IGMP - IGMP Static Sources
IGMP Static Sources
The traffic addressed to a multicast group is confined to the ports in the group, which prevents flooding of traffic on all the ports. Hosts join multicast groups either by sending an unsolicited IGMP join message or sending an IGMP join message in response to a general query from a multicast router (the switch forwards general queries from multicast routers to all ports in a VLAN).
When you specify group membership for a multicast group address statically, the static setting supersedes any IGMP snooping learning. Hence, static multicast groups can prevent L2 multicast flooding if the hosts do not implement the applicable IGMP mechanism to restrict the traffic to specific ports or if IGMP snooping is disabled.
There are features and functions used in UNUM Manager and UNUM Analytics that are common throughout the user interface (UI). Please refer to the Common Functions section for more information on the use of these functions and features.
Selecting Manager → Layer 2 → IGMP Static Sources displays the IGMP Static Sources dashboard with a list of any existing entries.
Select the applicable Fabric from the left-hand navigation bar and the dashboard updates showing all IGMP Static Sources entries from all switches within the Fabric.
Note: If no entries exist a "No Data Exists" message is displayed. You must first configure an entry on a switch. Prerequisite settings and configuration may be required.
The dashboard displays a list of existing IGMP Static Sources entries by Fabric.
Additional parameters include: Switch, VLAN, Group IP, BD, Source IP, vNET Id, and Ports.
Manage IGMP Static Sources Fabric Dashboard
Select the applicable switch from the fabric and the dashboard updates automatically with IGMP Static Sources settings.
The dashboard displays a list of existing IGMP Static Sources entries from the switch.
Additional parameters include: VLAN, Group IP, BD, Source IP, vNET Id, and Ports.
Manage IGMP Static Sources Switch Dashboard
Create Static IP Address
To create a static IP address select Create a static IP address as the IGMP source.
Enter the required parameters which include:
•Switch / FRG – (drop-down) - Select All, a switch or FRG (Fabric Resource Group).
•VLAN – Static IGMP source VLAN.
•Group Ip – Static IGMP source IP address.
•Source Ip – Static IGMP source IP address.
•vNET Id – Static IGMP source VLAN vNET.
•Bd – Static IGMP source Bridge Domain.
•Ports – Ports.
Manage IGMP Static Sources Create
Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.
Note: The selected Port(s) must be enabled and up to create the source IP address.
The dashboard updates and displays the new entry.
Manage IGMP Static Sources New IP
Delete a IGMP Static Source
Delete an entry by selecting Delete using the Cog icon.
Manage IGMP Static Sources Delete Entry
Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.