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LBaaS ssl offloading

asked 2014-03-26 06:43:14 -0600

icm3012 gravatar image

I can see that ssl offloading using haproxy is listed in the Neutron/LbaaS pages but cant decide if this is actually implemented in Havanna or in Icehouse. This is a key requirement as I was considering moving to a hardware loadbalancer solution, but am presently using haproxy with stunnel and keepalive in our present Xen based virtual solution. This is messy and we have performance issues, but likely to be the existing hardware rather than the haproxy setup as we do not have a massive loading - about 150 concurrent users accessing three tomcat servers via this method.

So... Is Openstack Neutron LbaaS SSL offloading viable, assuming it is available to use now? Does anyone use this setup in production systems? Does anyone use other hardware or software options for SSL offloading?

Regards Ian

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Hi Ian, Have you been able to do the Neutron LbaaS SSL offloading in Icehouse?


Gobin Sougrakpam gravatar imageGobin Sougrakpam ( 2014-10-02 22:34:40 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-03-26 08:26:09 -0600

SamYaple gravatar image

I have not tested this deeply. I do know you will need HAProxy 1.5 to do SSL offloading. Most distros only have 1.4 in the repositories. When I compiled haproxy 1.5 and set everything up, it worked well.

But again, I did not test this too throughly. In the end, I did not put LBaaS in our production enviroment. But I have plans to enable it once further testing has taken place.

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Thanks Sam

I have since found 'snapt' which I am considering as an option - although present plan is to go with hardware LB supplied by Kemp.

Regards Ian

icm3012 gravatar imageicm3012 ( 2014-03-27 01:13:51 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-04-29 07:46:07 -0600

hjjung gravatar image

sam, Do you mean that ssl offload is visible in icehouse horizon? I Can't see.

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