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    Configuring MSDP (NSM Procedure)

    The Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) is used to connect multicast routing domains. It typically runs on the same router as the Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) sparse-mode rendezvous point (RP). Each MSDP device establishes adjacencies with internal and external MSDP peers similar to the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).

    To configure MSDP:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure MSDP.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Protocols > Msdp.
    4. Enter a comment for MSDP in Comment.
    5. Select a value from the list, Data Encapsulation to set encapsulation of data packets.
    6. Select MSDP to disable MSDP.
    7. Enter the local address of MSDP in Local Address.
    8. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the MSDP parameters.

    This topic includes the following sub topics:

    Configuring Active Source Limit (NSM Procedure)

    To configure active source limit:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure an active source limit.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Protocols > Msdp > Active Source Limit.
    4. Enter a comment for the active source limit in Comment.
    5. Enter the maximum number of active sources adapted in Maximum. Range vary from 1 through 1,000,000.
    6. Enter the threshold for active source acceptance in Threshold. Range vary from 1 through 1,000,000.
    7. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the active source limit parameters.

    Configuring Export (NSM Procedure)

    To export members:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to export members.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Protocols > Msdp > Export.
    4. Select the non-members from Non-members.
    5. Click Add or Remove to add/remove non-members to members and members to non-members.

      Note: Select all (required) records and click Add All or Remove All which will add the selected records to members or remove the selected records to non-members.

    6. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the export parameters.

    Configuring Group (NSM Procedure)

    To configure groups:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure groups.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Protocols > Msdp > Group.
    4. Click + to configure groups as described in Table 1
    5. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the groups parameters.

    Table 1: Groups Configuration Details

    Option

    Function

    Your Action

    Msdp > Group

    Name

    Specifies the MSDP peer group name.

    Enter a peer group name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the peer group.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Mode

    Specifies the MSDP group source-active flooding mode.

    Select an option from the list.

    Disable

    Specifies to disable MSDP.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Local Address

    Specifies the local address of the peer group.

    Enter the local address of the peer group.

    Msdp > Group > Export

    Non-members / Members

    Adds or removes non-members to or from members list.

    Click Add or Remove to add / remove non-members to members and members to non-members.

    Note: Select all (required) records and click Add All or Remove All which will add the selected records to members or remove the selected records to non-members.

    Msdp > Group > Import

    Non-members / Members

    Adds or removes non-members to or from members list.

    Click Add or Remove to add / remove non-members to members and members to non-members.

    Note: Select all (required) records and click Add All or Remove All which will add the selected records to members or remove the selected records to non-members.

    Msdp > Group > Peer

    Name

    Specifies the peer address name.

    Enter a peer address name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the peer group.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Disable

    Specifies to disable MSDP.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Local Address

    Specifies the local address of the peer group.

    Enter the local address of the peer group.

    Default Peer

    Specifies to disable default Reverse Path Forwarding (RPF) peer.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Authentication Key

    Specifies the MD5 authentication key.

    Enter the MD5 authentication key.

    Msdp > Group > Peer > Active Source Limit

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the active source limit.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Maximum

    Specifies the maximum number of active sources accepted.

    Enter the maximum value. Range vary from 1 through 1,000,000.

    Threshold

    Specifies the threshold for active source acceptance.

    Enter the threshold value. Range vary from 1 through 1,000,000.

    Msdp > Group > Peer > Export

    Non-members / Members

    Adds or removes non-members to or from members list.

    Click Add or Remove to add / remove non-members to members and members to non-members.

    Note: Select all (required) records and click Add All or Remove All which will add the selected records to members or remove the selected records to non-members.

    Msdp > Group > Peer > Import

    Non-members / Members

    Adds or removes non-members to or from members list.

    Click Add or Remove to add / remove non-members to members and members to non-members.

    Note: Select all (required) records and click Add All or Remove All which will add the selected records to members or remove the selected records to non-members.

    Msdp > Group > Peer > Traceoptions

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the traceoptions.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Msdp > Group > Peer > Traceoptions > File

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for file traceoptions.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Filename

    Specifies the name of file in which to write trace information.

    Enter the filename.

    Size

    Specifies the maximum trace file size.

    Enter the maximum trace file size.

    Files

    Specifies the maximum number of trace files.

    Enter the maximum number of trace files.

    world-readable / no-world-readable

    Specifies file restriction access. no-world-readable—restricts file access to owner. world-readable—enables unrestricted file access.

    Select an option.

    Msdp > Group > Peer > Traceoptions > Flag

    Name

    Specifies the flag traceoptions name.

    Enter a flag traceoption name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for flag traceoptions.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Send

    Specifies to enable the trace transmitted packets.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Receive

    Specifies to enable the trace received packets.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Detail

    Specifies to enable the trace detailed information.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Disable

    Specifies to disable the trace flag.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Msdp > Group > Traceoptions

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for traceoptions.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Msdp > Group > Traceoptions > File

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for file traceoptions.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Filename

    Specifies the name of file in which to write trace information.

    Enter the filename.

    Size

    Specifies the maximum trace file size.

    Enter the maximum trace file size.

    Files

    Specifies the maximum number of trace files.

    Enter the maximum number of trace files.

    world-readable / no-world-readable

    Specifies file restriction access. no-world-readable—restricts file access to owner. world-readable—enables unrestricted file access.

    Select an option.

    Msdp > Group > Traceoptions > Flag

    Name

    Specifies the flag traceoptions name.

    Enter a flag traceoption name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for flag traceoptions.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Send

    Specifies to enable the trace transmitted packets.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Receive

    Specifies to enable the trace received packets.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Detail

    Specifies to enable the trace detailed information.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Disable

    Specifies to disable the trace flag.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Configuring Import (NSM Procedure)

    To import members:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to import members.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Protocols > Msdp > Import.
    4. Select the non-members from Non-members.
    5. Click Add or Remove to add / remove non-members to members and members to non-members.

      Note: Select all (required) records and click Add All or Remove All which will add the selected records to members or remove the selected records to non-members.

    6. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the import parameters.

    Configuring Peer (NSM Procedure)

    To configure peers:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure peers.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Protocols > Msdp > Peer.
    4. Click + to configure peers as described in Table 2.
    5. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the peer parameters.

    Table 2: Peer Configuration Details

    Option

    Function

    Your Action

    Msdp > Peer

    Name

    Specifies the peer name.

    Enter a peer name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for peer.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Disable

    Specifies to disable MSDP.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Local Address

    Specifies the local address of the peer.

    Enter the local address of the peer.

    Default Peer

    Specifies to enable default RPF peer.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Authentication Key

    Specifies the MD5 authentication key.

    Enter the MD5 authentication key.

    Msdp > Peer > Active Source Limit

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the peer active source limit.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Maximum

    Specifies the maximum number of active sources accepted.

    Enter the maximum value. Range vary from 1 through 1,000,000.

    Threshold

    Specifies the threshold for active source acceptance.

    Enter the threshold value. Range vary from 1 through 1,000,000.

    Msdp > Peer > Export

    Non-members / Members

    Adds or removes non-members to or from members list.

    Click Add or Remove to add / remove non-members to members and members to non-members.

    Note: Select all (required) records and click Add All or Remove All which will add the selected records to members or remove the selected records to non-members.

    Msdp > Peer > Import

    Non-members / Members

    Adds or removes non-members to or from members list.

    Click Add or Remove to add / remove non-members to members and members to non-members.

    Note: Select all (required) records and click Add All or Remove All which will add the selected records to members or remove the selected records to non-members.

    Msdp > Peer > Traceoptions

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the peer traceoptions.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Msdp > Peer > Traceoptions > File

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the file traceoption.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Filename

    Specifies the name of file in which to write trace information.

    Enter the filename.

    Size

    Specifies the maximum trace file size.

    Enter the maximum trace file size.

    Files

    Specifies the maximum number of trace files.

    Enter the maximum number of trace files.

    world-readable / no-world-readable

    Specifies file restriction access. no-world-readable—restricts file access to owner. world-readable—enables unrestricted file access.

    Select an option.

    Msdp > Peer > Traceoptions > Flag

    Name

    Specifies the flag traceoptions name.

    Enter a flag traceoption name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for flag traceoptions.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Send

    Specifies to enable the trace transmitted packets.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Receive

    Specifies to enable the trace received packets.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Detail

    Specifies to enable the trace detailed information.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Disable

    Specifies to disable the trace flag.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Configuring RIB Group (NSM Procedure)

    A RIB (routing information base) group is a way to have a routing protocol, in most cases, place information in multiple route tables.

    To configure a RIB group:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure RIB groups.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Protocols > Msdp > Rib Group.
    4. Enter a comment for the RIB group in Comment.
    5. Enter a name for the routing table group in Ribgroup Name.
    6. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the RIB group parameters.

    Configuring Source (NSM Procedure)

    To configure source:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure source.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Protocols > Msdp > Source.
    4. Click + to configure source as described in Table 3.
    5. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the source parameters.

    Table 3: Source Configuration Details

    Option

    Function

    Your Action

    Msdp > Source

    Name

    Specifies the source address name.

    Enter the source address name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the source.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Msdp > Source > Active Source Limit

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the source.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Maximum

    Specifies the maximum number of active sources accepted.

    Enter the maximum value. Range vary from 1 through 1,000,000.

    Threshold

    Specifies the threshold for active source acceptance.

    Enter the threshold value. Range vary from 1 through 1,000,000.

    Configuring Traceoptions (NSM Procedure)

    To configure traceoptions:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure traceoptions.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Protocols > Msdp > Traceoptions.
    4. Enter a comment for the traceoptions in Comment.
    5. Configure traceoptions as described in Table 4.
    6. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the traceoptions parameters.

    Table 4: Traceoptions Configuration Details

    Option

    Function

    Your Action

    Msdp > Traceoptions > File

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for the file traceoption.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Filename

    Specifies the name of file in which to write trace information.

    Enter the filename.

    Size

    Specifies the maximum trace file size.

    Enter the maximum trace file size.

    Files

    Specifies the maximum number of trace files.

    Enter the maximum number of trace files.

    world-readable / no-world-readable

    Specifies file restriction access. no-world-readable—restricts file access to owner. world-readable—enables unrestricted file access.

    Select an option.

    Msdp > Traceoptions > Flag

    Name

    Specifies the flag traceoptions name.

    Enter a flag traceoption name.

    Comment

    Supplies a descriptive comment for flag traceoptions.

    (Optional) Enter a comment.

    Send

    Specifies to enable the trace transmitted packets.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Receive

    Specifies to enable the trace received packets.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Detail

    Specifies to enable the trace detailed information.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Disable

    Specifies to disable the trace flag.

    Select the check box to enable this feature.

    Published: 2013-01-06