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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:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices. Double-click the device icon to open the device configuration.
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Click OK to save your changes to the virtual router, and then click OK to save your changes to the device configuration.