bsr-candidate source-ip-interface


bsr-candidate source-ip-interface <INTERFACE-NAME>

no bsr-candidate source-ip-interface <INTERFACE-NAME>


Configures the router to advertise itself as a candidate PIM-SM BSR on the interface specified, and enables BSR candidate operation. The result makes the router eligible to be elected as the BSR for the PIM-SM domain in which it operates. One BSR candidate interface is allowed per-router.

The no form of this command removes the Candidate BSR configuration.

Command context




Specifies the interface to use as a source for Candidate-BSR router IP address. Interface can be a VLAN interface (such as vlan15) or routed interfaces (such as lag 1 or 1 / 1 / 19). PIM-SM must be enabled on this interface (use the ip pim-sparse enable command).


Administrators or local user group members with execution rights for this command.


On the 6400 Switch Series, interface identification differs.

Configuring and removing the BSR-candidate interface:

switch(config)# router pim
switch(config-pim)# bsr-candidate source-ip-interface 1/1/4
switch(config-pim)# bsr-candidate source-ip-interface vlan5
switch(config-pim)# no rp-candidate source-ip-interface 1/1/4