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VNFs Supported by Contrail Service Orchestration

Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) supports Juniper Networks and third-party virtualized network functions (VNFs) listed in the VNFs Supported section of the CSO Release Notes, available on the Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) Documentation page.

An on-premises version of CSO is not shipped with any VNFs. Immediately after installation, you have to upload any desired VNFs to the CSO using the Administration Portal.

You can use VNFs in service chains and configure some settings for them in Network Service Designer. You can then view those network service configuration settings in the Administration Portal. Customers can also configure some settings for the VNFs in their network services through Customer Portal. VNF configuration settings that customers specify in the Customer Portal override VNF configuration settings specified in Network Service Designer, which is not available for CSO SaaS subscribers.


Currently, SD-WAN deployments support only Layer 2 service chains.

In CSO SaaS, CSO contains only the VNFs installed by Juniper Networks administrators. Requests for additional VNFs must be made through your account manager and Professional Services.