Available Provider Drivers

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 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.


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.

Default provider name: amphora

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

The driver source: https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/octavia/

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

Where to report issues with the driver: https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/project/908

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