Load Balancers

Creating a Kubernetes Service of type LoadBalancer will provision an external Symbiosis load balancer for your cluster, balancing the requests among all worker nodes. A public IPv4 address will be assigned to each load balancer.

Creating a Load Balancer

Creating a load balancer is as easy as defining a Service with type LoadBalancer, see example below:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
  name: my-service
    app: my-app
    - protocol: TCP
      port: 80
      targetPort: 8080
  type: LoadBalancer

The above service will balance traffic between pods with the label app: my-app on port 8080.

Once the load balancer is bound the IP address can be retrieved with kubectl:

kubectl get svc my-service --output jsonpath='{.status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].ip}'

Billing will start as soon as the load balancer is created and will be billed by the minute until it has been deleted.

UDP load balancing

Currently Symbiosis does not support UDP load balancing.