Configure the Multicast Manager to support communications with the IP Availability Manager.


  1. In the Multicast Manager installation area, at BASEDIR/MCAST/smarts/bin, issue the following command:sm_edit ../conf/mcast/multicast.conf.
  2. Locate the section, # InChargeDomain::InChargeDomain_INCHARGE-AM {
  3. Customize the INCHARGE-AM server name to match that in your deployment; for example,
    InChargeDomain::InChargeDomain_INCHARGE-AM {
    Type = "AM"
    DomainName = "INCHARGE-AM"
    DisplayName = "INCHARGE-AM"
    additional servers.
    Note: If you are running multiple AM servers, add entries to correspond with the additional servers.

    The edited example, as shown below, adds a second INCHARGE-AM named INCHARGE-AM2.

    InChargeDomain::InChargeDomain_INCHARGE-AM {
    Type = "AM"
    DomainName = "INCHARGE-AM"
    DisplayName = "INCHARGE-AM"
    InChargeDomain::InChargeDomain_INCHARGE-AM2 {
    Type = "AM"
    DomainName = "INCHARGE-AM2"
    DisplayName = "INCHARGE-AM2"
  4. Restart the Multicast Manager.
    Multicast Manager configuration parameters: Following table lists the configuration parameters that you can adjust for your deployment.
    Parameter Type Description Values
    SNMP parameters
    SNMP_retries int Specifies the number of SNMP retries for discovery. Default is 2
    SNMP_timeout int Specifies the SNMP timeout interval for discovery. Default is 500
    Incremental discovery
    IpMrouteInterval int Defines the interval, in seconds, for the Multicast Manager server to sleep before starting to monitor for MROUTE changes.

    Default is 0

    When set to 0, the IPMROUTE Monitoring Junction is disabled altogether.

    IpMrouteThreads int Indicates the number of threads to use for IPMRoute Monitoring. Default is 1
    Excluded groups
    ExcludedGroupsList list Specifies IP addresses for groups to be excluded from discovery.



    NOTE: By default, the values are

    commented out.

    SG discovery
    CollapseSG Boolean Indicates whether to create distinct service groups. Boolean

    Default is FALSE

    • When set to TRUE, a distinct SG is created for each system and group pair. In addition, creation of SG instrumentation objects irrespective of Group_PollingSetting::AnalysisMode is disabled.
    • When set to FALSE, a distinct SG is created for each system, source, group and, possibly, interface id tuple.
    PIM Hop physical connectivity
    CollapsePIMHops Boolean Sets PIM Hop Physical Connectivity between local and remote devices.


    Default is FALSE

    When set to TRUE, the Multicast Manager only creates PIM Hops between local and remote devices if they share same Network connection.

    CLI-based discovery of Juniper devices
    CLIProhibit Boolean CLI-based discovery of Juniperdevices. Boolean

    Default is TRUE

    When set to TRUE, CLI discovery isdisabled.

    CLIFilter string Wildcard used to select systems that will excluded from the CLIProhibit directive. Default is "*"
    CLIFilterType string Specifies value to use for discovery filtering for SNMPAgent. “CLI_AGENTADDRESS"
    Use one of the following:
    • CLI_AGENTADDRESS to filter based on agent address
    • CLI_SYSTEMNAME to filter based on system name.
    TraceMROUTEMonitoring Boolean Specifies whether MROUTE monitoring is traced. Boolean

    Default is TRUE

    TraceSNMPInstrumentation Boolean Specifies whether SNMP polling is traced. Boolean

    Default is TRUE

    TraceDiscovery Boolean Specifies whether discovery probes are traced. Boolean

    Default is TRUE

    TraceEvents Boolean Specifies whether internal event subscriber.s are traced. Boolean

    Default is TRUE

    TraceSetting Boolean Specifies whether settings are traced. Boolean

    Default is TRUE

    AutoDiscover Boolean Indicates whether to start discovery immediately for all devices derived from AM, or to wait for manual invocation. Boolean

    Default is TRUE.

    Note: By default, the values arecommented out.
    IsSnmpProbingAllowed Boolean Specifies whether a device is added to the pending list upon detection of SG SNMP error, this allowing SNMP probing of the device. Boolean

    Default is TRUE (SNMP probing is


    DisableReconfigure Boolean Indicates whether to allow reconfiguration through the Domain Manager Administration Console. Boolean

    Default is FALSE.

    When set to TRUE, the reconfigure

    function is disabled.

    IsEMS Boolean When topology source is an EMS, sets external instrumentation. Boolean

    Default is FALSE

    When set to TRUE, EXTERNAL (stored)

    instrumentation is forced.