PIM Sparse Mode: Static RP

At this stage, you should have an extensive grounding in IP multicast theory in general, and in PIM sparse mode operation in particular. This knowledge is soon to bear fruit as you configure and validate the operation of PIM sparse mode using a statically defined RP with Juniper Networks’ routers.

The initial PIM sparse mode deployment goals are as follows:

  • Configure router PBR as an RP for the entire multicast address range.

  • Configure all other routers to use PBR as the domain’s RP without using BSR or auto-RP.

  • Configure Cider to function as a multicast receiver for group

  • Use Ale as a multicast source to generate traffic to group

  • Verify RPT join and subsequent traffic-driven switches to SPT.

Figure 10-13 details the portion of Beer-Co’s network that is to be enabled for multicast support. The figure also highlights key aspects of the IGP routing infrastructure now in place.

Beer-Co’s multicast topology

Figure 10-13. Beer-Co’s multicast topology

Details to note in Figure 10-13 include the following:

  • The default OSPF bandwidth scaling factor is in effect with the exception of PBR’s end of the PBRLager link (asymmetric) and the PBRBock link. The metric for these links has been altered in an effort to favor the LagerStoutPorter path for communications between Ale and Cider.

  • Router Ale is configured to emulate a host sending to a multicast group. Ale uses a default route ...

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