OpenShift - Create load balance service using the oc create service command

If you are not familiar with the oc command, refer to OpenShift - Getting Started with the oc command.

A service can be used to load balance requests across pods.


The oc create service command can be used to create these type of services.

  • clusterip
  • externalname
  • loadbalancer
  • nodeport

In this example, a load balancer service named lb-service is created.

~]$ oc create service loadbalancer lb-service --tcp=8080
service/lb-service created


The oc get services command should show the service has been created. In this example that the service is listening on port 8080.

~]$ oc get services
NAME         TYPE           CLUSTER-IP       EXTERNAL-IP                            PORT(S)          AGE
lb-service   LoadBalancer      <pending>                              8080:30632/TCP   51s


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