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You use the IGMP temlate for all vEdge Cloud and Vedge router devices.

Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) allows vEdge routers to join multicast groups within a particular VPN.

To configure IGMP using vManage templates:

  1. Create an IGMP feature template to configure IGMP parameters, as described in this article.
  2. Create the interface in the VPN to use for IGMP. See the Configuration ► Templates ► VPN-Interface-Ethernet help topic.
  3. Create a VPN feature template to configure VPN parameters. See the Configuration ► Templates ► VPN help topic.
  4. Create a device template that incorporates the IGMP, interface, and VPN feature templates. See the Configuration ► Templates help topic.​

Navigate to the Template Screen

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Templates screen.
  2. From the Templates title bar, select Feature.
  3. Click Add Template.
  4. In the left pane, select one or more devices. The right pane displays the available templates for the selected devices.
  5. Select the IGMP template.

The right pane displays the IGMP template form.

  • The top of the form contains fields for naming the template.
  • The bottom contains fields for defining parameters applicable to that template.
  • A drop-down menu to the left of each parameter field defines the scope of the parameter. When you first open a feature template form, for each parameter that has a default value, the scope is set to Default. To edit a parameter field, change the scope to Global or Device Specific. Note that if a parameter's scope is Device Specific, you cannot enter a value for it in the feature template. Instead, you enter a value when you attach the template to a device.
  • A plus sign (+) is displayed to the right when you can add multiple entries for the same parameter.

Minimum IGMP Configuration

The following parameters are required (unless otherwise indicated) to configure IGMP on a vEdge router:

Step Parameter Name Description
 1. Template Name Enter the template name. It can be up to 128 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 2. Description (Template) Enter a description for the template. It can be up to 2048 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 3. Shutdown Ensure that No is selected to enable IGMP.
 4. Interface Name

Enter the name of the interface to use for IGMP.

To add another interface, click the plus sign (+). To delete an interface, click the trash icon to the right of the entry.

 5. Group Address

Under the interface name, enter the address of a multicast group for the interface to join.

To add another multicast group, click the plus sign (+).To delete a group, click the trash icon to the right of the entry.

 6. Save Click Save to save the feature template.

CLI equivalent:

vpn vpn-id
      interface interface-name
        join-group group-address
      [no] shutdown


Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS in Release 15.2.

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