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Viewing Information About VNFs

 

You can view performance specifications, required resources, and component network functions for each VNF, which you created in the Resource Designer, in the VNF catalog. Reviewing this information can help you to determine which VNF to use when you are designing a network service.

To view information about a specific VNF:

  1. Click the network function in the Vendor catalog.

    The information window for the network function appears, displaying the following information in the Details tab:

    • A graphical representation of the complete network function with ingress and egress points.

    • A list of resources required for the network function.

  2. Click Functions.

    You see the category of the network function, such as security, and the component functions, such as NAT and firewall.

  3. Click Service Chains to display:
    • A list of the potential internal service chains (allowed combinations of component functions) for this network function.

      Lines without arrows connecting component functions in an internal service chain indicate that the order of the functions does not matter.

    • The performance specification for each internal service chain.

  4. Click anywhere outside the window to close the VNF information window.