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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Chapter 8. Using HAProxy for Load Balancing

OpenStack Neutron provides Load Balancer as a Service to distribute traffic to your application that is running on the virtual machines. In this chapter, we will explore the Neutron load balancer service plugin with the following recipes:

  • Installing and configuring the Neutron load balancer service plugin
  • Creating a load balancer pool using Horizon
  • Creating a load balancer pool using CLI
  • Adding a load balancer member using Horizon
  • Adding a load balancer member using CLI
  • Adding a load balancer health monitor using Horizon
  • Adding a load balancer health monitor using CLI
  • Creating a Virtual IP using Horizon
  • Creating a Virtual IP using CLI
  • Making the load balancer accessible to the Internet
  • Testing the load balancer ...

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