Edge gateways in vCloud Air support load balancing for the virtual machines connected to gateway networks. Load balancing helps achieve optimal resource utilization, maximizing throughput, minimizing response time, and avoiding overload.

For an overview of the load balancer feature in Advanced Networking Services, see Set Up Load Balancing in the vCloud Air Advanced Networking Services Guide.

For general information about how vCloud Air supports load balancing for your deployment, see Load Balancer in the vCloud Air Networking Guide.