hands-on labLoad Balancing (Global Load Balancer)
Using a Load Balancer, you can spread the load of your service across multiple virtual machines. However, this does not protect from a regional failure. In this Lab step, you will set up a Global Load Balancer in a different region from other Load Balancers to see that if one region fails, the other region can take over.
In this Lab exercise, you will:
Start with two pre-existing virtual networks with a single virtual machine in each one., (these virtual machines are both linked to Load Balancers in their own Region). Then, you will complete the following tasks.
- Create a Load Balancer rule for each of the two existing Load Balancers
- Test the Load balancers to make sure you can connect to the web servers
- Implement a Global Load Balancer connecting to the two existing Load Balancers
- Test the failover from one region to another
May 23rd, 2023 - Updated screenshots and instructions to reflect latest UI
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