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Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.6 for EX Series switches.

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.3 for the QFX Series.


Configure a data-forwarding VLAN as a multicast source VLAN (MVLAN) or a receiver VLAN using the multicast VLAN registration (MVR) feature.

A data-forwarding VLAN can be configured as either a multicast source VLAN (an MVLAN) or a multicast receiver VLAN (an MVR receiver VLAN), but not both. When configuring an MVR receiver VLAN, any source VLANs listed for that MVR receiver VLAN must be configured as MVLANs. Conversely, you usually configure at least one MVR receiver VLAN when configuring a source MVLAN, although this is not mandated in the configuration.

MVR is only supported with IGMP version 2 (IGMPv2).


The mode, source-list, and translate statements are only applicable to MVR configuration on EX Series switches that support the Enhanced Layer 2 Software (ELS) configuration style. The source-vlans statement is applicable only to EX Series switches that do not support ELS, and is equivalent to the ELS source-list statement.

The remaining statements are explained separately. See CLI Explorer.



Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

routing-control—To add this statement to the configuration.