The Multicast Manager has a feature which compares which multicast groups are running on routers with a list of expected groups contained in a file. This is useful when networks are configured statically, and it is known which groups should exist on which routers.

The list of routers and expected multicast groups are contained in the file ValidateGroups.txt in the directory, <BASEDIR>/local/conf/mcast.

The following fragment is an example:


The Multicast Manager parses this file following multicast discovery and generates notifications for each mismatch between the file and the discovered topology.