OpenStack Octavia – creating listeners, pools and monitors

After provisioning our first load balancer in the previous post using Octavia, we will now add listeners and a pool of members to our load balancer to capture and route actual traffic through it. Creating a listener The first thing which we will add is called a listener in the load balancer terminology. Essentially, a … Continue reading OpenStack Octavia – creating listeners, pools and monitors

OpenStack Octavia – creating and monitoring a load balancer

In the last post, we have seen how Octavia works at an architectural level and have gone through the process of installing and configuring Octavia. Today, we will see Octavia in action - we will create our first load balancer and inspect the resulting configuration to better understand what Octavia is doing. Creating a load … Continue reading OpenStack Octavia – creating and monitoring a load balancer

OpenStack Octavia – architecture and installation

Once you have a cloud platform with virtual machines, network and storage, you will sooner or later want to expose services running on your platform to the outside world. The natural way to do this is to use a load balancer, and in a cloud, you of course want to utilize a virtual load balancer. … Continue reading OpenStack Octavia – architecture and installation