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MULTICAST on 2921 with Ethernet Module Card - VLAN IP PIM ISSUE

I have a 2921 with a

SM-ES3G-24-P module.

On the module switch I dont have an option to put "ip pim sparse-dense-mode" under the Interface Vlan 2. All I can do is put it in passive mode.

Any reason why?


Interface Vlan 2

  ip address

  <no option here>


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MULTICAST on 2921 with Ethernet Module Card - VLAN IP PIM ISSUE

Did you install the 'IP Services' license on the module?

It is separate from the router's license.



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MULTICAST on 2921 with Ethernet Module Card - VLAN IP PIM ISSUE

Not consoled to check IP services license module, but I was earlier able to add ip pim sparse-dense-mode on the nearby Gig interface on switch. Only option I seem to have in config-if mode under interface vlan 2 is ip pim passive. Odd.

2921 with SM-ES3G-24-P

Image 12.2.52EX1 C3560e-univerisalk9-m

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MULTICAST on 2921 with Ethernet Module Card - VLAN IP PIM ISSUE

Someone sent me sh ver output.

switch#show version
Cisco IOS Software, C3560E Software (C3560E-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 12.2(52)EX1,
Technical Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2010 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 13-May-10 14:25 by prod_rel_team
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x02400000

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3560E boot loader
BOOTLDR: C3560E Boot Loader (C3560E-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(52r)EX, RELEASE SOFTWA
RE (fc1)

groundWave-switch uptime is 1 week, 1 day, 18 hours, 8 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System restarted at 22:22:07 UTC Wed Feb 29 2012
System image file is "flash:/c3560e-universalk9-mz.122-52.EX1.bin"

This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
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License Level: ipbase
License Type: Default. No valid license found.
Next reload license Level: ipbase

cisco SM-ES3G-24-P (PowerPC405) processor with 131072K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FOC15445XQX
Last reset from power-on
3 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
26 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.

512K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address       : 08:D0:9F:59:01:00
Motherboard serial number       : FOC15445XQX
Model number                    : SM-ES3G-24-P
System serial number            : FOC15445XQX
Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x00

Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image
------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------
*    1 26    SM-ES3G-24-P       12.2(52)EX1           C3560E-UNIVERSALK9-M


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Re: MULTICAST on 2921 with Ethernet Module Card - VLAN IP PIM IS

The license level is IP Base, you need IP Services for multicast routing.

•  IP Base feature set, which includes advanced quality of service (QoS), a  suite of security features, rate limiting, ACLs, basic static and  Routing Information Protocol (RIP) routing capability, and Hot Standby  Router Protocol (HSRP)

•  The IP Services feature set provides a richer set of enterprise-class  features, including advanced hardware-based IP Unicast and IP Multicast  routing; Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open  Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Protocol  Independent Multicast (PIM), and IPv6 routing; OSPFv3; EIGRPv6; IP  Service-Level Agreement (IPSLA) packet monitoring; Cisco Port Security;  and Virtual Route Forwarding Lite (VRF Lite)
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