[openstack-dev] [lbaas][octavia] Queries on octavia features

Stephen Balukoff stephen at balukoff.com
Fri Apr 15 18:24:59 UTC 2016

Hi Akshay!

In response to your questions:  The Mitaka release of Octavia is version
0.8. It's got most of the features of 1.0, but since the development path
didn't exactly follow the road map (since nobody is prescient 18 months in
advance) most of us felt more comfortable calling this release 0.8. You
will probably see 1.0 or something between 1.0 and 2.0 in Newton. In any
case, yes 0.8 includes active-standby support with failover that seems to
work in production. :)

Yes, we have SSL offloading and L7 based load balancing in the current (0.8
/ Mitaka) release. Documentation on using these effectively is still being
updated, but the features are there and work.

We have endeavored to make nearly every component within Octavia
driver-driven. So if you want to replace the driver designed to work with
haproxy-based amphorae with something of your own creation this should be
possible without an unreasonable amount of work. About the only major
design feature that would be difficult to work around at this point is the
*concept* of an amphora in the controller daemons: Octavia is a specialized
system for managing load balancing services across a fleet of
mostly-independent VMs / Containers / Appliances (ie. amphora) which
deliver the actual service. If you have a vendor-supplied product that can
work with this model, you should be able to develop a driver for Octavia.

Does that make sense?

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 9:37 AM, Akshay Kumar Sanghai <
akshaykumarsanghai at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to use lbaas v2 for loadbalancing in openstack. I have few
> queries. I don't know whether I should directly ask you guys or not. If you
> can answer, then that would be great.
> - Is the v1 of octavia released? The documentation details the v0.5 design
> and under v1 project specs, there is active standby setup of amphora.
> - Do we have ssl offloading, L7 based loadbalancing in the current
> release?
> - Currently HAproxy provides the loadbalancing services in amphora. Do you
> guys plan to change the provider?
> Thanks,
> Akshay Sanghai
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