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I'm looking for a way to load balance (LB) layer3 network traffic with GCP. Off the shelf GCP load blancers support only down to layer4 (TCP/UDP). I would like to find the most GCP native solution for this in order to minimise management orchestration.

My question split into two:

  1. Is this possible to obtain using only the current GCP features (Using the GCP API) ?

If not

  1. What is a good alternative for implementing and managing a layer3 load balancer when using a cloud service platform (the solution can be hybrid or agnostic to GCP) ?

Note: I tried using iproute2 with ECMP to implement the LB but its hard to managing when you start scaling up.

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To answer your first question, GCP doesn't provide any L3 Load Balancing solutions at the moment. I would suggest filing a Feature Request . Note that there's no ETA for its availability or guarantee of implementation.

Regarding your second question, I would recommend consider using a third party software like HAProxy, NGINX or check other available options in GCP Marketplace.

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  • Tnx for the replay. Sadly I have came to the same conclusion after a long research. – Daniel Apr 22 at 12:28

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