specifies the list of the ports for the MLD configuration.

 

Defaults   None.

Access   CLI

History   

Version 2.3

Command introduced.

Version 2.4.1

The parameter, vnet, added.

Version 3.0.0

The parameter, l2-net, added.

Usage   The default behavior, when MLD is not configured, multicast traffic is forwarded to all the switch ports, impacting switch performance.

Examples  To display all multicast group memberships for the local switch, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > mld-static-source-create