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, routed interface, or LAG. PIM-SM must be enabled on this interface with the command ipv6 pimv6-sparse enable.


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 pim6
switch(config-pim6)# bsr-candidate source-ip-interface 1/1/4
switch(config-pim6)# no rp-candidate source-ip-interface 1/1/4