Cisco 7600 Series Router Software Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS Release 15S
Configuring IPv6 Multicast PFC3 and DFC3 Layer 3 Switching
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Table of Contents

Configuring IPv6 Multicast PFC3 and DFC3 Layer3 Switching

Features that Support IPv6 Multicast

IPv6 Multicast Guidelines and Restrictions

Configuring IPv6 Multicast Layer 3 Switching

Using show Commands to Verify IPv6 Multicast Layer 3 Switching

Verifying MFIB Clients

Displaying the Switching Capability

Verifying the (S,G) Forwarding Capability

Verifying the (*,G) Forwarding Capability

Verifying the Subnet Entry Support Status

Displaying the Replication Mode Capabilities

Displaying Subnet Entries

Displaying the IPv6 Multicast Summary

Displaying the NetFlow Hardware Forwarding Count

Displaying the FIB Hardware Bridging and Drop Counts

Displaying the Shared and Well-Known Hardware Adjacency Counters

Configuring IPv6 Multicast PFC3 and DFC3 Layer 3 Switching

The PFC3 and DFC3 provide hardware support for IPv6 multicast traffic. Use these publications to configure IPv6 multicast on Cisco 7600 series routers:

  • The Cisco IOS IPv6 Configuration Library , “Implementing IPv6 Multicast”:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipv6/configuration/guide/ip6-multicast.html

  • The Cisco IOS IPv6 Command Reference :

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/ipv6/command/reference/ipv6_book.html

These sections provide additional information about IPv6 multicast support on Cisco 7600 series routers:

Features that Support IPv6 Multicast

These features support IPv6 multicast:


Note MLDv1 snooping is not supported.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2t/ipv6/ipv6_vgf.html

  • SSM mapping for IPv6—See this publication:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2t/ipv6/ipv6_vgf.html

IPv6 Multicast Guidelines and Restrictions

These guidelines and restrictions apply to IPv6 multicast support on Cisco 7600 series routers:

  • The PFC3 and DFC3 provide hardware support for the following:

Completely switched IPv6 multicast flows

IPv6 PIM-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) (S,G) forwarding

Multicast RPF check for IPv6 PIM-SM (S,G) traffic using the NetFlow table

Rate limiting of IPv6 PIM-SM (S,G) traffic that fails the multicast RPF check

Static IPv6 multicast routes

SSM Mapping for IPv6 (PIM-SSM)

IPv6 multicast forwarding information base (MFIB) using the NetFlow table

IPv6 distributed MFIB (dMFIB) using the NetFlow table

Link-local and link-global IPv6 multicast scopes

Egress multicast replication with the ipv6 mfib hardware-switching command

Ingress interface statistics for multicast routes (egress interface statistics not available)

RPR and RPR+ redundancy mode (see Chapter 7, “Configuring RPR and RPR+ Supervisor Engine Redundancy”)

Ingress and egress PFC QoS (see Chapter 48, “Configuring PFC QoS”)

Input and output Cisco access-control lists (ACLs)

  • The PFC3 and DFC3 do not provide hardware support for the following:

Partially switched IPv6 multicast flows

PIM-SM (*,G) forwarding

Multicast RPF check for PIM-SM (*,G) traffic

Multicast helper maps

Site-local multicast scopes

Manually configured IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels

IPv6 multicast 6to4 tunnels

IPv6 multicast automatic tunnels

IPv6 over GRE tunnels

IPv6-in-IPv6 PIM register tunnels

IPv6 multicast basic ISATAP tunnels

ISATAP tunnels with embedded 6to4 tunnels

Configuring IPv6 Multicast Layer 3 Switching

To configure IPv6 multicast Layer 3 switching, perform this task:

 

Command
Purpose

Step 1

Router(config)# ipv6 unicast-routing

Enables unicast routing on all Layer 3 interfaces.

Step 2

Router(config)# ipv6 multicast-routing

Enables PIM-SM on all Layer 3 interfaces.

Using show Commands to Verify IPv6 Multicast Layer 3 Switching

These sections describe how to use show commands to verify IPv6 multicast Layer 3 switching:


Note The show commands in the following sections are for a router with a DFC3-equipped switching module in slot 1 and a Supervisor Engine 720 with a PFC3 in slot 6.


Verifying MFIB Clients

This example shows the complete output of the show ipv6 mrib client command:

Router# show ipv6 mrib client
IP MRIB client-connections
mfib ipv6:81 (connection id 0)
igmp:124 (connection id 1)
pim:281 (connection id 2)
slot 1 mfib ipv6 rp agent:15 (connection id 3)
slot 6 mfib ipv6 rp agent:15 (connection id 4)
 

This example shows how to display the MFIB client running on the MSFC:

Router# show ipv6 mrib client | include ^mfib ipv6
mfib ipv6:81 (connection id 0)
 

This example shows how to display the MFIB clients running on the PFC3 and any DFC3s:

Router# show ipv6 mrib client | include slot
slot 1 mfib ipv6 rp agent:15 (connection id 3)
slot 6 mfib ipv6 rp agent:15 (connection id 4)

Displaying the Switching Capability

This example displays the complete output of the show platform software multicast ipv6 capability command:

Router# show platform software multicast ipv6 capability | i switching
Hardware switching for IPv6 is enabled
(S,G) forwarding for IPv6 supported using Netflow
(*,G) bridging for IPv6 is supported using FIB
Directly-connected entries for IPv6 is supported using ACL-TCAM.
 
Current System HW Replication Mode : Egress
Auto-detection of Replication Mode : ON
 
Slot Replication-Capability Replication-Mode
2 Egress Egress
3 Egress Egress
4 Egress Egress
6 Egress Egress
 
PE1-7600#

Verifying the (S,G) Forwarding Capability

This example shows how to verify the (S,G) forwarding:

Router# show platform software ipv6-multicast capability | include (S,G)
(S,G) forwarding for IPv6 supported using Netflow

Verifying the (*,G) Forwarding Capability

This example shows how to verify the (*,G) forwarding:

Router# show platform software ipv6-multicast capability | include (\*,G)
(*,G) bridging for IPv6 is supported using FIB

Verifying the Subnet Entry Support Status

This example shows how to verify the subnet entry support status:

Router# show platform software ipv6-multicast capability | include entries
Directly-connected entries for IPv6 is supported using ACL-TCAM.

Displaying the Replication Mode Capabilities

This example shows how to display the replication mode capabilities of the installed modules:

Router# show platform software multicast ipv6 capability
Hardware switching for IPv6 is enabled
(S,G) forwarding for IPv6 supported using Netflow
(*,G) bridging for IPv6 is supported using FIB
Directly-connected entries for IPv6 is supported using ACL-TCAM.
 
Current System HW Replication Mode : Egress
Auto-detection of Replication Mode : ON
 
Slot Replication-Capability Replication-Mode
2 Egress Egress
3 Egress Egress
4 Egress Egress
6 Egress Egress

Displaying Subnet Entries

This example shows how to display subnet entries:

Router# show platform software multicast ipv6 connected
IPv6 Multicast Subnet entries
Flags : H - Installed in ACL-TCAM
X - Not installed in ACL-TCAM due to
label-full exception

Displaying the IPv6 Multicast Summary

This example shows how to display the IPv6 multicast summary:

Router# show platform software multicast ipv6 summary module 4
IPv6 Multicast Netflow SC summary on Slot[4]:
Shortcut Type Shortcut count
---------------------------+--------------
(S, G) 0
(*, G) 0
 
IPv6 Multicast FIB SC summary on Slot[4]:
Shortcut Type Shortcut count
---------------------------+--------------
(*, G/128) 0
(*, G/m) 3

Displaying the NetFlow Hardware Forwarding Count

This example shows how to display the NetFlow hardware forwarding count:

Router# show platform software ipv6-multicast summary
IPv6 Multicast Netflow SC summary on Slot[1]:
Shortcut Type Shortcut count
---------------------------+--------------
(S, G) 100
(*, G) 0
 
<...Output deleted...>
 
IPv6 Multicast Netflow SC summary on Slot[6]:
Shortcut Type Shortcut count
---------------------------+--------------
(S, G) 100
(*, G) 0
<...Output truncated...>
 

Note The Netflow (*, G) count is always zero because PIM-SM (*,G) forwarding is supported in software on the MSFC3.


Displaying the FIB Hardware Bridging and Drop Counts

This example shows how to display the FIB hardware bridging and drop hardware counts:

Router# show platform software ipv6-multicast summary | begin FIB
IPv6 Multicast FIB SC summary on Slot[1]:
Shortcut Type Shortcut count
---------------------------+--------------
(*, G/128) 10
(*, G/m) 47
 
<...Output deleted...>
 
IPv6 Multicast FIB SC summary on Slot[6]:
Shortcut Type Shortcut count
---------------------------+--------------
(*, G/128) 10
(*, G/m) 47
 

Note • The (*, G/128) value is a hardware bridge entry count.

  • The (*, G/m) value is a hardware bridge/drop entry count.


 

Displaying the Shared and Well-Known Hardware Adjacency Counters

The show platform software multicast ipv6 shared-adjacencies command displays the shared and well-known hardware adjacency counters used for IPv6 multicast by entries in FIB and ACL-TCAM.

Router# show platform software multicast ipv6 shared-adjacencies module 4
 
---- SLOT [4] ----
 
Shared IPv6 Mcast Adjacencies Index Packets Bytes
----------------------------- ------ ------------- ------------------
Subnet bridge adjacency 0x7F802 0 0
Control bridge adjacency 0x7 0 0
StarG_M bridge adjacency 0x8 0 0
S_G bridge adjacency 0x9 0 0
Default drop adjacency 0xA 0 0
StarG (spt == INF) adjacency 0xB 0 0
StarG (spt != INF) adjacency 0xC 0 0
 
---- SLOT [6] ----
 
Shared IPv6 Mcast Adjacencies Index Packets Bytes
----------------------------- ------ ------------- ------------------
Subnet bridge adjacency 0x7F802 0 0
Control bridge adjacency 0x7 0 0
StarG_M bridge adjacency 0x8 0 0
S_G bridge adjacency 0x9 0 0
Default drop adjacency 0xA 0 0
StarG (spt == INF) adjacency 0xB 0 0
StarG (spt != INF) adjacency 0xC 0 0
Router