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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Monitoring the load balancer connection statistics

We have seen earlier that the OpenStack Neutron provides a load balancer as a service. The load balancer service provides you with the statistics of the utilization for each instance created in the load balancer cluster. In this recipe, we will view the load balancer-related usage data collected by OpenStack Ceilometer.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we will need to create a load balancer setup. Use the recipes described in Chapter 8, Using HAProxy for Load Balancing to create a load balancer with two members in the pool. We will also create a virtual IP and health monitor as described in the chapter. The following table describes our load balancer setup:

Virtual Machine

Role

IP address

vm1

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