The Avi Vantage Platform is built on software-defined architectural principles to create a centrally managed pool of distributed load balancers to deliver application services close to the applications.
Avi Vantage brings public-cloud-like simplicity and flexibility to application services such as load balancing, application visibility and analytics, autoscaling, and complete REST API-driven automation. Avi Vantage runs on any x86 servers (VMs, bare metal, or containers) and scales up and scales down automatically, and on-demand, in response to application traffic.
All necessary information (Load Balancer configuration, Controller and SE version) pattern get by REST API requests.
Requests can be send to Controller only.
Pattern uses commands:
/api/cluster – get Avi Controller cluster information
/api/cluster/runtime – get Avi Controller cluster state
/api/cluster/version – get Avi Controller version info
/api/virtualservice – get load balancer services
/api/pool – get load balancer pool and member
/api/poolgroup – match poolgroup to pool (virtualservice can refer to pool or poolgroup)
Avi Controller REST API supports 'basic authentication' or 'Avi Vantage Web API' (support since Discovery 11.3):
|AviLoadBalancer||SoftwareCluster||type||=||Avi Controller Cluster|
The pattern creates a Load Balancer Instance with the following attributes:
|key||"Avi Networks LB Instance/%avi_cluster.name%/%avi_cluster.cluster_id%"|
|type||'Avi Networks LB Instance'|
|name||A "%lb_instance_name% on %avi_cluster.vip%"|
|version||A version of the Avi Load Blanacer.|
The pattern models a network service relationship between the Software Cluster and the Load Balancer Instance.
The pattern creates a Load Balancer Service with the following attributes:
|name||A service name.|
|ip_addr||A listen node IP address.|
|port||A listen node port.|
|type||Normal, Parent or Child|
The pattern models a containment relationship between the Load Balancer Instance and a Load Balancer Service.
The pattern also models a containment relationship between the Load Balancer Service and a Load Balancer Pool.
The pattern creates a Load Balancer Pool with the following attributes:
|name||A pool name.|
|algorithm||A algorithm used.|
|uuid||A UUID of the pool|
The pattern models a containment relationship between the Load Balancer Instance and a Load Balancer Pool.
The pattern creates a Load Balancer Member for every server and populates the following attributes:
|ip_addr||A server IP address.|
|port||A server port.|
|name||A server name.|
|short_name||A short server name|
|state||A server state|
The pattern models a containment relationship between the Load Balancer Pool and a Load Balancer Member.