About the speakerNico Vibert

Nico Vibert is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Isovalent – the company behind the open-source cloud native solution Cilium. Nico has worked in many different roles – operations and support, design and architecture, technical pre-sales – at companies such as HashiCorp, VMware and Cisco. Nico’s focus is primarily on network, cloud and automation and he loves creating content and writing books. Nico regularly speaks at events, whether on a large scale such as VMworld, Cisco Live or at smaller forums such as VMware and AWS User Groups or virtual events such as HashiCorp HashiTalks. Outside of Isovalent, Nico’s passionate about intentional diversity & inclusion initiatives and is Chief DEI Officer at the Open Technology organization OpenUK.

Cilium Shared LB – Mini Demo

[01:13] In Cilium 1.13, Ingress Resource can now share Kubernetes LoadBalancer Resources. Watch the mini demo to learn more!


We start this mini demo by looking at on the left at version 1.12 of Cilium where you can see we get 50 load balancer resources with 50 IP addresses allocated. Why 50? Because we have 50 Ingress Resources. In 1.12, every time you deployed an Ingress resource, you would get a dedicated load balancer. However, in 1.13, we are introducing the shared load balancer mode, which is now the default.

If we look at the quick configuration, you can see that the Ingress default load balancer mode is shared. So, with 50 Ingress resources this time you can see they’re all sharing the same IP address and there is only one load balancer resource, which is clearly much more economical than what we had in version 1.12 where we had our 50.