How to managed directed multicast for ZD managed hospitality APs 7025 / 7055 / H500

Summary

Hotels with LAN based streaming audio/video applications may require wired / wireless management of directed multicast and IGMP snooping.

Question

How to disable directed multicast and igmp-snooping from ZD for 7025 / 7055 / H500 model APs

Customer Environment

Hotels with hospitality APs (7025 / 7055 / H500) in rooms, who stream services from LAN.

Root Cause

By default Directed-Multicast* is disabled on APs between Ethernet and WLANs, but hotels using 7025/7055/H500 may need to stream non-well-known protocol traffic, from LAN based servers. Disabling Directed-Multicast (*Ruckus proprietary multicast to unicast conversion of first 5 IGMP group members), may be necessary for some streaming TV/Music/printer application protocols, configured on specific AP Ethernet port.

Troubleshooting Steps

If Hotels provide LAN based audio or video to a device connected to an Eth port of 7025 / 7055 / H500, evaluate the functionality and a/v quality.
 

Resolution

See related article KBA-1236: Multicast Support in Ruckus

Directed Multicast and IGMP Snooping commands configured on WLANs will be provisioned to APs.
ZD CLI remote_ap_cli commands configuring DM and IGMP on AP Ethernet port, does not persist an AP reboot.

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Starting in versions after 9.9.1.0.31 (not in current 9.8.2, 9.9.0, 9.10.0), ZD configure AP Groups, for zf7025 / zf7055 / H500
model APs, can configure Directed Multicast and IGMP Snooping on a per AP Group (ie hospitality APs) basis.

Note:  zf7025 is not supported after 9.9
          H500 is not supported until 9.10


Step 1:  Determine which AP LAN ports are in use.
            1.  Use an SSH utility and open a session to a 7025 / 7055 / H500 AP under ZD management.
            2.  Use ‘get wlanlist’ and ‘get eth’ commands to show active WLANs and LAN ports in use.

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Step 2:  Configure qos commands for Directed Multicast and IGMP Snooping on zf7025 / zf7055 / H500 model APs.

Note:  You can only issue these commands when configuring the 'System Default' AP Group.
          You specify the commands on a per AP model basis.


9.9.1.0.31 has the ap-group directed-mcast option for zf7025 and zf7055 model APs.
 
SSH to the ZoneDirector, login with admin credentials, and use configuration mode.

ruckus# show sysinfo
System Overview:
  Name= Brado_5-29-15
  IP Address= 10.9.51.34
  MAC Address= 6C:AA:B3:3F:F6:B0
  Uptime= 11m
  Model= ZD1200
  Licensed APs= 5
  Serial Number= 371406000015
  Version= 9.9.1.0 build 31
 
ruckus# config
You have all rights in this mode.
ruckus(config)# ap-group System Default
The AP group entry 'System Default' has been loaded. To save the AP group, type 'end' or 'exit'.
ruckus(config-apgrp)# model zf7055 port-setting
ruckus(config-apgrp-port)# lan 1 qos
  mld-snooping         Enables the AP port MLD Snooping setting.
  igmp-snooping        Enables the AP port IGMP Snooping setting.
  directed-mcast       Enables the AP port Directed Mcast setting.
ruckus(config-apgrp-port)# end
ruckus(config-apgrp)# model h500 port-setting
Invalid ap model ,please try zf7025,zf7055,zf7321,zf7341,zf7343,zf7352,zf7363,zf7372,zf7372-e,zf7441,zf7761cm,zf7762,zf7762-ac,zf7762-s,zf7762-s-ac,zf7762-t,zf7781-m,zf7781cm,zf7782,zf7782-e,zf7782-n,zf7782-s,zf7982,sc8800-s,sc8800-s-ac,r300,r500,r600,r700,t300,t300e,t301n,t301s instead.
ruckus(config-apgrp)# model zf7025 port-setting
ruckus(config-apgrp-port)# lan 1 qos
  mld-snooping         Enables the AP port MLD Snooping setting.
  igmp-snooping        Enables the AP port IGMP Snooping setting.
  directed-mcast       Enables the AP port Directed Mcast setting.
ruckus(config-apgrp-port)#
ruckus(config-apgrp-port)# no lan 1 qos directed-mcast
 Setting Directed Multicast for port#(1) to 0
ruckus(config-apgrp-port)# no lan 1 qos igmp-snooping
 Setting IGMP Snooping for port#(1) to 0The AP group 'System Default' has been updated.
ruckus(config-apgrp-port)# end
ruckus(config-apgrp)# end
ruckus(config)# end
Your changes have been saved.
ruckus#

Configured this way in 9.9.1.0.31, the directed multicast/igmp snooping commands will persist after rebooting the APs.

Additionally, the below commands could be executed directly on the AP; however, it would not be reboot persistent. 

set qos eth0 directed mutlicast disable
set qos eth0 igmp disable
set qos eth0 igmp-query disable

 

Article Number:
000004568

Updated:
August 18, 2020 03:34 AM (4 months ago)

Tags:
Performance, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Known Issues and Workarounds, ZoneDirector, ZoneFlex Indoor

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