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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures by David Jansen - CCIE No. 5952, Ron Fuller - CCIE No. 5851, Kevin Corbin - CCIE No. 11577

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Chapter 4. IP Multicast Configuration

Cisco NX-OS was designed to be a data center-class operating system. A component of such an operating system includes support for a rich set of IP multicast features, including key capabilities such as Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP), Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) sparse mode, Source Specific Multicast (SSM), Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP), and Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (MBGP). This chapter focuses on the following components:

• Multicast Operation

• PIM Configuration on Nexus 7000

• IGMP Operation

• IGMP Configuration on Nexus 7000

• IGMP Configuration on Nexus 5000

• IGMP Configuration on Nexus 1000V

• MSDP Configuration on Nexus 7000

Multicast Operation

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