Creating Requests for Network Services
You must create a request before you can design a network service. When you create a request for a network service, you define the requirements for the service, including the required network functions and the performance goals.
To create a request for a network service:
- Click Home in the toolbar and Requests in the left navigation bar.
- Click New Request.
The Request Information page in which you specify information about the request appears.
- Configure the request information according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
- Click Next.
The Service Chain and Design Goals page appears, displaying the Goals pane, the Functional Service Design area, and the Function Palette.
- Configure the goals and service chain according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
- Click Next.
The Summary page appears that displays the details you entered for the request.
- Review the details and make corrections if necessary, using the Previous and Next options to navigate through the pages.
- After updating the information, click Create.
The request for the network service design appears on the Requests page.
Table 1: Fields on the New Request Page
Specify the name for the request.
The Name field accepts up to 60 characters, including letters, numbers, and symbols.
(Optional) If the request is urgent, select the Priority Request check box.
(Optional) Specify a customer name.
The Customer Name field accepts up to 60 characters, including letters, numbers, and symbols.
(Optional) Specify a description for the service.
The Description field accepts up to 500 characters, including letters, numbers, and symbols.
(Optional) Specify the requirements for the request.
The Requirements field accepts up to 1000 characters, including letters, numbers, and symbols.
(Optional) Select a Deployment Type from the drop-down list. The available options are:
The default option is vCPE-Only.
(Optional) Click Select Files, navigate to the file you want to attach, and click Open.
The file is uploaded to the Attachments (Optional) field.
Service Chain and Design Goals
View the list of supported network functions in the Function Palette. You can drag the network function from the Function Palette and drop it to the Functional Service Design area.
Functional Service Design
Create a functional service chain by placing the required network functions in the required order. See Creating a Functional Service Chain.
Configure the performance goals for a network service. You can define goals for the number of sessions, bandwidth, latency, and license cost. See Configuring Performance Goals.
Review the details and make corrections if necessary, using the Previous and Next options to navigate through the pages.