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Cisco 4506E IOS-XE Multicast PIM

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I am trying to setup a Cisco 4506E-Sup7E switch for PIM spare-dense mode. I have enabled ip pim on the interfaces/vlan; however I dont seems to be able to join the multicast group from the client.
When I try to perform a mtrace to the RP/multicast source; I seems to be seeing none [default] on the switch which I dont understand as multicasting routing and PIM has been enabled on the interface. Port 3/1 is the uplink connecting to the network.

interface GigabitEthernet3/1
 no switchport
 ip address 172.21.73.4 255.255.255.240
 no ip redirects
 no ip unreachables
 no ip proxy-arp
 ip pim sparse-dense-mode

I have attached the output for reference:

switch#mtrace 172.31.122.254
Type escape sequence to abort.
Mtrace from 172.31.122.254 to 172.21.73.4 via RPF
From source (?) to destination (?)
Querying full reverse path...
 0  172.21.73.4
-1  172.21.73.4 None  [default]
-2  172.21.73.1 PIM  [172.31.122.254/32]
-3  172.30.5.21 PIM  [172.31.122.0/24]
-4  172.30.122.193 PIM  [172.31.122.0/24]
-5  172.31.122.254

switch#sh ip rpf xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
RPF information for ? (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx)
  RPF interface: GigabitEthernet3/1
  RPF neighbor: ? (172.21.73.1)
  RPF route/mask: 0.0.0.0/0
  RPF type: unicast (ospf 1)
  Doing distance-preferred lookups across tables
  RPF topology: ipv4 multicast base, originated from ipv4 unicast base



switch#sh ip pim autorp
AutoRP Information:
  AutoRP is enabled.
  RP Discovery packet MTU is 0.
  224.0.1.40 is joined on GigabitEthernet3/1.
  AutoRP groups over sparse mode interface is enabled

PIM AutoRP Statistics: Sent/Received
  RP Announce: 0/0, RP Discovery: 0/102293


switch#sh ip pim neighbor
PIM Neighbor Table
Mode: B - Bidir Capable, DR - Designated Router, N - Default DR Priority,
      P - Proxy Capable, S - State Refresh Capable, G - GenID Capable
Neighbor          Interface                Uptime/Expires    Ver   DR
Address                                                            Prio/Mode
172.21.73.1       GigabitEthernet3/1       1w4d/00:01:38     v2    1 / S P G
172.21.20.253     Vlan20                   09:51:35/00:01:33 v2    1 / DR S P G
172.21.21.253     Vlan21                   09:51:35/00:01:44 v2    1 / DR S P G
172.17.22.253     Vlan22                   09:51:35/00:01:37 v2    1 / DR S P G


switch#sh ip pim rp
Group: 239.255.255.250, RP: 172.31.122.254, v2, uptime 1w4d, expires 00:02:38
Group: 224.69.252.1, RP: 172.31.122.254, v2, uptime 1w4d, expires 00:02:38
Group: 224.0.1.60, RP: 172.31.122.254, v2, uptime 1w4d, expires 00:02:38

switch#sh ip mroute
IP Multicast Routing Table
Flags: D - Dense, S - Sparse, B - Bidir Group, s - SSM Group, C - Connected,
       L - Local, P - Pruned, R - RP-bit set, F - Register flag,
       T - SPT-bit set, J - Join SPT, M - MSDP created entry, E - Extranet,
       X - Proxy Join Timer Running, A - Candidate for MSDP Advertisement,
       U - URD, I - Received Source Specific Host Report,
       Z - Multicast Tunnel, z - MDT-data group sender,
       Y - Joined MDT-data group, y - Sending to MDT-data group,
       V - RD & Vector, v - Vector
Outgoing interface flags: H - Hardware switched, A - Assert winner
 Timers: Uptime/Expires
 Interface state: Interface, Next-Hop or VCD, State/Mode

(*, 239.255.255.250), 1w5d/00:02:45, RP 172.31.122.254, flags: SP
  Incoming interface: GigabitEthernet3/1, RPF nbr 172.21.73.1
  Outgoing interface list: Null

(*, 224.69.252.1), 00:00:03/00:02:56, RP 172.31.122.254, flags: SP
  Incoming interface: GigabitEthernet3/1, RPF nbr 172.21.73.1
  Outgoing interface list: Null

(*, 224.0.1.60), 1w5d/00:02:09, RP 172.31.122.254, flags: SP
  Incoming interface: GigabitEthernet3/1, RPF nbr 172.21.73.1
  Outgoing interface list: Null

(*, 224.0.1.39), 00:19:25/stopped, RP 0.0.0.0, flags: D
  Incoming interface: Null, RPF nbr 0.0.0.0
  Outgoing interface list:
    Vlan20, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:25/stopped
    Vlan21, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:25/stopped
    Vlan22, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:25/stopped
    GigabitEthernet3/1, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:25/stopped

(172.31.122.254, 224.0.1.39), 00:19:13/00:01:35, flags: T
  Incoming interface: GigabitEthernet3/1, RPF nbr 172.21.73.1
  Outgoing interface list:
    Vlan20, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:13/stopped
    Vlan21, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:13/stopped
    Vlan22, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:13/stopped

(172.31.111.254, 224.0.1.39), 00:19:25/00:01:23, flags: T
  Incoming interface: GigabitEthernet3/1, RPF nbr 172.21.73.1
  Outgoing interface list:
    Vlan20, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:25/stopped
    Vlan21, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:25/stopped
    Vlan22, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:25/stopped

(*, 224.0.1.40), 00:19:58/stopped, RP 0.0.0.0, flags: DCL
  Incoming interface: Null, RPF nbr 0.0.0.0
  Outgoing interface list:
    Vlan20, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:58/stopped
    Vlan21, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:58/stopped
    Vlan22, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:58/stopped
    GigabitEthernet3/1, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:58/stopped

(172.31.111.254, 224.0.1.40), 00:19:13/00:02:33, flags: LT
  Incoming interface: GigabitEthernet3/1, RPF nbr 172.21.73.1
  Outgoing interface list:
    Vlan20, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:13/stopped
    Vlan21, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:13/stopped
    Vlan22, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:13/stopped

(172.31.122.254, 224.0.1.40), 00:19:14/00:02:40, flags: LT
  Incoming interface: GigabitEthernet3/1, RPF nbr 172.21.73.1
  Outgoing interface list:
    Vlan20, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:14/stopped
    Vlan21, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:14/stopped
    Vlan22, Forward/Sparse-Dense, 00:19:14/stopped


I am trying to join the group 224.69.252.1. Not too sure what may be the reason for the failure of the multicast.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
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