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 controller
is 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.