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

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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 an NSH-aware service function of type IP

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 an NSH-aware service function with an 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
    sf2-1
    .
  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
    IP
    .
  7. Type the IP address of the SF device.
  8. From the
    Ingress Interface
    and
    Egress Interface
    lists, select the tunnel you created as a prerequisite.
    In our sample configuration, this is
    /Common/sf-tunnel
    .
  9. Click
    Create
    .
    After you complete this step, the SFC controller propagates the SF configuration data you entered to the relevant SFF.
After doing these steps, you have configured an NSH-aware SF of type IP. This is the first of the two NSH-aware SFs in our sample configuration.