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From "Murali Reddy (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CLOUDSTACK-652) High Availability: EIP enhancements
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:18:12 GMT
Murali Reddy created CLOUDSTACK-652:

             Summary: High Availability: EIP enhancements
                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-652
             Project: CloudStack
          Issue Type: New Feature
      Security Level: Public (Anyone can view this level - this is the default.)
          Components: Network Controller
    Affects Versions: 4.1.0
            Reporter: Murali Reddy
            Assignee: Murali Reddy
             Fix For: 4.1.0

At present CloudStack has AWS EIP like functionality available where in user can a acquire
a public IP, and associate  static NAT (1:1) with an instance he owns. At any time user can
dis-associate the static NAT between the acquired public IP and instance, and create a new
static-NAT between the public IP and any other VM instance he owns. But current EIP semantics
available in CloudStack, will only let an user transfer EIP from one instance to another instance
with in the same zone.

In AWS, EIP [1] can be transferred across the availability zones. EIP can be used for building
failover architectures on AWS. For e.g. refer to [2][3] for failover architectures with EIP.




As part of this enhancement I would like to achieve following goals.

1. CloudStack supports EIP service only in basic zone. Enhance CloudStack, to provide EIP
service in isolated/shared networks of advanced zone as well. This should bring the parity
of EIP service availability in both basic and advanced zones.

2. Introduce a notion of ' Elastic IP' pool per region. User should be able to acquire an
elastic IP from the pool, and establish static NAT from the EIP to any of the instances user
owns in the zones under the region.

3. Elastic IP service provider in the zone, will be responsible for advertising the route
for EIP to upstream router. For this RHI (Route Health Injection) functionality commonly available
in ADC like NetScaler, Big IP, ADX etc will be leveraged. At the network manager framework
level no specific ADC/Appliance will be assumed as Elastic IP service provider and an abstract
Network Element command that achieves route health injection will need to be introduced.

Finally, i would like implement EIP across zone, using NetScaler load balancer appliances.
CloudStack already supports NetScaler as EIP service provider in the zone. I would like to
enhance the NetScaler integration so as to provide EIP across the zones functionality.

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