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request virtual-network-functions



request virtual-network-functions vnf-name (add-image | all-servers | delete-image | force | restart | server | start | stop)

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 17.2R1.

The force option is available from Junos OS Release 17.4R1.


Start, stop or restart the VNFs. Also, you can add or remove the base image.


You can issue these commands either on both the servers (server0 and server1) or on one specific server.


vnf-nameName of the VNF.
add-imageAdd the base image to the VNF repository.
all-serversIssue the command on both the servers.
delete-imageDelete the base image from the VNF repository.
forceOverwrite the image that was added earlier (example: request virtual-network-functions vnf-name add-image new-image-name force). The force option is also used with delete-image command to perform a cleanup in case, for example, you abruptly stopped an earlier add-image process by pressing Ctrl-C.
restartRestart the VNF specified.
serverIssue the command on a specific server. Applicable value is 0 or 1.
startStart the VNF.
stopStop the VNF.

Required Privilege Level