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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Multicast policy

Multicasting consists of using a single source to send data to many receivers simultaneously, while conserving bandwidth and reducing network traffic.

On the Policy & Objects pane, from the Tools menu, select Display Options, and then select the Mulitcast Policy checkbox to display this option.

To create a new multicast policy:
  1. Ensure you are in the correct ADOM.
  2. Go to Policy & Objects > Policy Packages.
  3. In the tree menu for the policy package, click Multicast Policy.
  4. Click Create New, or, from the Create New menu, select Insert Above or Insert Below. By default, policies will be added to the bottom of the list. The Create New Policy pane opens.
  5. Configure the following settings, then click OK to create the policy:

    Incoming Interface

    Click in the field and select incoming interfaces from the multicast interface list on the Object Selector frame, or drag and drop the interface from the object pane.

    If no multicast interfaces are configured, click the Create New Object button to open the Create New Dynamic Multicast Interface window, and then create a new multicast interface.

    Outgoing Interface

    Click in the field and select outgoing interfaces from the multicast interface list.

    If no multicast interfaces are configured, one must be created.

    Source Address

    Click the field and select the source firewall addresses.

    Source NAT

    Enable source NAT.

    Source NAT Address

    Enter the source NAT IP address.

    Destination Interface

    Click the field and select the destination firewall addresses.

    Destination NAT

    Enter the destination NAT IP address.

    Protocol Option

    Select a protocol option from the dropdown list: ANY, ICMP, IGMP, TCP, UDP, OSFP, or Others.

    Port Range

    Set the port range. This option is only available when Protocol Option is TCP or UDP.

    Protocol Number

    Enter the protocol number, from 1 to 256. This option is only available when Protocol Option is Others.

    Log Traffic

    Select to log traffic.

    Advanced Options

    Enable or disable auto-asic-offload (default = enable).

Multicast policy

Multicasting consists of using a single source to send data to many receivers simultaneously, while conserving bandwidth and reducing network traffic.

On the Policy & Objects pane, from the Tools menu, select Display Options, and then select the Mulitcast Policy checkbox to display this option.

To create a new multicast policy:
  1. Ensure you are in the correct ADOM.
  2. Go to Policy & Objects > Policy Packages.
  3. In the tree menu for the policy package, click Multicast Policy.
  4. Click Create New, or, from the Create New menu, select Insert Above or Insert Below. By default, policies will be added to the bottom of the list. The Create New Policy pane opens.
  5. Configure the following settings, then click OK to create the policy:

    Incoming Interface

    Click in the field and select incoming interfaces from the multicast interface list on the Object Selector frame, or drag and drop the interface from the object pane.

    If no multicast interfaces are configured, click the Create New Object button to open the Create New Dynamic Multicast Interface window, and then create a new multicast interface.

    Outgoing Interface

    Click in the field and select outgoing interfaces from the multicast interface list.

    If no multicast interfaces are configured, one must be created.

    Source Address

    Click the field and select the source firewall addresses.

    Source NAT

    Enable source NAT.

    Source NAT Address

    Enter the source NAT IP address.

    Destination Interface

    Click the field and select the destination firewall addresses.

    Destination NAT

    Enter the destination NAT IP address.

    Protocol Option

    Select a protocol option from the dropdown list: ANY, ICMP, IGMP, TCP, UDP, OSFP, or Others.

    Port Range

    Set the port range. This option is only available when Protocol Option is TCP or UDP.

    Protocol Number

    Enter the protocol number, from 1 to 256. This option is only available when Protocol Option is Others.

    Log Traffic

    Select to log traffic.

    Advanced Options

    Enable or disable auto-asic-offload (default = enable).