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How to manage frontends and backends

Published on 26 May 2021

When you create your Load Balancer, you set up one frontend and one backend (which consists of one or several servers). This page shows you how you can add additional frontends and backends to your Load Balancer, for example to balance several different applications by creating frontends listening on different ports each of which forwards traffic to its own backend or set of backends.

Identity and Access Management (IAM):

If you have activated IAM, you may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets
Requirements:

How to add frontends

  1. Click Load Balancers in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The Load Balancer dashboard displays.
  2. Click the Load Balancer you want to add frontends to. The Load Balancer information page displays.
  3. Click the Frontends tab.
  4. Click the green + button.
  5. Enter a name, port and SSL certificate(s) for your new frontend. Note that each frontend must listen on a different port.
  6. Choose between using an existing backend or creating a new backend.
    • If using an existing backend, click Use an existing Backend and select the backend of your choice from the dropdown list.
    • If creating a new backend, click Create a new Backend and enter a name, protocol, port proxy, health check type, server IP(s) and advanced settings as required.
  7. Click Create Frontend.
    Note:
    • By default, each Load Balancer is created using round-robin balancing rules.

How to edit frontends

  1. Click Load Balancers in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The Load Balancer dashboard displays.
  2. Click the Load Balancer you want to edit. The Load Balancer information page displays.
  3. Click the Frontends tab.
  4. Click «See more Icon» next to the frontend you want to edit
  5. Click Edit.
  6. Make your edits. You can change:
    • Frontend name
    • Port
    • SSL Certificate(s)
    • Attached backend
  7. Click Edit Frontend.

How to add backends

  1. Click Load Balancers in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The Load Balancer dashboard displays.
  2. Click the Load Balancer you want to add backends to. The Load Balancer information page displays.
  3. Click the Backends tab.
  4. Click the green + button.
  5. Enter a name, protocol, port, proxy, health check type, server IP(s) and advanced settings as required for your new backend.
  6. Click Create Backend.

How to edit backends

  1. Click Load Balancers in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The Load Balancer dashboard displays.
  2. Click the Load Balancer you want to edit. The Load Balancer information page displays.
  3. Click the Backends tab.
  4. Click «Edit Icon» next to the backend you want to edit.
  5. Make your edits.
  6. Click Submit once your edits are done.
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