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IPv6 Multicast: Static Multicast Routing for IPv6
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IPv6 Multicast: Static Multicast Routing for IPv6

IPv6 Multicast: Static Multicast Routing for IPv6

IPv6 static multicast routes, or mroutes, share the same database as IPv6 static routes and are implemented by extending static route support for reverse path forwarding (RPF) checks.

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Information About IPv6 Static Mroutes

IPv6 static mroutes behave much in the same way as IPv4 static mroutes used to influence the RPF check. IPv6 static mroutes share the same database as IPv6 static routes and are implemented by extending static route support for RPF checks. Static mroutes support equal-cost multipath mroutes, and they also support unicast-only static routes.

How to Configure IPv6 Static Multicast Routes

Configuring Static Mroutes

Static multicast routes (mroutes) in IPv6 can be implemented as an extension of IPv6 static routes. You can configure your device to use a static route for unicast routing only, to use a static multicast route for multicast RPF selection only, or to use a static route for both unicast routing and multicast RPF selection.

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    ipv6 route ipv6-prefix / prefix-length ipv6-address | interface-type interface-number ipv6-address]} [administrative-distance] [administrative-multicast-distance | unicast| multicast] [tag tag

    4.    end

    5.    show ipv6 mroute [vrf vrf-name] [link-local | [group-name | group-address [source-address | source-name]] [summary] [count]

    6.    show ipv6 mroute [vrf vrf-name] [link-local | group-name | group-address] active[kbps]

    7.    show ipv6 rpf [vrf vrf-name] ipv6-prefix


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 route ipv6-prefix / prefix-length ipv6-address | interface-type interface-number ipv6-address]} [administrative-distance] [administrative-multicast-distance | unicast| multicast] [tag tag


    Example:
    Device(config)# ipv6 route 2001:DB8::/64 6::6 100
     

    Establishes static IPv6 routes. The example shows a static route used for both unicast routing and multicast RPF selection.

     
    Step 4 end


    Example:
    Device(config-if)# end
     

    Exits to privileged EXEC mode.

     
    Step 5 show ipv6 mroute [vrf vrf-name] [link-local | [group-name | group-address [source-address | source-name]] [summary] [count]


    Example:
    Device# show ipv6 mroute ff07::1
     

    Displays the contents of the IPv6 multicast routing table.

     
    Step 6 show ipv6 mroute [vrf vrf-name] [link-local | group-name | group-address] active[kbps]


    Example:
    Device# show ipv6 mroute active
     

    Displays the active multicast streams on the device.

     
    Step 7 show ipv6 rpf [vrf vrf-name] ipv6-prefix


    Example:
    Device# show ipv6 rpf 2001:DB8::1:1:2
     

    Checks RPF information for a given unicast host address and prefix.

     

    Configuration Examples for IPv6 Static Multicast Routes

    Example: Configuring Static Mroutes

    Using the show ipv6 mroute command allows you to verify that multicast IPv6 data is flowing:

    Device# show ipv6 mroute ff07::1
    
    Multicast Routing Table
    Flags:D - Dense, S - Sparse, B - Bidir Group, s - SSM Group, 
           C - Connected, L - Local, I - Received Source Specific Host Report,
           P - Pruned, R - RP-bit set, F - Register flag, T - SPT-bit set,
           J - Join SPT 
    Timers:Uptime/Expires
    Interface state:Interface, State
    
    (*, FF07::1), 00:04:45/00:02:47, RP 2001:DB8:6::6, flags:S
      Incoming interface:Tunnel5
      RPF nbr:6:6:6::6
      Outgoing interface list:
        POS4/0, Forward, 00:04:45/00:02:47
    
    (2001:DB8:999::99, FF07::1), 00:02:06/00:01:23, flags:SFT
      Incoming interface:POS1/0
      RPF nbr:2001:DB8:999::99
      Outgoing interface list:
        POS4/0, Forward, 00:02:06/00:03:27

    The following sample output displays information from the show ipv6 mroute active command:

    Device# show ipv6 mroute active
    
    Active IPv6 Multicast Sources - sending >= 4 kbps
    Group:FF05::1
     Source:2001:DB8:1:1:1
       Rate:11 pps/8 kbps(1sec), 8 kbps(last 8 sec)

    The following example displays RPF information for the unicast host with the IPv6 address of 2001:DB8:1:1:2:

    Device# show ipv6 rpf 2001:DB8:1:1:2
    
    RPF information for 2001:DB8:1:1:2
      RPF interface:Ethernet3/2
      RPF neighbor:FE80::40:1:3
      RPF route/mask:20::/64
      RPF type:Unicast
      RPF recursion count:0
      Metric preference:110
      Metric:30

    Additional References

    Related Documents

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    IPv6 addressing and connectivity

    IPv6 Configuration Guide

    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

    Cisco IOS IPv6 features

    Cisco IOS IPv6 Feature Mapping

    Standards and RFCs

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    RFCs for IPv6

    IPv6 RFCs

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    Feature Information for IPv6 Multicast: Static Multicast Routing for IPv6

    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.

    Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

    Table 1 Feature Information for IPv6 Multicast: Static Multicast Routing for IPv6

    Feature Name

    Releases

    Feature Information

    IPv6 Multicast: Static Multicast Routing (mroute) for IPv6

    12.0(26)S

    12.3(4)T

    12.2(25)S

    12.2(33)SRA

    12.2(33)SXH

    12.4

    12.4(2)T

    Cisco IOS XE Release 2.4

    15.0(1)S

    IPv6 static mroutes share the same database as IPv6 static routes and are implemented by extending static route support.

    The following commands were introduced or modified: ipv6 route, show ipv6 mroute, show ipv6 mroute active, show ipv6 rpf.