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Hierarchy Level


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

You can configure a data-forwarding VLAN as either a multicast source VLAN (an MVLAN) or a multicast receiver VLAN (an MVR receiver VLAN), but not both.

  • When you configure an MVR receiver VLAN, you must also configure the MVLANs you list as source VLANs for that MVR receiver VLAN.

  • When you configure a source MVLAN, you aren’t required to set up MVR receiver VLANs at the same time; you can configure those later.

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 receiver, source, and mode statements and options 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.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.6.