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    Configuring PIM Bootstrap Properties for IPv4 or IPv6

    For correct operation, every multicast router within a PIM domain must be able to map a particular multicast group address to the same rendezvous point (RP). The bootstrap router mechanism is one way that a multicast router can learn the set of group-to-RP mappings. Bootstrap routers are supported in IPv4 and IPv6.

    To determine which routing device is the RP, all routing devices within a PIM domain collect bootstrap messages. A PIM domain is a contiguous set of routing devices that implement PIM. All devices are configured to operate within a common boundary. The domain's bootstrap router initiates bootstrap messages, which are sent hop by hop within the domain. The routing devices use bootstrap messages to distribute RP information dynamically and to elect a bootstrap router when necessary.

    You can configure bootstrap properties globally or for a routing instance. This example shows the global configuration.

    To configure the bootstrap router properties:

    1. Configure the bootstrap priority.

      By default, each routing device has a bootstrap priority of 0, which means the routing device can never be the bootstrap router. The routing device with the highest priority value is elected to be the bootstrap router. In the case of a tie, the routing device with the highest IP address is elected to be the bootstrap router. A simple bootstrap configuration assigns a bootstrap priority value to a routing device.

      Note: In the IPv4-only configuration, specifying a bootstrap priority of 0 disables the bootstrap function and does not cause the routing device to send BSR packets with a 0 in the priority field. In the combined IPv4 and IPv6 configuration, specifying a bootstrap priority of 0 does not disable the function, but causes the routing device to send BSR packets with a 0 in the priority field. To disable the bootstrap function in the IPv4 and IPv6 configuration, delete the bootstrap statement.

      user@host# edit protocols pim rpuser@host# set bootstrap family inet priority 3
    2. (Optional) Create import and export policies to control the flow of bootstrap messages to and from the RP, and apply the policies to PIM. Import and export policies are useful when some of the routers in your PIM domain have interfaces that connect to other PIM domains. Configuring a policy prevents bootstrap messages from crossing domain boundaries. The import statement prevents messages from being imported into the RP. The export statement prevents messages from being exported from the RP.
      [edit protocols pim rp]user@host# set bootstrap family inet import pim-bootstrap-importuser@host# set bootstrap family inet export pim-bootstrap-exportuser@host# exit
    3. Configure the policies.
      user@host# edit policy-options policy-statement pim-bootstrap-import[edit policy-options policy-statement pim-bootstrap-import]user@host# set from interface se-0/0/0user@host# set then rejectuser@host# exituser@host# edit policy-options policy-statement pim-bootstrap-exportuser@host# set from interface se-0/0/0user@host# set then rejectuser@host# exit
    4. Monitor the operation of PIM bootstrap routers by running the show pim bootstrap command.

    Modified: 2016-04-29