Custom loadbalancer?

Hi, I have created a Kubernetes cluster with the help of DOs’ Kubernetes service. Every time I create a load balancer service inside my cluster, a load balancer from DO gets created which is a paid service. We currently don’t need that load-balancing performance, and I am not sure how to spin up a free load balancer.

Is there some way this can be achieved?

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I use a service mesh, Linkerd, which is on the DO Marketplace and easily installable in existing clusters. Then I use an ingress controller to handle the external traffic coming in. It can sustain drains and upgrades with Linkerd. It does so by using the Ingress kind and proper annotations.

@deepinthought Thank you for the reply!

I went and created nginx-ingress controller! One load balancer is perf fine! Will check linkerd in the future!

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Thanks for the reply! So if I were to install my own Kubernetes cluster onto a vm then I could spin up free load balancers?

If I were to use a paid load balancer, is it possible to use one load balancer to route all traffic in the cluster?