About Device Selection Policies
A device can be selected based on a contract name, a graph name, or the function node name inside the graph. After you create a device, you can create a device context, which provides a selection criteria policy for a device.
A device selection policy (also known as a device context) specifies the policy for selecting a device for a service graph template. This allows an administrator to have multiple device and then be able to use them for different service graph templates. For example, an administrator can have a device that has high-performance ADC appliances and another device that has lower-performance ADC appliances. Using two different device selection policies, one for the high-performance ADC device and the other for the low-performance ADC device, the administrator can select the high-performance ADC device for the applications that require higher performance and select the low-performance ADC devices for the applications that require lower performance.