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New Training: Explain Multicast Routing
In this 11-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish explores the routing protocols used inside the data center, whether connecting to outside networks or enabling internal data center communications. Watch this new Cisco training.
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- Data Center Networking with Cisco Nexus Switches
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This training includes:
- 11 videos
- 1.1 hours of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Multicast Traffic Concepts
- Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
- Multicast Routing
- PIM Sparse-Mode Operation
- PIM Roles
- PIM Configuration
- IGMP and MLD
- IGMP Snooping
- IGMP and MLD Configuration
- Review and Quiz
When to Use Multicast Traffic Concepts
Multicast communications in the networking world is a one-to-many or a many-to-many communications method. It is different in design compared to other network communication methods where network traffic is routed only to one specific host.
The one-to-many communication methods that multicast can utilize are preferable in some use cases. For instance, if an organization needs to distribute a video feed for some reason, multicast communication methods can make this possible. Multicast communication methods can also be used for things like file sharing in a federated manner.
Unfortunately, multicast communications can also cause issues. For example, if an application is not configured properly, it can accidentally flood a network with data and cause a denial-of-service attack. Due to this, network administrators will need to fully understand how multicast traffic concepts work and when and why to use them.