Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) for OpenStack
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Additional configuration steps to configure amphorav2 provider

If you would like to use amphorav2 provider for load-balancer service the following additional steps are required.


Amphorav2 provider requires creation of additional database octavia_persistence to store info about state of tasks and progress of its execution. Also to monitor progress on taskflow jobs amphorav2 provider uses jobboard. As jobboard backend could be used Redis or Zookeeper key-value storages. Operator should chose the one that is more preferable for specific cloud. The default is Redis.

  1. Create the database, complete these steps:
    • Use the database access client to connect to the database server as the root user:

      # mysql
    • Create the octavia_persistence database:

      CREATE DATABASE octavia_persistence;
    • Grant proper access to the octavia_persistence database:

      GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON octavia.* TO 'octavia_persistence'@'localhost' \
      GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON octavia.* TO 'octavia_persistence'@'%' \

      Replace OCTAVIA_DBPASS with a suitable password.

  2. Install desired key-value backend (Redis or Zookeper).

Additional configuration to octavia components

  1. Edit the /etc/octavia/octavia.conf file [task_flow] section

    • Configure database access for persistence backend:
    persistence_connection = mysql+pymysql://octavia:OCTAVIA_DBPASS@controller/octavia_persistence
    Replace OCTAVIA_DBPASS with the password you chose for the Octavia databases.
    • Set desired jobboard backend and its configuration:
    jobboard_backend_driver = 'redis_taskflow_driver'
    jobboard_backend_hosts = KEYVALUE_HOST_IPS
    jobboard_backend_port = KEYVALUE_PORT
    jobboard_backend_password = OCTAVIA_JOBBOARDPASS
    jobboard_backend_namespace = 'octavia_jobboard'

    Replace OCTAVIA_JOBBOARDPASS with the password you chose for the Octavia key-value storage. Replace KEYVALUE_HOST_IPS and KEYVALUE_PORT with ip and port which chosen key-value storage is using.

  2. Populate the octavia database:

    # octavia-db-manage --config-file /etc/octavia/octavia.conf upgrade_persistence