Available Provider Drivers

Octavia supports enabling multiple provider drivers via the Octavia v2 API. Drivers, other than the reference Amphora driver, exist outside of the Octavia repository and are not maintained by the Octavia team. This list is intended to provide a place for operators to discover and find available load balancing provider drivers.

This list is a “best effort” to keep updated, so please check with your favorite load balancer provider to see if they support OpenStack load balancing. If they don’t, make a request for support!


The provider drivers listed here may not be maintained by the OpenStack LBaaS (Octavia) team. Please submit bugs for these projects through their respective bug tracking systems.

Drivers are installed on all of your Octavia API instances using pip and automatically integrated with Octavia using setuptools entry points. Once installed, operators can enable the provider by adding the provider to the Octavia configuration file enabled_provider_drivers setting in the [api_settings] section. Be sure to install and enable the provider on all of your Octavia API instances.

A10 Networks OpenStack Octavia Driver

A10 Networks Octavia Driver for Thunder, vThunder and AX Series Appliances.

Default provider name: a10

The driver source: https://github.com/a10networks/a10-octavia/

The documentation: https://github.com/a10networks/a10-octavia/

Where to report issues with the driver: Contact A10 Networks


This is the reference driver for Octavia, meaning it is used for testing the Octavia code base. It is an open source, scalable, and highly available load balancing provider. It adopts taskflow jobboard feature and saves task states into the persistence backend, this allows to continue task execution if controller work was interrupted.

Default provider name: amphora

The driver package: https://pypi.org/project/octavia/

The driver source: https://opendev.org/openstack/octavia/

The documentation: https://docs.openstack.org/octavia/latest/

Where to report issues with the driver: https://launchpad.net/octavia

F5 Networks Provider Driver for OpenStack Octavia by SAP SE

F5 Networks Provider Driver for OpenStack Octavia provided by SAP SE.

Default provider name: f5

The driver source: https://github.com/sapcc/octavia-f5-provider-driver

Where to report issues with the driver: Contact SAP SE

OVN Octavia Provider Driver

OVN provides virtual networking for Open vSwitch and is a component of the Open vSwitch project. This project provides integration between OpenStack Octavia and OVN.

Default provider name: ovn

The driver package: https://pypi.org/project/ovn-octavia-provider/

The driver source: https://opendev.org/openstack/ovn-octavia-provider

The documentation: https://docs.openstack.org/ovn-octavia-provider/latest/

Where to report issues with the driver: https://bugs.launchpad.net/neutron/+bugs?field.tag=ovn-octavia-provider

Radware Provider Driver for OpenStack Octavia

Radware provider driver for OpenStack Octavia.

Default provider name: radware

The driver package: https://pypi.org/project/radware_octavia_rocky_driver/

The documentation: https://pypi.org/project/radware_octavia_rocky_driver/

Where to report issues with the driver: Contact Radware

VMware NSX

VMware NSX Octavia Driver.

Default provider name: vmwareedge

The driver package: https://pypi.org/project/vmware-nsx/

The driver source: https://opendev.org/x/vmware-nsx

Where to report issues with the driver: https://bugs.launchpad.net/vmware-nsx