clear pim cache

clear pim {ipv4 | ipv6} cache {group_addr {source_addr}}


Clears PIM multicast cache table.

Syntax Description

ipv4 Specifies an IPv4 address.
ipv6 Specifies an IPv6 address.
group_addr Specifies a group address.
source_addr Specifies a source IP address.


If no options are specified, all PIM cache entries are flushed.

Usage Guidelines

This command can be used by network operators to manually remove IPMC software and hardware forwarding cache entries instantly. If the stream is available, caches are re-created; otherwise, caches are removed permanently. This command can disrupt the normal forwarding of multicast traffic.


The following example resets the IP multicast table for group

clear pim cache


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms that support the appropriate license. For complete information about software licensing, including how to obtain and upgrade your license and which licenses support the PIM feature, see the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.