The OpenStack Dashboard has the ability to view, create, and edit Load Balancers, add Virtual IPs (VIPs), and add nodes behind a Load Balancer. Dashboard also provides a user interface for creating HA Proxy server Load Balance services for our instances. We do this first by creating load balancing pools and then adding running instances to those pools.
In this section, we will use two instances running Apache that were created in the previous chapter. We will create an HTTP Load Balance pool, create a VIP, and configure instances to be part of the pool. The result will be the ability to use the HTTP Load Balancer pool address to send traffic to two instances running Apache.
Load a web browser, point it to our OpenStack Dashboard address at
http://192.168.100.200/, and log in as an admin user, such as the
admin user created in the Adding users to Keystone recipe of Chapter 1, Keystone – OpenStack Identity Service, with the password