Implementing the Advanced Load Balancing for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution includes enabling VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer in your SDDC by deploying the Avi Controller cluster with three nodes and configuring a NSX-T Cloud Connector to provide automated load balancing.

For information on the Advanced Load Balancing design, refer to Detailed Design of Advanced Load Balancing for VMware Cloud Foundation section.

Note:

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer version 20.1.6 would be used as a place holder release. Any Avi Vantage release beginning v20.1.6 is qualified to be used with this validated solution.

VMware will provide automation for various workflows described in this solution. Automation will be provided through most popular automation tools such as vRO, Ansible and Terraform. These workflows will be hosted at https://github.com/rainpole/vvs-advanced-load-balancing. Please refer to the github repository for more details.

The repository layout consists of two parts for easy navigation:

  1. Folder for each automation tool - Pick the tool of choice for automation.

  2. Folder for each automated workflow - Contains detailed information on how to execute the workflow.

Prerequisites

Verify that your environment is configured according to Before You Apply This Guidance and the  Planning and Preparation of Advanced Load Balancing for VMware Cloud Foundation section.

Procedure

Day 0 Workflows – One-time workflows to setup the VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer

  1. Deploy Advanced Load Balancing for VMware Cloud Foundation

  2. Automate Application Orchestration for Advanced Load Balancing for VMware Cloud Foundation