Network endpoint groups overview

You can use network endpoint groups (NEGs) as backends for some load balancers.

NEGs define how a set of endpoints should be reached, whether they are reachable, and where they are located.

Zonal NEGs contain endpoints that can be Compute Engine VMs or services running within a Google Kubernetes Engine cluster. They are specified as IP:port combinations.

Internet NEGs contain an endpoint that can be public, specified by hostname FQDN:port or IP:port.

For more information about zonal and internet NEGs, see: