feature msdp

To enable Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP), use the feature msdp command. To disable PIM, use the no form of this command.

feature msdp

no feature msdp

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default


Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History



This command was introduced.

Usage Guidelines

You must enable the MSDP feature before you can configure MSDP.

Note In Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N1(1), a software upgrade on the Cisco Nexus 5548 switch and the Cisco Nexus 5596 switch that has the Layer 3 features enabled is disruptive. You must reload the switch and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender.

This command requires the LAN Base Services license.


This example shows how to enable a MSDP configuration:

switch(config)# feature msdp 

Related Commands


show running-configuration msdp

Displays the MSDP running configuration information.

show feature

Displays the status of features on a switch.

ip msdp peer

Configures a MSDP peer.