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Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer Guide

By : Maurizio Ipsale, Mirko Gilioli
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Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer Guide

By: Maurizio Ipsale, Mirko Gilioli

Overview of this book

Google Cloud, the public cloud platform from Google, has a variety of networking options, which are instrumental in managing a networking architecture. This book will give you hands-on experience of implementing and securing networks in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You will understand the basics of Google Cloud infrastructure and learn to design, plan, and prototype a network on GCP. After implementing a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), you will configure network services and implement hybrid connectivity. Later, the book focuses on security, which forms an important aspect of a network. You will also get to grips with network security and learn to manage and monitor network operations in GCP. Finally, you will learn to optimize network resources and delve into advanced networking. The book also helps you to reinforce your knowledge with the help of mock tests featuring exam-like questions. By the end of this book, you will have gained a complete understanding of networking in Google Cloud and learned everything you need to pass the certification exam.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: Network Infrastructure
Section 2: Network Services and Security
Section 3: Network Operations, Management, and Monitoring
Chapter 9: Professional Cloud Network Engineer Certification Preparation

Configuring load balancing

In this section, you will discover how to configure load balancing services in GCP. As we discussed in Chapter 2, Designing, Planning, and Prototyping a GCP Network, Google Cloud offers several types of load balancing services that you can put in front of your backends. Now, you will learn how to configure the following load balancing solutions, as shown in Figure 4.1:

  • HTTP(S) Global Load Balancing
  • Internal Network Load Balancing

Let's start by introducing the HTTPS Global Load Balancer network service in GCP.

HTTP(S) Global Load Balancing

When your web application requires high availability of responses to web requests coming from global users, then you can choose HTTP(S) Global Load Balancing from GCP. The following diagram shows a case study of HTTP(S) Global Load Balancing that distributes web requests to a group of compute engines across different GCP regions:

Figure 4.1 – HTTP(S) Global Load...