How to configure multiple static RPs on a multicast network


The right figure shows how to configure multiple static Rendezvous Points (RPs) on a CE series switch.

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Do S series switches support static multicast MAC addresses
S series switches (except the S1700) support static multicast MAC addresses in V100R006 and later versions. However, the support for this function varies depending on switch models. - S2700SI/S2700EI: not supported - S3700SI/S3700EI: not supported - S5710-C-LI: not supported - S5700SI: supported in V200R003 and later versions

Do S series switches support static multicast routes
For S series switches, static multicast routes are supported only by S series modular switches, S3700EI, S3700HI, S5720S-SI, S5720SI, S5700EI, S5710EI, S5720EI, S5700HI, S5710HI, S5720HI, S6700EI, S6720EI and S6720S-EI. You can run the igmp static-group command to configure a static multicast group, and the ip rpf-route-static command to configure a static multicast route.

What are precautions for configuring static RP in Layer 3 multicast application
When only one RP exists on the network, you can configure a static RP rather than using a dynamic RP. This reduces bandwidth occupied by messages exchanged between the candidate rendezvous point (C-RP) and the bootstrap router (BSR). Pay attention to the following when configuring a static RP: 1.The same static-rp command must be used on all the switches in the PIM-SM domain. 2.If the preferred keyword is not used when you configure the static RP, the switch prefers the dynamic RP elected through the BSR mechanism. The switch prefers the static RP only when you specify the preferred keyword in the static-rp command. 3.If multiple static RPs are available for a multicast group, the RP with the largest IP address serves the group. 4.If an ACL is specified in the command, the static RP serves only the groups permitted by the ACL.

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