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Distributed MFIB for IPv6 Multicast
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Distributed MFIB for IPv6 Multicast

Distributed MFIB for IPv6 Multicast

Last Updated: August 23, 2012

Distributed MFIB (dMFIB) is used to switch multicast IPv6 packets on distributed platforms. The basic MFIB routines that implement the core of the forwarding logic are common to all forwarding environments.

Finding Feature Information

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Information About Distributed MFIB for IPv6 Multicast

Distributed MFIB

Distributed Multicast Forwarding Information Base (MFIB) is used to switch multicast IPv6 packets on distributed platforms. Distributed MFIB may also contain platform-specific information on replication across line cards. The basic MFIB routines that implement the core of the forwarding logic are common to all forwarding environments.

dMFIB implements the following functions:

  • Distributes a copy of the MFIB to the line cards.
  • Relays data-driven protocol events generated in the line cards to PIM.
  • Provides an MFIB platform application program interface (API) to propagate MFIB changes to platform-specific code responsible for programming the hardware acceleration engine. This API also includes entry points to switch a packet in software (necessary if the packet is triggering a data-driven event) and to upload traffic statistics to the software.
  • Provides hooks to allow clients residing on the RP to read traffic statistics on demand. Distributed MFIB does not periodically upload these statistics to the RP.

The combination of distributed MFIB and MRIB subsystems allows the device to have a "customized" copy of the MFIB database in each line card and to transport MFIB-related platform-specific information from the RP to the line cards.

How to Disable MFIB on a Distributed Platform

Before You Begin

Note




SUMMARY STEPS

1.   


DETAILED STEPS



Example:
            
          


Example:

 
     
What to Do Next

Disabling MFIB on a Distributed Platform

Multicast forwarding is automatically enabled when IPv6 multicast routing is enabled. However, you may want to disable multicast forwarding on a distributed platform.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ipv6 mfib-mode centralized-only


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Device> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Device# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ipv6 mfib-mode centralized-only


Example:

Device(config)# ipv6 mfib-mode centralized-only

 

Disables distributed forwarding on a distributed platform.

 

Configuration Example for Distributed MFIB for IPv6 Multicast

This example shows how to disable multicast forwarding on a distributed platform:

        Device(config)# ipv6 mfib-mode centralized-only
      

Additional References

Related Documents

Related Topic Document Title

Cisco IOS commands

Cisco IOS Master Commands List, All Releases

IP multicast commands

Cisco IOS IP Multicast Command Reference

IPv6 commands

Cisco IOS IPv6 Command Reference

IPv6 features

Cisco IOS IPv6 Feature Mapping

IPv6 addressing and connectivity

IPv6 Configuration Guide

Standards and RFCs

Standard/RFC Title

RFCs for IPv6

IPv6 RFCs

MIBs

MIB

MIBs Link

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To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

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Feature Information for Distributed MFIB for IPv6 Multicast

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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Table 1 Feature Information for Distributed MFIB for IPv6 Multicast
Feature Name Releases Feature Information

Distributed MFIB for IPv6 Multicast

12.0(26)S

12.2(25)S

12.2(28)SB

12.3(4)T

12.4

Cisco IOS XE Release 2.1

Distributed MFIB is used to switch multicast IPv6 packets on distributed platforms.

The following command was introduced: ipv6 mfib-mode centralized-only.

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