This topic provides answers to some frequently asked questions about endpoint groups.

Can I use GA if the region where my endpoints are deployed is not supported by GA?

Yes.

You can select the region that is nearest to your endpoints when you configure the endpoint group. Global Accelerator (GA) forwards requests to the optimal endpoint in the endpoint group.

How do I view the endpoint group IP addresses of a GA instance?

You can view the endpoint group IP addresses in a region in the GA console:

  1. Log on to the GA console.
  2. On the Instances page, find the GA instance that you want to manage and click Configure Listeners in the Actions column.
  3. On the Listeners tab, find the listener and choose What to do next > View Endpoint Group in the Actions column.
  4. On the Endpoint Group tab, find the endpoint group that you want to manage and view the endpoint group IP addresses. Endpoint group IP addresses

What backend service types are supported by GA?

The backend service types that are supported by GA vary based on where your backend service is deployed.
  • If your backend service is not deployed on Alibaba Cloud, the following backend service types are supported:
    • Custom IP addresses
    • Custom domain names
  • If your backend service is deployed on Alibaba Cloud, the following backend service types are supported:
    • Alibaba Cloud public IP addresses
    • ECS
    • CLB
    • ALB
    • OSS
Note
  • You can specify ECS, CLB, and ALB instances as endpoints only if your Alibaba Cloud account is included in the whitelist. If you want to specify ECS, CLB, or ALB instances as endpoints for your GA instances, submit a ticket to upgrade the GA instances.
  • If you want to specify ECS instances or CLB instances as endpoints, make sure that the instances are deployed in virtual private clouds (VPCs).