Multicast VLAN Registration
MVR is not supported on the PowerConnect M6220.
The Multicast VLAN Registration (MVR) protocol, like IGMP Snooping,
allows a Layer 2 switch to listen to IGMP frames and forward the multicast
traffic only to the receivers that request it. Unlike IGMP Snooping, MVR
allows the switch to listen across different VLANs. MVR uses a dedicated
VLAN, which is called the multicast VLAN, to forward multicast traffic over
the Layer 2 network to the various VLANs that have multicast receivers as
Layer 3 Multicast Features
For information about configuring L3 multicast features, see "Managing IPv4
and IPv6 Multicast" on page 1149.
Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol
Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP) exchanges probe
packets with all DVMRP-enabled routers, establishing two way neighboring
relationships and building a neighbor table. It exchanges report packets and
creates a unicast topology table, which is used to build the multicast routing
table. This multicast route table is then used to route the multicast packets.
Internet Group Management Protocol
The Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) is used by IPv4 systems
(hosts and routers) to report their IP multicast group memberships to any
neighboring multicast routers. PowerConnect M6220, M6348, M8024, and
M8024-k switches perform the "multicast router part" of the IGMP protocol,
which means it collects the membership information needed by the active
The IGMP Proxy feature allows the switch to act as a proxy for hosts by
sending IGMP host messages on behalf of the hosts that the switch
discovered through standard IGMP router interfaces.