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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By : Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch
Book Image

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By: Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Third Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Installing Neutron LBaaS

Unlike its cartoon namesake Jimmy Neutron, OpenStack Neutron has an extensible plugin mechanism that enables more network features through the Neutron API. By enabling the Load-Balancer-as-a-Service (LBaaS) agent plugin on our Network node, we are able to create and manage Load Balancers through Neutron API calls. There are drivers for many hardware vendors; the following example uses the HA Proxy reference driver for Open vSwitch.

To install Neutron LBaaS, we install the LBaaS agent on the network node and configure Neutron on both the network and controller nodes to pick up the service.

Getting ready

Ensure that you have a suitable server running the OpenStack network components. If you are using the accompanying Vagrant environment, as described in the Preface, we will use the same network node for this recipe.

Ensure that you are logged into the network node as well as the controller node in our environment. If you created these nodes with Vagrant, you can execute...