what is the PaloAlto equivalent of Cisco's Auto-RP feature?

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what is the PaloAlto equivalent of Cisco's Auto-RP feature?

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I am trying to configure multicast but it only works with auto-rp feature. I am wondering the equivalent terms and configurations in Palo's world. has anyone configured it? If so, please provide me your inputs.




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As per my info PA does not support 

PIM Dense Mode (PIM-DM), IGMP proxy, IGMP static joins, Anycast RP, GRE, or multicast configurations on a Layer 2 or virtual wire interface type.


It only supports  Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) on a Layer 3 interface that you configure for a virtual router on the firewall. For multicast routing, the Layer 3 interface type can be Ethernet, Aggregate Ethernet (AE), VLAN, loopback, or tunnel.

Unless someone correct me here.




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can Palo forward Multicast packets in vwire mode? 

Hey @SThatipelly ,


Default behaviour it to forward all multicast traffic in vwire mode - How to Block Multicast Traffic in a VWire (Virtual Wire) Setup - Knowledge Base - Palo Alto Networks


"Multicast traffic is blocked in the Layer-3 mode by default, but is forwarded by default in the Virtual Wire mode."

Anycast RP is fine for layer 3 virtual router?  Or any known issues? WE have issues when adding, removing groups from the Remote RP group list.  If we are using a remote RP, do we need to list the groups that are supported on that RP? or is that like an ACL for firewall to only allow those in group list? 

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