A Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) allows you to logically segment a Local Area Network (LAN) into different broadcast domains. In scenarios where sensitive data may be broadcast on a network, VLANs can be created to enhance security by designating a broadcast to a specific VLAN. Only users that belong to a VLAN are able to access and manipulate the data on that VLAN. VLANs can also be used to enhance performance by reducing the need to send broadcasts and multicasts to unnecessary destinations.
Multicast TV VLANs enable multicast transmissions to subscribers who are not on the same data VLAN without replicating the multicast transmission frames for each subscriber VLAN. Subscribers who are not on the same data VLAN and are connected to the device with different VLAN ID membership can share the same multicast stream by joining the ports to the same Multicast VLAN ID.
Port Multicast VLAN Membership connects a port configured for customer services to a Multicast TV VLAN. Configuration of Customer Port Multicast TV VLAN Membership helps maintain security by separating the transmissions between the source and receiver. Multicast VLAN configuration enables multicast traffic from a source VLAN to be shared with subscriber VLAN.
This article provides instructions on how to configure Customer Port Multicast VLAN Membership on a switch.
Configure Customer Port to Multicast VLAN Membership on the Switch
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