configure pim add vlan

configure pim {ipv4 | ipv6} add vlan [vlan-name | all] {dense | sparse} {passive}


Configures an IP interface for PIM.

Syntax Description

ipv4 Specifies the IPv4 address family.
ipv6 Specifies the IPv6 address family.
vlan-name Specifies a This command is available on the ExtremeSwitching X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, 5520 series switches. name.
all Specifies all VLANs.
dense Specifies PIM dense mode (PIM-DM). (Default mode.)
sparse Specifies PIM sparse mode (PIM-SM).
passive Specifies a passive interface.



Usage Guidelines

When an IP interface is created, per-interface PIM configuration is disabled by default.

The switch supports both dense mode and sparse mode operation. You can configure dense mode or sparse mode on a per-interface basis. After they are enabled, some interfaces can run dense mode, while others run sparse mode.

Passive interfaces are host only interfaces that allow a multicast stream from other VLANs to be forwarded to edge hosts. Since they do not peer with other PIM routers, you should not connect a multicast router to a passive interface.

In order for the interface to participate in PIM, PIM must be globally enabled on the switch using the following command: enable pim


The following example enables PIM-DM multicast routing on VLAN accounting:

configure pim add vlan accounting dense 


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

The passive option was added in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

The IPv4 and IPv6 options were added in ExtremeXOS 15.3.

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.