Manual Chapter : Introduction to the BIG-IP SFC lightweight controller
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Introduction to the BIG-IP SFC lightweight controller
Technology organizations today are becoming increasingly interested in transitioning from a traditional traffic steering Gi-LAN architecture to an architecture based on network service header (NSH) service function chaining. In response to this interest, F5 has enhanced the BIG-IP system to operate as a lightweight Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Service Function Chaining (SFC) controller.
lightweight NFV SFC controlleris a BIG-IP system that uses network service headers to implement and control NFV service chaining on a group of network devices, without the full set of features that would be required to compete with other industry software-defined networking (SDN) controller solutions.