Tanzu – Load Balancer Service

Introduction to VMware Tanzu Load Balancer service!

VMware Tanzu Load Balancer is a cloud-native load balancer that is built for Kubernetes and other modern container environments. With Tanzu Load Balancer, developers can easily configure and manage load balancing for their applications, without needing to worry about the underlying infrastructure. The solution supports a range of traffic management and security features, including SSL termination, traffic routing, and health checks.

Key Benefits of VMware Tanzu Load Balancer

  1. Simplified Deployment and Management: Tanzu Load Balancer integrates with Kubernetes and other container orchestration tools, making it easy to deploy and manage load balancing for modern applications.
  2. High Availability and Scalability: Tanzu Load Balancer is designed to be highly available and scalable, so you can ensure that your applications are always up and running, even during peak traffic periods.
  3. Advanced Traffic Management: Tanzu Load Balancer offers advanced traffic management features, including SSL termination, traffic routing, and health checks, making it easy to optimize your application performance and ensure that your traffic is secure.
  4. Security: Tanzu Load Balancer provides robust security features, including SSL/TLS encryption and client authentication, to protect your applications and ensure that your data is safe.
  5. Cost-Effective: Tanzu Load Balancer is a cost-effective solution that is designed to help enterprises reduce their infrastructure costs while delivering the reliability and scalability that modern applications require.

Below is a list of commands to get you started on VMware Tanzu Load Balancer Service. These were extremely useful to me, and I hope that you find them useful too!

Create Load Balancer service

/root/Tanzu/lb-service.yaml (sample yaml file for load balancer)

apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
name: lb-service
app: nextlevelsddc
- port: 80
targetPort: 80
type: LoadBalancer

Create the load balancer service.

# kubectl apply -f /root/Tanzu/lb-service.yaml

A new NSX virtual service is created and issued with an IP address from the ingress CIDR that was defined during the vSphere with Tanzu enablement process.

List the Kubernetes services.

# kubectl get services

Disclaimer: “I am a member of the Tanzu Vanguard community. As an active member, I am passionate about Tanzu and its offerings and willingly share my knowledge and experience with the world. I am not a representative of VMware. My views are my own. If you’d like to learn more about Tanzu Vanguard, please visit https://tanzu.vmware.com/vanguard”