[openstack-dev] [Neutron] Relationship between Neutron LBaaS and Libra
andrew at linuxjedi.co.uk
Mon Jan 20 07:21:47 UTC 2014
On 19 Jan 2014, at 09:52, Thomas Herve <thomas.herve at enovance.com> wrote:
>> I haven’t read through those (need to go spend time with family so replying
>> quickly) but given the dates the planning phases for Quantum/Neutron LBaaS
>> and Libra LBaaS were at the same time.
>> There was an internal evaluation of the current LBaaS solutions done at the
>> time and it was believed by the people evaluating that Atlas was a good
>> place to start. I came in just as that evaluation had finished (late August
>> 2012) and the decision was pretty much made. In retrospect I may have
>> personally gone the Mirantis LBaaS as a starting point. But either way there
>> were some good starting places.
>> Libra was initially a few trees so history is hard to track, but we had
>> something in production by December that year.
>> In response to Alex, the Libra team in HP is growing (it is currently still
>> pretty small) and that should help us have more engineers to work with the
>> Neutron team. The current goal is to get 5.x out of the door which adds
>> things like metering/billing support and then planning how we can integrate
>> well with Neutron. I believe the Libra team have a few diagrams flying
>> around on a mutually beneficial way of doing that.
> Hi Andrew,
> Thanks for the all the responses. I certainly didn't want to throw the blame at one of the team, but I think we should try to converge. In particular Neutron LBaaS would benefit greatly from having a big deployment like HP. I hope the 2 teams can find a way to collaborate.
> There are benefits to have a different endpoint like Libra proposes, although now that LBaaS is integrated in Neutron it's going to be difficult to change. There is a tension in OpenStack currently between keeping the projects lean (by having small, independent code bases) and making deployments easy (by not having to deploy dozens of projects). I feel we haven't found a great answer yet.
The good thing about both projects is they are quite modular and both have forms of plugins. It is definitely something that is possible. Sure it will be an Engineering challenge, but I think it will be a fun one to solve. :)
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