OpenStack External Networks
NSX Advanced Load Balancer supports using OpenStack external networks, the ones marked as
"external=True" as VIP and/or pool networks. If these external networks have been correctly provisioned/ configured, then the VIP is directly reachable from outside OpenStack without need for a floating-IP association.
This feature is disabled by default.
To enable External Networks via the CLI,
configure cloud Default-Cloud cloud> openstack_configuration cloud:openstack_configuration> external_networks cloud:openstack_configuration> save cloud> save
External Networks can be enabled via the UI.
To enable the feature via the UI,
- From the UI, click on Infrastructure > Clouds.
Navigate to Step 3: Network from the New Cloud: or Edit Cloud: wizard.
- Click on the option External Networks to enable it.
Starting with NSX Advanced Load Balance 22.1.3, the following is the procedure: