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Reviewed on 26 May 2021Published on 26 May 2021

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

Requirements:

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.

How to add frontends

  1. Click Load Balancer 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 Add Frontend.

  5. Enter a name, port and protocol for your new frontend.

  6. Choose between creating a new backend or using an existing backend.

    • If creating a new backend, enter a name, port, protocol, proxy, health check type, sticky session configuration and server IP
    • If using an existing backend, click Use an existing Backend and select the backend of your choice from the dropdown list.
  7. Click Create Frontend.

How to add backends

  1. Click Load Balancer 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 Add Backend.

  5. Enter a name, port, protocol, proxy, health check type, sticky session configuration and server IP for your new backend.

  6. Click Create Backend

How to delete a Load Balancer

  1. Click Load Balancer in the Network section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The Load Balancer dashboard displays.

  2. Click the Load Balancer you want to delete.

  3. Scroll down and click Delete Load Balancer.

    Important:

    This will permanently delete your Load Balancer and all your data will be lost. This action is irreversible.

  4. Type DELETE in the pop-up box.

  5. Tick the checkbox to delete the associated IP address.

  6. Click Delete this Load Balancer.