L2VSN Multicast over SPBM on VSP 7200

Task

Configure the L2VSN Multicast over SPBM on VSP 7200 and ERS 4800 in same network with IPTV Sender and IPTV Receivers.


Scenario

There is one network with IPTV Sender and IPTV Receivers. The Avaya ERS 8600 is a Core Switch and works as BCB in SPBM. The Avaya VSP 7200 switches work in Distribution Layer as BCB with NNI ports in SPBM and as SMLT Cluster with UNI ports in Legacy Network. The VSP 7200s need to receive the multicast signal from IPTV Sender network and send it to joined Multicast Clients (IPTV Receivers) over SPBM and Legacy Network. SPBM is already configured on all switches and it’s functional. For IPTV will be used the new VRF named “IPTV”. It will be configured only on Avaya VSP 7200, because the Core Switch use it already. Additional I will configure the IGMPv2 on all switches. Without IGMPv2 I can see only number of joins from IPTV Receivers but no IPTV Sender in IGMP sender table. With IGMPv3 I’m able to see the multicast traffic only on dedicated IPTV Receivers (TV Boxes) and not in applications such VLC. With IGMPv2 I’m able to receive the multicast traffic in VLC, too. Default test multicast address on IPTV Sender is 224.0.4.104 with UDP port 10004.

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Upgrade VOSS on Avaya VSP 7200

Task

Upgrade VOSS on new Avaya VSP 7200 switch.


Scenario

There are two new Avaya VSP 7200 switches in network. They will be new distrubution switches in legancy network and BEB units in SPBM. For now it is necessary just to make an upgrade the VOSS. This is factory default setting, there is no productive configuration.

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L3VSN Multicast over SPBM on VSP 7200

Task

Configure the L3VSN Multicast over SPBM on VSP 7200 between 2 different networks.


Scenario

There are 2 networks IPTV Sender and IPTV Receiver. The Avaya ERS 8606 is a Core Switch and makes Inter-VLAN-Routing between both networks and it is a default gateway for all hosts. Core Switch use the VIP over VRRP, works as BCB with NNI ports in SPBM and as SMLT Cluster with UNI ports in Legacy Network. The Avaya VSP 7200 switches work in Distribution Layer as BEB with NNI ports in SPBM and as SMLT Cluster with UNI ports in Legacy Network. The VSP 7200 need to receive the multicast signal from IPTV Sender network and send it to joined Multicast Clients (IPTV Boxes) over SPBM. SPBM is already configured on all switches and it’s functional. For IPTV will be used the new VRF named “IPTV”. It will be configured only on Avaya VSP 7200, because the Core Switch uses it already.

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