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Use Kubernetes Cluster without Digital Ocean specific Load Balancer

Is it possible to use a Kubernetes Cluster with a custom Nginx load balancer instead of the Digital Ocean load balancer. I need to be able to assign multiple domains to the cluster which isn’t possible with the Digital Ocean load balancer. If it is possible, how would I get static public IP for the cluster? Thanks!


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Bobby Iliev
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January 25, 2023

Hey there,

I believe that this is not possible, a Load Balancer is the way to go. You could setup an Nginx Ingress to route traffic from your domains to your back-end services:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-an-nginx-ingress-on-digitalocean-kubernetes-using-helm

https://marketplace.digitalocean.com/apps/nginx-ingress-controller

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

https://ideas.digitalocean.com/

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.