Enable Octavia on a new OpenStack environment

Enable Octavia on a new OpenStack environment

You can enable Octavia before deploying an OpenStack-based MCP cluster and automatically deploy it together with other OpenStack components using the dedicated Jenkins pipeline.

To enable Octavia on a new OpenStack environment:

  1. While generating a deployment metadata model for your new OpenStack-based MCP cluster as described in Create a deployment metadata model, select the following parameters in the Model Designer web UI:

    • OVS as a networking engine in the Infrastructure parameters section

    • Openstack octavia enabled in the Product parameters section

    • For MCP versions starting from the 2019.2.8 maintenance update:

      • To use the amphora HA mode, set Octavia amphora topology to ACTIVE_STANDBY

      • To use a spare amphorae pool for the Octavia load balancer, set the required pool size in Octavia spare amphora pool size

    • If you need TLS support with Barbican, select Barbican enabled in the Product parameters section

    • TECHNICAL PREVIEW If you want to enable Octavia Cluster Manager, select Octavia Cluster Manager in the Product parameters section

  2. Proceed with further cluster configuration as required. Octavia will be deployed during your OpenStack environment deployment by the dedicated Jenkins pipeline. For the deployment details, see: Deploy an OpenStack environment.