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How to create a Load Balancer

Reviewed on 26 May 2021Published on 26 May 2021

Load Balancers are highly available and fully-managed compute instances which allow you to distribute your workload across your various servers. They ensure the scaling of all your applications while securing their continuous availability, even in the event of heavy traffic. Load Balancers are commonly used to improve the performance and reliability of web sites, applications, databases and other services.


How to create a Load Balancer

  1. Click Load Balancer in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. If you have not already created Load Balancer, the product creation page is displayed:

  2. Click Create a Load Balancer. The creation wizard displays.

  3. Complete the following steps in the wizard:

    • Enter the Load Balancer name and description. Optionally, you can assign tags to help organize your Load Balancers.
    • Choose the Availability Zone in which your Load Balancer will be deployed geographically. Currently we provide the following Availability Zones:
      • PAR1: Paris 1, France.
      • PAR2: Paris 2, France (innovative and sustainable availability zone).
      • AMS1: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
      • WAW: Warsaw, Poland.
    • Select a Load Balancer type.
    • Select an IP address that will be assigned to your Load Balancer. If left empty, a new IP address is allocated automatically.
    • Configure your Frontend and Backend.
      • Frontend rules include:
        • Frontend rule name
        • Port
      • Backend rules include:
        • Backend rule name
        • Protocol: TCP or HTTP
        • Port
        • Proxy
        • Health check type and Health check option.
        • Sticky session with the cookie name associated
        • Server IP
  4. Click Create a Load Balancer.

Load Balancer limitations

The following technical limitations apply when using the Load Balancer product:

  • Your external highly available IP address can only be IPv4. However it is possible to use IPv6 between IPv6 and backend servers.
  • Each Load Balancer supports only one highly available frontend IP.

For further information, refer to the Load Balancer FAQ and API documentation.

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