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Octavia Radware driver for Openstack Rocky

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Radware provider driver for Openstack Octavia

This driver is the Octavia provider driver for openstack ROCKY release.


  • Radware provider driver is currently not supporting following:

    • UDP type pools are partially supported

    • Members batch update is not supported.

    • TERMINATED_HTTPS listeners are not supported.

Activate and configure Radware’s Octavia provider:

  • Install the radware_octavia_rocky_driver package by executing the following command (use sudo if needed):

    pip install radware_octavia_rocky_driver
  • Open the Octavia configuration file named octavia.conf. Under [api_settings] section, add Radware provider to enabled_provider_drivers list.

    You may also want to set the default provider to Radware by setting the default_provider_driver option.

  • The provider configuation for Radware driver should be defined in a proprietary configuration file under “/etc/radware” folder.

    The name of the file is “octavia_driver.conf”.

    Note:Pay attention to the configuration file permissions and owner, the file should have read permissions for neutron user.

    The name of the section should be [DEFAULT]. Add driver’s parameters under the DEFAULT section, for a reference:

    vdirect_ip =

    See all possible parameters description in this README.rst file

  • Restart the Octavia service

Using Radware’s Octavia provider:

For LB creation with Radware provider specify the radware provider in loadbalancer create CLI command. For example, if the name of the radware provider is radware, provider configuration CLI command will be:

openstack loadbalancer create --provider radware ...

Driver’s configuration parameters specification:

Following is a list of all driver configuration parameters. The only mandatory parameter is vdirect_address. Other parameters have default values

  • vdirect_ip: The primary / standalone vDirect server IP address. **This parameter is mandatory*.

  • vdirect_secondary_address: The secondary vDirect server IP address when vDirect HA pair is used.

  • vdirect_user: The vDirect server user name, the default is root.

  • vdirect_password: The vDirect server user password, the default is radware.

  • vdirect_http_port: The vDirect server HTTP port. The default is the default vDirect server HTTP port 2188.

  • vdirect_https_port: The vDirect server HTTPS port. The default is the default vDirect server HTTPS port 2189.

  • use_https: Use HTTPS for vDirect server connections, the default is True. If False is set, HTTP connections will be used.

  • ssl_verify_context: Verify SSL certificates on HTTPS connections. the default is True.

  • timeout: vDirect server HTTP[S] connection timeout, the default is 5000 milliseconds.

  • base_uri: vDirect server REST API base uri, the default is ‘’.

  • service_adc_type: ADC service type. Options are: VA or VX, the default is VA.

  • service_ha_pair: Enables or disables ADC service HA-pair, the default is False.

  • configure_allowed_address_pairs: configure specific allowed address pairs on VIP and PIP ports, in addition to a general CIDR allowed address pair configuration, the default is False.

  • service_throughput: Service throughput, the default is 1000.

  • service_ssl_throughput: Service SSL throughput, the default is 100.

  • service_compression_throughput: Service compression throughput, the default is 100.

  • service_cache: The size of ADC service cache, the default is 20.

  • service_resource_pool_ids: The list of vDirect server’s resource pools to use for ADC service provissioning, the default is empty.

  • service_isl_vlan: A required VLAN for the interswitch link to use, the default is -1.

  • service_session_mirroring_enabled: Enable or disable Alteon interswitch link for stateful session failover the default is False.

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