Configure a service for Azure Private 5G Core Preview - Azure portal

Services are representations of a particular set of QoS information that you want to offer to UEs. For example, you may want to configure a service that provides higher bandwidth limits for particular traffic. You can also use services to block particular traffic types or traffic from specific sources. For more information, see Policy control.

In this how-to guide, we'll configure a service using the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

Configure basic settings for the service

In this step, you'll configure basic settings for your new service using the Azure portal.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. Search for and select the Mobile Network resource representing the private mobile network for which you want to configure a service. Screenshot of the Azure portal. It shows the results of a search for a Mobile Network resource.

  3. In the Resource menu, select Services.

    Screenshot of the Azure portal. It shows the Services option in the resource menu of a Mobile Network resource.

  4. In the Command bar, select Create.

    Screenshot of the Azure portal. It shows the Create option in the command bar.

  5. On the Basics configuration tab, use the information you collected in Collect top-level setting values to fill out each of the fields.
    If you do not want to specify a QoS for this service, turn off the Configured toggle. If the toggle is off, the service will inherit the QoS of the parent SIM Policy.

    Screenshot of the Azure portal showing the Basics configuration tab for a service.

Configure data flow policy rules and data flow templates

Now we'll configure the data flow policy rules you want to use for this service. For each rule:

  1. On the Basics configuration tab, select Add policy rule.

    Screenshot of the Azure portal. It shows the Add policy rule button on the Basics configuration tab for a service.

  2. In Add policy rule on the right, use the information you collected in Data flow policy rule(s) to fill out the Rule name, Policy rule precedence, and Traffic control fields.

    Screenshot of the Azure portal showing the Add policy rule fields.

  3. Do the following for one of the data flow templates you want to apply to this data flow policy rule:

    1. Select Add data flow template.

    2. Use the information you collected in Collect data flow template values for your chosen template to fill out the fields in the pop-up.

      Screenshot of the Azure portal showing the Add data flow template pop-up.

    3. Select Add.

  4. Repeat the previous step for any other data flow templates you want to apply to this data flow policy rule.

  5. In Add policy rule on the right, select Add.

    Screenshot of the Azure portal showing the Add button for a new data flow policy rule.

  6. On the Basics configuration tab, confirm that your new rule appears under the Traffic rules section.

    Screenshot of the Azure portal. It shows a service with a data flow policy rule configured under the Traffic rules section.

  7. Repeat this entire step for any other data flow policy rules you want to configure for this service.

Create the service

We'll now create the service so it can be added to your policy control configuration.

  1. On the Basics configuration tab, select Review + create.

  2. You'll now see the Review + Create tab. Azure will attempt to validate the configuration values you've entered. If the configuration values are invalid, the Create button at the bottom of the Review + Create tab will be grayed out. You'll need to return to the Basics tab and correct any invalid configuration.

  3. When the configuration is valid, the Create button will be blue. Select Create to create the service.

    Screenshot of the Azure portal showing the Create button on the Review and create tab for a service.

  4. The Azure portal will display the following confirmation screen when the service has been created. Select Go to resource to see the new service resource.

    Screenshot of the Azure portal showing the successful deployment of a service resource and the Go to resource button.

  5. Confirm that the data flow policy rules and data flow templates listed at the bottom of the screen are configured as expected. Screenshot of the Azure portal showing a service resource. The data flow policy rules and data flow templates are highlighted.

Next steps