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Multicast

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:

FieldDescription
Appliance NameName of the appliance (also selected in the left menu) associated with the multicast configuration.
EnableIndicates whether multicast is enabled.
Rendezvous Point IPIP 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.

Multicast Dialog Box

From the Summary, Interfaces, Neighbors, or Routes view on the Multicast tab:

  1. Click the edit icon next to the appliance for which you want to set up multicast.

    The Multicast dialog box opens.

  2. Move the Enable Multicast toggle to the right to enable multicast.

  3. In the Rendezvous Point IP Address field, enter the appropriate IP address.

Interfaces

FieldDescription
InterfaceName of the interface you want to connect.
PIM EnabledIndicates whether Protocol Independent Multicast is enabled. This allows routers to communicate through the unidirectional shared trees within multicast through the shortest path.
IGMP EnabledIndicates whether Internet Group Management Protocol is enabled. This establishes the other routers in the multicast group.
DR PriorityDesignated router priority of the given interface.
DR Router IPIP address of the designated router within your network.

To add an interface:

  1. Click Add.

    The Add Interface dialog box opens.

  2. Select the desired interface from the Interface drop-down list.

  3. Select the Enable PIM check box if you want to enable it.

  4. Select the Enable IGMP check box if you want to enable it.

  5. Click Add.

Neighbors

FieldDescription
InterfaceName of the interfaces you want to connect.
Neighbor DR PriorityDesignated router priority of the neighbor.
Neighbor IPIP address of the neighbor.

Routes

FieldDescription
SourceTransmitter of the multicast data.
GroupIP address of the multicast group.
Incoming InterfaceInterface that receives inbound traffic.
Outgoing InterfacesInterface 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.


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