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Updated:December 13, 2018
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Configure Multicast Properties on a Switch
Multicast forwarding enables one-to-many information dissemination. Multicast applications are useful for dissemination of information to multiple clients, where clients do not require reception of the entire content. A typical application is a cable-TV-like service, where clients can join a channel in the middle of a transmission, and leave before it ends.
The data is sent only to relevant ports. Forwarding the data only to the relevant ports conserves bandwidth and host resources on links.
By default, all Multicast frames are flooded to all ports of the Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN). It is possible to selectively forward only to relevant ports and filter (drop) the Multicast on the rest of the ports by enabling the Bridge Multicast filtering status on the switch.
This article explains how to enable multicast filtering and to define the way by which IPv6 and IPv4 address type multicast frames are forwarded on the switch.
1.4.7.06 — Sx300, Sx500
2.2.8.04 — Sx250, Sx350, SG350X, Sx550X
Configure Multicast Properties
Step 1. Log in to the web-based utility of your switch then choose Advanced in the Display Mode drop-down list.
Note: The available menu options may vary depending on the device model. In this example, SG350X-48MP is used.
Note: If you have an Sx300 or Sx500 Series switch, skip to Step 2.