May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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Octavia: Load Balancing for OpenStack

Octavia is now a top-level OpenStack project providing network load balancing.  In this presentation, we will introduce the new Octavia project and what it means for load balancing in OpenStack.  We will discuss the spin-out of neutron-lbaas and octavia from the neutron stadium including the ongoing merge of the neutron-lbaas v2 API into octavia.

The team has started work merging neutron-lbaas into octavia in the Ocata series and plan to complete this work during Pike.  We will talk about backward compatibility and migration plans, not only for the existing API, but existing load balancers and vendor drivers from both an operator and end user perspective.

Finally, we will give an overview of the updated octavia project roadmap including what we plan to accomplish for Pike.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees with learn about the Octavia poject and the ongoing effort to merge neutron-lbaas into Octavia.  This will include the changes planned for the Pike release and our roadmap for the project going forward.

Topics will cover:

What is included in the new octavia project?

What does the neutron-lbaas / octavia merge mean?

Overview of the new Octavia v2 API.

The migration plan for operators and users.

Changes for the vendor drivers currently available via neutron-lbaas.

The Octavia project roadmap.

Wednesday, May 10, 9:00am-9:40am (1:00pm - 1:40pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
myself, Hobbyist
German Eichberger is a Software Engineer with Rackspace and a core reviewer on OpenStack Octavia and Neutron FWaaS. Most recently he has been involved in Rackspace's new Managed Kubernetes offering. He earned a Master in Computer Science from University of Karlsruhe. His interests are Cloud, SDN, and Microservices. FULL PROFILE
GoDaddy, Software Engineer
Adam is a founding member and core reviewer for OpenStack Octavia, and has been involved with LBaaS in OpenStack for almost three years. He is passionate about computers, home automation, cars, food, travel, and the Oxford comma. FULL PROFILE