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  1. OpenShift Top Level Product Strategy
  2. OCPPLAN-7476

MetalLB Support for Load Balancing Bare Metal and On-Premises Infrastructure



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      Goal: Support load balancing of cluster services on bare metal and other on-premises infrastructure environments by integrating with MetalLB. 


      • Replacing the built-in API load balancer solution that uses keepalived/haproxy and is included with on-prem IPI installs for bare metal, vsphere, openstack

      Why is this important: OpenShift customers want to load balance their cluster services using a Red Hat supported, integrated capability that is part of the installer.  Public Cloud provider installations take advantage of native LB services, but this does not exist for on-premises infrastructure such as bare metal and vSphere deployments.  


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      Role Contact
      PM Marc Curry
      Stakeholder Teams Network Edge (Marc Curry)
      Bare Metal (Ramon Acedo Rodriguez) 
      5G Core (Franck Baudin)
      KNI ()
      Documentation Owner TBD
      Delivery Owner (See assignee)
      Quality Engineer (See QA contact)


      Done Checklist:

      Who What Reference
      CI CI is running, tests are automated and merged.  
      DEV Upstream code and tests merged <link to meaningful PR or GitHub Issue>
      DEV Upstream documentation merged <link to meaningful PR or GitHub Issue>
      DEV gap doc updated <name sheet and cell>
      DEV Upgrade consideration <link to upgrade-related test or design doc>
      QE Test plans in Polarion <link or reference to Polarion>
      QE Automated tests merged <link or reference to automated tests>
      DOC Downstream documentation merged <link to meaningful PR>




            mcurry@redhat.com Marc Curry
            mcurry@redhat.com Marc Curry
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