Configuring a Rendezvous Point to Group Mappings (NSM Procedure)
You can configure a static rendezvous point (RP) for a particular zone and/or configure a virtual router as a candidate RP (C-RP). Before you configure a static RP and a C-RP, you must first create access lists that identify the multicast groups mapped to each one.
To configure an RP:
- In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices. Double-click the device icon to open the device configuration.
- Configure the virtual router for PIM-SM:
In the device navigation tree, select Network > Virtual Router.
Double-click the virtual router in which you are configuring a PIM-SM instance. The General Properties screen appears.
In the virtual router navigation tree, select Dynamic Routing Protocol.
Select the Configure PIM-SM check box. PIM-SM configuration options now appear in the virtual router navigation tree under Dynamic Routing Protocol.
In the virtual router navigation tree, select Dynamic Routing Protocol > PIM-SM > Rendezvous Points.
Click the Add icon. The new Zone dialog box appears. For Zone, select the zone that contains the RP.
- Configure a C-RP:
Select the interface that is advertised as the C-RP.
Specify the access list that identifies the multicast group(s) for which the interface is the RP candidate.
Select the advertised C-RP priority.
Select the holdtime advertised to the bootstrap router.
- Configure a static rendezvous point:
Click the Add icon in the Static RP Addresses area. The Static RP Addresses dialog box appears.
Enter the IP address of the RP.
Specify the access list that identifies the multicast group(s) mapped to the RP.
If you want to always use the same RP for the specified multicast group(s), select the Always used as RP check box. Use this option to override dynamic group-RP mappings.
- Click OK to save your changes to the virtual router, and then click OK to save your changes to the device configuration.