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Dedicated Load Balancers

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CloudHub dedicated load balancers (DLBs) are an optional component of Anypoint Platform that enable you to route external HTTP and HTTPS traffic to multiple Mule applications deployed to CloudHub workers in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Dedicated load balancers enable you to:

  • Handle load balancing among the different CloudHub workers that run your application.

  • Define SSL configurations to provide custom certificates and optionally enforce two-way SSL client authentication.

  • Configure proxy rules that map your applications to custom domains.

    This enables you to host your applications under a single domain.

To use a dedicated load balancer in your environment, you must first create an Anypoint VPC. Because you can associate multiple environments with the same Anypoint VPC, you can use the same dedicated load balancer for your different environments.

You can view the load balancer and Anypoint VPC endpoints in your Anypoint Platform organization from the API portal.

Creating and Configuring a Dedicated Load Balancer

To create and configure a load balancer, you must be an administrator of the organization to which the load balancer is associated.

DLB names must be unique across all DLBs defined in Anypoint Platform (by all MuleSoft customers).

There are three ways to create and configure a dedicated load balancer for your Anypoint VPC:

  • Runtime Manager from Anypoint Platform

  • The cloudhub load-balancer create command from the Anypoint Platform CLI

  • The Cloudhub API through these endpoints:

    • anypoint.mulesoft.com/cloudhub/api/organizations/{orgid}/loadbalancers

    • anypoint.mulesoft.com/cloudhub/api/organizations/{orgid}/vpcs

For a full description of loadbalancers and vpcs endpoints, see the API Portal. In the API portal, search for the CloudHub API in the Mule APIs and enter the latest version.

Dedicated Load Balancer Licensing

Each DLB unit that you purchase is the equivalent of two workers handling load balancing between CloudHub workers. You can assign up to four load balancer units to a DLB. A DLB with four load balancer units assigned has eight workers.