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Multicast troubles with WDS and Cisco N7K

I see that there are multiple discussion on this topic but so far I have not been able to find an answer that fits my situation. I have a WDS server running on a VMware host connected to a Nexus 7010 via a trunk port. I then have a 3750 switch connected via L2, through which my client is connecting.

I tried feature pim and ip pim sparse-mode on the 7K and ip igmp snooping on the 3750. I tried changing the WDS multicast range to 232.0.0.0/8 to match the CISCO defaults. I feel like I am missing just one or two little commands and they continue to elude me! Any suggestions would be appreciated.

~BRAD

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Re: Multicast troubles with WDS and Cisco N7K

Hello...

Checked and saw igmp is on by default on the 7k...what u explained seems correct...i have attached a multicast app you can test with...issue could be with VM not sending mulitcast...

**found that app a while ago on this forum...great app and works perfectly...

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Multicast troubles with WDS and Cisco N7K

I used the tool - you're right it is fantastic. I am getting traffic from the server to a client on the vlan. I launch the multicast stream from the server and it does not connect in WDS; still unicast. Do CISCO switches require a certain configuration regarding multicast that is different from the WDS defaults?

~BRAD

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Multicast troubles with WDS and Cisco N7K

is the server to client the same subnet?...how bout the server to WDS?

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Multicast troubles with WDS and Cisco N7K

The server that I tested was the server with WDS on it. Server is on 128 subnet. Client is on 116 subnet. Server is a VM running on a host connected to the 7K; client is a PC connected to a cisco 3750 switch.

~BRAD

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Multicast troubles with WDS and Cisco N7K

it sounds like the application then...not sure how to set up WDS via multicast but found a link for u ..page 24

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5987870/StepByStep-Guide-for-Windows-Deployment-Services-in-Windows-Server-2008#outer_page_25

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Re:Multicast troubles with WDS and Cisco N7K

are you "auto-rp"ing? Is the rp on another router, not the nexus?

If so try

Ip pim auto-rp forward listen

Just had to do this the other day. Besides enabling the feature and turning multicast on, you have to tell it to listen and forward.

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Multicast troubles with WDS and Cisco N7K

Hmm...I am not actually familiar with auto-rp. Should I be running it off of another router? What ramifications does that command have by putting it on the Nexus?

~BRAD

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Multicast troubles with WDS and Cisco N7K

auto-rp or setting up an rp is usally if u are on a l3 network...from what u described, u are multicasting on a l2 network...have u looked into the application?

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Multicast troubles with WDS and Cisco N7K

Right now I am trying to get it working over L2. Eventually I would like to extend multicast to the rest of my network over L3 so I may need to get the auto-rp thing figured out.

As far as the application goes, I am unsure if it is working or not. I can see the session initialize in the WDS dashboard, but once the client kicks off the process it disappears and I can't tell if it's multicasting or reverted to unicast. It's like it can't start using multicast or something is kicking it off after 10-15 seconds.

~BRAD

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