[Openstack] load balancer as a service for all protocols

nithish B bestofnithish at gmail.com
Mon May 16 14:05:31 UTC 2016

Hi Priyanka,
When you say you want to load balance between a set of VMs, will this load
balancer be another VM or should it be a LBaaS. Please let me know.

Nitish B.

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 7:22 PM, Priyanka <ppnaik at cse.iitb.ac.in> wrote:

> Hi Nitish,
> Thanks for the response. But can this be used for VMs on openstack cloud.
> There is no plugin in openstack for this.
> Thanks,
> Priyanka
> On Monday 16 May 2016 07:14 PM, nithish B wrote:
> Hi Priyanka,
> You could have a look at IPVS
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Virtual_Server>. It is part of the
> linux kernel and load balances at the transport layer.
> Regards,
> Nitish B.
> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 6:46 PM, Priyanka <ppnaik at cse.iitb.ac.in> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  I have a openstack juno cloud with one controller+neutron node and three
>> compute nodes. I want to create a load balancer for balancing the load on a
>> set of VMs of same type. The load to these VMs would come from VMs on the
>> same subnet and the the communications are using different protocols i.e.
>> TCP and UDP. I read about HAproxy lbaas and lvs lbaas. HAproxy is protocol
>> dependent which would not suit for the multiple protocol scenario and LVS
>> is a plugin on the router which too would not work. Are there any variation
>> of lbaas to suit this need. Also, can any of the above (HAproxy or LVS) be
>> modified to suit my need? Please guide me on this.
>> Thanks,
>> Priyanka
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