Configuring C-RPs on PIM-SM routers

An RP candidate advertises its availability, IP address, and the multicast group or range of groups it supports. The commands in this section are used to configure C-RP operation. The sequence of steps is as follows:

  1. Specify the source IP VLAN.
  2. Enable C-RP operation.
  3. Option: enable or disable specific multicast address groups.


Before configuring BSR, RP, and SNMP trap operation for PIM-SM, it is necessary to enable PIM-SM on at least one VLAN on the router.