Before you use the SFC controller to create an SFC configuration, you must
log in locally to each BIG-IP device that is to operate as a service function forwarder
(SFF), and create some prerequisite BIG-IP objects. You must also log in to each device
that is to operate as a service function (SF) and create other prerequisite objects.
After you create these objects, you can specify them from the SFC
controller as you create the service function chain configuration.
Figure 2 explains the prerequisite objects that you must create on each
device, in the order suggested, for the sample configuration described in this document.
The list is organized according to the specific service nodes that will make up the
service chain configuration.
In Figure 2, and in the subsequent SFC controller tasks, all
devices and configuration objects show sample names. When you create your own
prerequisite objects and service chain components, make sure to use names that make
sense for your configuration.
No prerequisite objects are required for an SF of type Virtual, as it consists of the virtual server that you created on