rp-address <IPv6-ADDR>


rp-address <IPv6-ADDR> [<GRP-ADDR/GRP-MASK>] [override]

no rp-address <IPv6-ADDR> [<GRP-ADDR/GRP-MASK>] [override]


Statically configures the router as the RP for a specified multicast group or range of multicast groups. This must be configured on all PIM-SM routers in the domain. If group address is not specified, it applies to all IPv6 multicast addresses.

The no form of this command removes static RP configuration and its precedence.

Command context




Specifies an address in IPv6 format (xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx), where x is a hexadecimal number from 0 to F.


Specifies the range of multicast group addresses in IPv6 format (xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx), where x is a hexadecimal number from 0 to F.


Specifies the number of bits in the address mask in CIDR format (x), where x is a decimal number from 0 to 128.


Specifies higher precedence to static RP over Candidate RP.


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


Where a static RP and a C-RP are configured to support the same multicast groups and the multicast group mask for the static RP is equal to or greater than the same mask for the applicable C-RPs, this command assigns the higher precedence to the static RP, resulting in the C-RP operating only as a backup RP for the configured group. Without override, the C-RP has precedence over a static RP configured for the same multicast group or groups.


switch(config)# router pim6
switch(config-pim6)# rp-address 2001::01 ff08::1:3/64 ovverride
switch(config-pim6)# rp-address 2002::02 ff08::1:4/64
switch(config-pim6)# no rp-address 2002::02 ff08::1:4/64