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By : James Denton
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By: James Denton

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning OpenStack Networking (Neutron)
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Load balancer management in the CLI

Neutron offers a number of commands that can be used to create and manage virtual IPs, pools, pool members, and health monitors for load balancing purposes.

In the Havana implementation of LBaaS, the pool is the root object with which all other load balancer resources are associated. The workflow to create a functional load balancer starts with creating a pool and then continues with creating and associating pool members, health monitors, and a virtual IP.

Managing pools in the CLI

The following commands are used to manage pools in the CLI:

  • lb-pool-create

  • lb-pool-delete

  • lb-pool-list

  • lb-pool-list-on-agent

  • lb-pool-show

  • lb-pool-stats

  • lb-pool-update

Creating a pool

A pool is a set of devices, such as web servers, that are grouped together to receive and process traffic. When traffic is sent to a virtual IP, the load balancer sends the request to any of the servers that are members of that pool.

To create a pool, use the Neutron lb-pool-create command as follows...