This topic describes how to create an Internet SLB instance and forward client requests to two ECS instances that act as backend servers.

Note Before you create an SLB instance, you must plan its configurations such as the instance type, region, and billing method. For more information, see Make preparationsFor more information, see Before you begin.
Perform the following operations:
  1. Create an SLB instance.

    Create an SLB instance. An SLB instance is an entity running the SLB service.

  2. Add listeners and backend servers.

    After you create an SLB instance, you must add listeners and backend servers.

  3. (Optional) Resolve a domain name.

    Use Alibaba Cloud DNS to resolve a domain name to the IP address of the SLB instance. Then, the SLB instance can provide external services.

  4. Release an SLB instance.

    If an SLB instance is no longer needed, delete the instance to avoid extra fees.