Multicast Rendezvous Point Tab

  • Network > Virtual Router > Multicast > Rendezvous Point
Use the following fields to configure an IP multicast rendezvous point:
Multicast Settings – Rendezvous Point
Description
RP Type
Choose the type of Rendezvous Point (RP) that will run on this virtual router. A static RP must be explicitly configured on other PIM routers whereas a candidate RP is elected automatically.
  • None—Choose if there is no RP running on this virtual router.
  • Static—Specify a static IP address for the RP and choose options for RP Interface and RP Address from the drop-down. Select Override learned RP for the same group if you want to use the specified RP instead of the RP elected for this group.
  • Candidate—Specify the following information for the candidate RP running on this virtual router:
    • RP Interface—Select an interface for the RP. Valid interface types include loopback, L3, VLAN, aggregate Ethernet, and tunnel.
    • RP Address—Select an IP address for the RP.
    • Priority—Specify a priority for candidate RP messages (default 192).
    • Advertisement interval—Specify an interval between advertisements for candidate RP messages.
  • Group list—If you choose Static or Candidate, click Add to specify a list of groups for which this candidate RP is proposing to be the RP.
Remote Rendezvous Point
Click Add and specify the following:
  • IP address—Specify the IP address for the RP.
  • Override learned RP for the same group—Select to use the specified RP instead of the RP elected for this group.
  • Group—Specify a list of groups for which the specified address will act as the RP.

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