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Why multicasting could work slow?


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Hi, team,

I have Microsoft SCCM and WDS server with Windows images, X670 in the core and X430s on edges.

Multicast OS deployment constantly works vert slow, it's about 8Mbit/s only.

No multicast limits per port on X670, nor on SCCM side. Client PCs are fast enough (7th Intel generation).

ipforwarding and ipmcforwarding are enable for all required vlans.

What most likely could be the problem?

Many thanks in advance,

Ilya

P.S.

There is a tricky string in the X670's conf and I have no idea what to do with it:

configure forwarding ipmc lookup-key mixed-mode

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Userlevel 4
Hello Ilya,

Are there any ports congestions or rx/tx- pause flow-control counters?
Is it L2 or L3 mcast ?

Best Regards,
Nikolay
Userlevel 4
Necheporenko, Nikolay wrote:

Hello Ilya,

Are there any ports congestions or rx/tx- pause flow-control counters?
Is it L2 or L3 mcast ?

Best Regards,
Nikolay

Hi, NIckolay,

it's L3 multicast. There are no port congestions anywhere here.

I've found an article on Microsoft where they recommend to disable igmp snooping - https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/e710f12f-4c57-4a11-8163-393b8d73cc8a...

But I can't disable igmp snooping on X670 when ipmcforwarding is enaled.

Could you please explain that: "rx/tx- pause flow-control counters" What should I check exactly?

Thank you very much!
Userlevel 4
Necheporenko, Nikolay wrote:

Hello Ilya,

Are there any ports congestions or rx/tx- pause flow-control counters?
Is it L2 or L3 mcast ?

Best Regards,
Nikolay

Hello Ilya,

You may check it with the following commands:
sh port flow-control rx-pauses no-refresh
sh port flow-control tx-pauses no-refresh

Best Regards,
Nikolay
Userlevel 4
Necheporenko, Nikolay wrote:

Hello Ilya,

Are there any ports congestions or rx/tx- pause flow-control counters?
Is it L2 or L3 mcast ?

Best Regards,
Nikolay

Hi, NIkolay,

many thanks for your replies.

On what switches and ports should I apply these commands? On core, on access? On ports to SCCM or to PC?

Thanks
Userlevel 4
Necheporenko, Nikolay wrote:

Hello Ilya,

Are there any ports congestions or rx/tx- pause flow-control counters?
Is it L2 or L3 mcast ?

Best Regards,
Nikolay

it is just "show" commands to check if there any pauses on the path from mcast destination to source.

Best Regards,
Nikolay

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