Manual Chapter : Configure general SFC settings

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BIG-IP LTM

  • 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0
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Configure general SFC settings

Before doing this task, make sure you have opened the SFC controller package.
You configure general settings on the Setup screen of the SFC controller. The BIG-IP system uses this information as part of configuring the lightweight SFC controller and all service nodes for the service function chain.
  1. Click
    Launch SFC Config Editor
    .
    The Setup screen of the SFC controller opens.
  2. In the
    VNI for SFC
    field, type a virtual network identifier (VNI), for example
    100
    , for the overlay network that connects the SFFs.
    This value is used for the field key in the tunnel object that the BIG-IP system creates later.
  3. In the
    REST Trust Group
    field, type a unique name for the trust group.
    The SFC application creates REST-based trust relationships between all BIG-IP devices that are service nodes in the chain. By default, the SFC application assigns the default name
    __f5_sfc_config_app__
    to the trust group
  4. In the
    Config Prefix
    field, type a unique prefix for all object names that the SFC application will automatically create on the BIG-IP devices that will become service nodes in the chain.
    By default, the SFC application will apply the prefix
    __f5_sfc_app__
    to each object name that the SFC controller internally creates in the service chain.
  5. In the
    Administrative Partition
    field, type a unique name for the BIG-IP administrative partition that objects in the service chain are created in.
    By default, the SFC application creates objects in partition
    Common
    .
  6. In the
    Audit Interval
    field, specify the time interval, in seconds, that is available to the SFC controller for auditing the configuration of all classifiers and SFFs.
    If there is any difference between the SFC controller configuration and the configuration of the SFFs and classifiers, the system displays an error message. The allowed range is
    0
    to
    86400
    . Setting the value to
    0
    disables the audit feature.