This chapter covers the following topics:
IGMP Protocol Operation
IGMP Configuration and Verification
PIM Protocol Operation
PIM Configuration and Verification
Multicast and Virtual Port-channels (vPC)
Ethanalyzer Examples For Multicast
Multicast traffic is found in nearly every network deployed today. The concept of multicast communication is easy to understand. A host transmits a message that is intended for multiple recipients. Those recipients are enabled to listen specifically for the multicast traffic of interest and ignore the rest, which supports the efficient use of system resources. However, bringing this simple concept to life in a modern network ...