Load balancing and ingress - Amazon EKS

Load balancing and ingress

This chapter covers the following load balancing and ingress configuration options for Amazon EKS clusters:

  • Load balancing – Amazon EKS supports the AWS Network Load Balancer and the Classic Load Balancer for pods running on Amazon EC2 instance worker nodes through the Kubernetes LoadBalancer service type.

  • ALB Ingress Controller on Amazon EKS – The AWS ALB Ingress Controller for Kubernetes is a controller that triggers the creation of an AWS Application Load Balancer and the necessary supporting AWS resources whenever an ingress resource is created on a cluster with the kubernetes.io/ingress.class: alb annotation.