Testing the Functionality of the Load Balancer
In this lab step, you will test that the load balancer you configured correctly handles the internet traffic.
1. Navigate to the load balancer dashboard and click on the load balancer you created in the previous step.
2. You will be displayed the information about the load balancer:
3. Copy the IP address under the Frontend section:
4. Paste the IP address in a new web browser page and you will reach the website hosted on both the instances:
Note: Because the load balancer is responsible for handling the traffic, you don't know which is the instance that served your HTTP request.
Warning: If you reach a 404 error page, just wait up to 5 minutes to let the load balancer perform all the operations for associating with the backend service.
In this lab step, you tested that the load balancer you configured correctly handled the internet traffic.