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Issue in Load Balancer Scaling

I have been working with a load balancer, and I have successfully set it up, with it currently operational. However, I have some questions regarding scaling. I understand that increasing the number of nodes will facilitate scaling. My specific doubts are as follows: If I need to make changes and deploy them, how can I achieve this in Digital Ocean? In AWS, we have the option of a launch configuration/template that we create using an AMI. This configuration/template is then attached to an auto-scaling group with specified minimum and maximum desired nodes.


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Bobby Iliev
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December 2, 2023

Hi there,

With the DigitalOcean Managed Loadbalancers you don’t have to manually specify an AMI. This is all done automatically, and you would just need to increase the number of nodes that the Load Balancer uses.

Each additional node increases the load balancer’s maximum:

  • Requests per second by 10,000
  • Simultaneous connections by 10,000
  • New SSL connections per second by 250

You can find an in depth guide for this here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/load-balancers/how-to/scale/

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby

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