Configuration > Networking > Routing > Multicast
Orchestrator supports multicast routing, a method of sending data from a single IP address to a larger group of recipients. This is only supported in Inline Router mode. Orchestrator provides four views of multicast status, each accessible by one of the corresponding buttons at the top of the Multicast tab: Summary, Interfaces, Neighbors, and Routes.
Descriptions of fields on the Summary view follow:
|Appliance Name||Name of the appliance (also selected in the left menu) associated with the multicast configuration.|
|Enable||Indicates whether multicast is enabled.|
|Rendezvous Point IP||IP address of the centralized, source router distributing the packet of traffic to each router involved in multicast.|
Click the edit icon to enable or disable multicast, add an interface for multicast, or edit an existing interface.
From the Summary, Interfaces, Neighbors, or Routes view on the Multicast tab:
Click the edit icon next to the appliance for which you want to set up multicast.
The Multicast dialog box opens.
Move the Enable Multicast toggle to the right to enable multicast.
In the Rendezvous Point IP Address field, enter the appropriate IP address.
|Interface||Name of the interface you want to connect.|
|PIM Enabled||Indicates whether Protocol Independent Multicast is enabled. This allows routers to communicate through the unidirectional shared trees within multicast through the shortest path.|
|IGMP Enabled||Indicates whether Internet Group Management Protocol is enabled. This establishes the other routers in the multicast group.|
|DR Priority||Designated router priority of the given interface.|
|DR Router IP||IP address of the designated router within your network.|
To add an interface:
The Add Interface dialog box opens.
Select the desired interface from the Interface drop-down list.
Select the Enable PIM check box if you want to enable it.
Select the Enable IGMP check box if you want to enable it.
|Interface||Name of the interfaces you want to connect.|
|Neighbor DR Priority||Designated router priority of the neighbor.|
|Neighbor IP||IP address of the neighbor.|
|Source||Transmitter of the multicast data.|
|Group||IP address of the multicast group.|
|Incoming Interface||Interface that receives inbound traffic.|
|Outgoing Interfaces||Interface that receives outbound traffic.|
On the Multicast tab, you can click Export to export an excel file of the multicast report. You can also click the refresh button to update information displayed on the tab.