Abiquo 5.0

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See Rackspace features table

Obtain credentials for Rackspace

Obtaining credentials for RackSpace is relatively simple.
  1. Log in to the RackSpace Cloud Control Panel.
  2. In the top right corner, open the Account pulldown menu.
  3. Select Account Settings
  4. Click Show to display the API key
  5. Add your credentials to the cloud platform:
    • Username
    • API key

Create load balancers in Rackspace

Rackspace automatically creates networks and IP addresses for your virtual machines and network connections for your load balancers. The virtual machines to be load balanced can be in the same or different virtual appliances.

RS LB general information

Field

Value

Name

The name of the load balancer. Can be changed when editing the load balancer

Algorithm

The algorithms supported by Rackspace are:

  • LEAST_CONNECTIONS
  • RANDOM
  • ROUND_ROBIN
  • WEIGHTED_LEAST_CONNECTIONS
  • WEIGHTED_ROUND_ROBIN

Addresses

The addresses to assign to the load balancer, which can be

  • public 
  • private
  • OR both

In RackSpace, the first address in a virtual datacenter must be automatically created. Later, an existing address may be used to create more load balancers for connections to different ports

RS LB routing rules

Field

Value

Common protocols

To load predefined values, select one of the most common protocols. The complete list can be configured in the client-config-custom.json file. See  Configure Abiquo UI 

Protocol in

The incoming protocol to the load balancer. The complete list can be configured in the client-config-custom.json file. See  Configure Abiquo UI 

Port in

The incoming port to the load balancer

Protocol out

The outgoing protocol from the load balancer

Port out

The outgoing port from the load balancer

SSL CerftificateSelect an existing certificate or click Add a new certificate
AddClick Add to save a routing rule for the load balancer

RS LB health checks

Field

Value

Common protocols

To load predefined values, select one of the most common protocols.

Name

Name of the health check

Protocol

The protocol with which the health check will be performed. Rackspace supports HTTP, HTTPS and CONNECT. The health check protocols HTTP and HTTPS can only be used with routing rules for the same protocol.

Port

The port to which the health check will be performed.

PathThe server path to ping. Required by Rackspace for health monitors using HTTP and HTTPS protocols
Interval (sec)The interval in seconds between health checks
Timeout (sec)The timeout in seconds after which an attempted health check will be considered unsuccessful
AttemptsThe number of attempts before the health check will be considered unsuccessful
AddAdd the current health check to the load balancer

To attach virtual machines to your load balancer, drag and drop them from the Available Nodes list into the Attached Nodes list. You can also attach virtual machines by selecting load balancers when configuring the virtual machine.

Click Save to create your load balancer.

After your load balancer is created, the IP address created for it is available to other load balancers.