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Load Balancing Google Compute Engine Instances

Hands-On Lab


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To maximize the access of virtual machines, you’ll need to optimize the traffic each receives. The proper tool to achieve this is a load balancer. In order to best use a load balancer, you’ll need to make sure other systems are in place, including correctly configured firewall rules, instance health checks, and uniformly tagged instances. In this hands-on lab, we’ll set up three Compute Engine instances, a firewall rule to allow internet traffic, and a load balancer that includes an appropriately configured backend (with health checks) and a reserved static IP address for easy access.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.