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Updated on 2024-05-07 GMT+08:00

Changing the Specifications of a Dedicated Load Balancer

Scenario

You can change the specifications of a dedicated load balancer on the console:

  • Change the elastic specifications to fixed specifications, or the other way round.
  • Change an application load balancer to a network load balancer, or the other way round.
  • Upgrade or downgrade the specifications, for example, upgrade small I to medium I, or downgrade large I to medium I.
  • For details about the regions where elastic specification is available, see Function Overview.
  • You can only change the specifications of dedicated load balancers.

Table 1 describe the supported specifications change options.

Table 1 Supported change options for a pay-per-use load balancer

Billing Mode

Specifications

Change to Elastic

Change to Fixed

Adding Load Balancing Type

Removing Load Balancing Type

Upgrading Specifications

Downgrading Specifications

Pay-per-use

Elastic

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fixed

N/A

  • Upgrading specifications does not interrupt your services.
  • Downgrading specifications will temporarily interrupt services.
    • Network load balancing (TCP/UDP): New connections may not be able to be established.
    • Application load balancing (HTTP/HTTPS): New connections may not be able to be established and some persistent connections may be interrupted.

Constraints

  • Retain at least one load balancing type: application or network.
  • Before removing a load balancing type, you must delete the:
    • HTTP or HTTPS listeners added to an application load balancer.
    • TCP or UDP listeners added to a network load balancer.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. In the upper left corner of the page, click and select the desired region and project.
  3. Hover on in the upper left corner to display Service List and choose Networking > Elastic Load Balance.
  4. On the Load Balancers page, locate the load balancer whose specifications you want to modify, click More in the Operation column, and select Change Specifications.
  5. Select the new specifications and click Next.
  6. Confirm the information and click Submit.

    For yearly/monthly dedicated load balancers, confirm the order, select a payment method, and click Confirm Payment.

Popular Questions

  • Can I Change the Type of a Load Balancer?

    Yes, you can change an application load balancer to a network load balancer, or the other way round.

  • Does Changing Specifications Affect Services?

    Upgrading specifications does not affect your services, while downgrading specifications temporarily interrupt your services.