LBaaS in VMware Cloud Director

VMware Cloud Director 10.5 is GA now with loads of new thrilling options. Amongst these new options are the continued integration enhancements with VMware NSX Superior Load Balancer, which is of serious significance to Cloud Suppliers who provide Load Balancer as a Service.

You may be taught extra about this integration and its advantages from this video.

Earlier than 10.5, as a part of self-servicing the LBaaS, tenant directors may create instantly via the VMware Cloud Director UI the next:

  • Server swimming pools with a default port, load balancer algorithm, well being monitor(s), and so forth.
  • Digital companies with their relevant sort, VIP, ports, and so forth. 

In VMware Cloud Director 10.5, a brand new merchandise has been added to the listing of tenant configurable settings – HTTP insurance policies per digital service.

Group Directors can now outline:

  • HTTP Request insurance policies to permit manipulation of HTTP requests. These requests could also be modified earlier than they’re forwarded to the server.
  • HTTP Response insurance policies to judge responses from the server and can be utilized to change the server’s response headers.
  • HTTP Safety insurance policies to implement extra safety measures.

You could find all kinds of match standards and actions to select from for every coverage sort which offers wonderful flexibility to the operation of the digital companies.

Creating a brand new coverage is as simple as clicking on the three dots subsequent to a digital service and deciding on Configure Insurance policies.

You may change between the completely different coverage varieties and outline new guidelines for every. Additionally, a number of insurance policies of various varieties will be mixed if wanted.

Be aware: This was additionally doable earlier than however solely carried out by the System Administrator instantly within the NSX Superior Load Balancer UI.  Now we deliver this self-service functionality to the tip consumer tenants.

Keep tuned to our weblog for extra updates on VMware Cloud Director and its integration with VMware NSX Superior Load Balancer.

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