Manual Chapter : Specify BIG-IP service nodes

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Manual Chapter

Specify BIG-IP service nodes

Every BIG-IP device that is to become an SFC controller, classifier, and SFF in the service chain must reside in a REST trust group. Members of a REST trust group are known as
service nodes
in an SFC configuration. In our configuration, you need to add devices for a combination classifier/SFF and a second SFF. The SFC controller is added automatically to the list of service nodes. Here, you add each device to the REST trust group.
  1. From the SFC controller menu on the left side of the screen, select
    Service Nodes
  2. In the upper left corner, click
  3. Type the management IP address or the fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) of a BIG-IP device.
  4. Type the user name for the BIG-IP system’s
    user account.
  5. Type the password for the BIG-IP system’s
    user account.
  6. Click
  7. Repeat these steps for all the other BIG-IP devices you are adding.
After you complete this task, the REST trust group contains all service nodes that you added.