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Applies to SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8

11 Creating a Load Balancer with the Dashboard Edit source

In SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 you can create a Load Balancer with the Load Balancer Panel in the Dashboard.

Follow the steps below to create the load balancer, listener, pool, add members to the pool and create the health monitor.


Optionally, you may add members to the load balancer pool after the load balancer has been created.

  1. Login to the Dashboard

    Login into the Dashboard using your domain, user account and password.

  2. Navigate and Create Load Balancer

    Once logged into the Dashboard, navigate to the Load Balancers panel by selecting Project › Network › Load Balancers in the navigation menu, then select Create Load Balancer from the Load Balancers page.

  3. Create Load Balancer

    Provide the Load Balancer details, Load Balancer Name, Description (optional), IP Address and Subnet. When complete, select Next.

  4. Create Listener

    Provide a Name, Description, Protocol (HTTP, TCP, TERMINATED_HTTPS) and Port for the Load Balancer Listener.

  5. Create Pool

    Provide the Name, Description and Method (LEAST_CONNECTIONS, ROUND_ROBIN, SOURCE_IP) for the Load Balancer Pool.

  6. Add Pool Members

    Add members to the Load Balancer Pool.


    Optionally, you may add members to the load balancer pool after the load balancer has been created.

  7. Create Health Monitor

    Create Health Monitor by providing the Monitor type (HTTP, PING, TCP), the Health check interval, Retry count, timeout, HTTP Method, Expected HTTP status code and the URL path. Once all fields are filled, select Create Load Balancer.

  8. Load Balancer Provisioning Status

    Clicking on the Load Balancers tab again will provide the status of the Load Balancer. The Load Balancer will be in Pending Create until the Load Balancer is created, at which point the Load Balancer will change to an Active state.

  9. Load Balancer Overview

    Once Load Balancer 1 has been created, it will appear in the Load Balancers list. Click the Load Balancer 1, it will show the Overview. In this view, you can see the Load Balancer Provider type, the Admin State, Floating IP, Load Balancer, Subnet and Port ID's.

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