Manual Chapter : Configure an NSH-aware service function of type Virtual

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Configure an NSH-aware service function of type Virtual

Each SFF has some number of service functions (SF) associated with it. A
service function
is the service on a device that processes requests from, and sends responses to, an SFF in a service chain. You must associate a n NSH-aware service function of type Virtual with an SFF.
Unlike the other SFs in the sample configuration, this SF resides directly on its associated SFF.
  1. From the SFC controller menu on the left side of the screen, select
    Service Functions
    .
  2. In the upper left corner, click
    Create
    .
    The Create New Service Function screen opens.
  3. Type a unique name for the SF.
    In our sample configuration, this is
    sf2-2
    .
  4. From the
    Service Function Forwarder
    list, select an SFF.
    In our sample configuration, this is
    sff2
    .
  5. From the
    NSH Aware
    list, select
    Yes
    .
  6. From the
    Resource Type
    list, select
    Virtual
    .
  7. From the
    Virtual Server
    list, select the virtual server that you created as a prerequisite for this SF.
  8. Click
    Create
    .
    After you complete this step, the SFC controller propagates the SF configuration data you entered to the relevant SFF.
After completing this task, you have configured an NSH-aware SF of type Virtual. This is the second of the two NSH-aware SFs in the sample configuration.