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Deploying QoS for Cisco IP and Next Generation Networks by Brett Chapman, Vinod Joseph

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Chapter 11

Cisco IOS and IOS-XR Quality-of-Service Implementation for Multicast Services

11.1 Overview

In its current form, native multicast and multicast VPN traffic is not label-switched in the network core. Even if the underlying infrastructure uses MPLS for forwarding traffic, multicast traffic is transported as pure IP (or unlabeled) traffic. Therefore it is safe to state that all the principles of implementation discussed in Chapter 10, “Cisco IOS and IOS-XR Quality-of-Service Implementation for IP Internet Services,” can be used for this category of traffic, too.

This section elaborates on the configuration templates for each platform type and highlights certain important implementation-specific nuances wherever applicable. Once again, we ...

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