OpenELB is an open-source load balancer implementation designed for exposing the LoadBalancer type of Kubernetes services in bare metal, edge, and virtualization environments.
In cloud-based Kubernetes clusters, Services are usually exposed by using load balancers provided by cloud vendors. However, cloud-based load balancers are unavailable in bare-metal or on-premise environments. OpenELB allows users to create LoadBalancer Services in bare-metal, egde, and virtualization environments for external access, and provides the same user experience as cloud-based load balancers.
- Load balancing in BGP mode and Layer 2 mode
- ECMP routing and load balancing
- IP address pool management
- BGP configuration using CRDs
- Installation using Helm Chart
Without a bare-metal environment yet? Doesn't matter!
You can learn how to use OpenELB in a cloud-based Kubernetes cluster by following the OpenELB Documentation.
OpenELB Roadmap lists the features and bug fixes for each milestone. If you have any new ideas, feature requests or suggestions, please submit a proposal.
Support, Discussion and Contributing
OpenELB is a sub-project of KubeSphere.
- Join us at the KubeSphere Slack Channel to get support or simply tell us that you are using OpenELB.
- You have code or documents for OpenELB? Contributions are always welcome! See Building and Contributing to obtain guidance.
OpenELB is a promising newcomer in Service proxy, which enriches the CNCF CLOUD NATIVE Landscape.
OpenELB is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See LICENSE for the full license text.