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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Installing and configuring the Neutron load balancer service plugin

This recipe shows you how to install and configure the Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS) plugin in Neutron.

The reference implementation of LBaaS in Neutron uses HAProxy along with the network namespace.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will need the following information:

  • The login credentials to the Controller and Network node

How to do it…

The following steps will show you how to install the load balancer service with Neutron:

  1. With the appropriate credentials, SSH into the node where the Neutron server is running. In our setup, it will be the Controller and Network node.
  2. Install the packages required to provide the load balancer services using a package manager such as yum or

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