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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 great significance to Cloud Suppliers who provide Load Balancer as a Service.

You’ll be able to 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 might create immediately by means of the VMware Cloud Director UI the next:

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

In VMware Cloud Director 10.5, a brand new merchandise has been added to the checklist 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 guage 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’ll find all kinds of match standards and actions to select from for every coverage kind which gives wonderful flexibility to the operation of the digital companies.

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

You’ll be able to swap between the totally different coverage varieties and outline new guidelines for every. Additionally, a number of insurance policies of various varieties could be mixed if wanted.

Be aware: This was additionally potential earlier than however solely carried out by the System Administrator immediately within the NSX Superior Load Balancer UI.  Now we convey this self-service functionality to the tip person 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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