configure pim anycast-rp

configure pim {ipv4 | ipv6} anycast-rp ip_address [policy | none]


Configures or removes a rendezvous point (RP) for Anycast RP using PIM (RFC 4610).

Syntax Description

ipv4 Specifies IPv4 address family.
ipv6 Specifies IPv6 address family.
anycast-rp Specifies configuring Anycast RP.
ip_address Specifies the Anycast RP address.
policy Specifies the policy file having a list of IP addresses of peer RP nodes. These IP addresses should be specified using NLRI keyword.
none Specifies removing an Anycast RP and associated policy containing peer information.



Usage Guidelines

The Anycast RP using PIM feature provides fast convergence when RP routers fail using PIM protocol without using the source discovery protocol Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) for both IPv4 and IPv6 address families.

To view Anycast RP using PIM information, use the show pim {ipv4 | ipv6} anycast-rp {ip_address} command.


The following example specifies the router at IP address as the Anycast RP with policy_file as the policy file with the list of peer Anycast RP nodes:

# configure pim ipv4 anycast-rp policy_file
With a policy_file of:
entry policy1 {
if match any{
then {

The following example removes the RP router at IP address

# configure pim ipv4 anycast-rp none


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 31.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms that support the appropriate license for the PIM feature. For complete information about software licensing, including how to obtain and upgrade your license and which licenses support the PIM feature, see the Switch Engine 32.2 Feature License Requirements .