Microservices – Client Side Load Balancing

To enable client side load balancing, @LoadBalanced annotation can be used on RestTemplate.

public RestTemplate getRestTemplate() {
	return new RestTemplate();

Note: Do not use @LoadBalanced annotation if you are using hard-coded URLs for Development or Testing purpose otherwise exception will be thrown.
It is required to use @LoadBalanced annotation if you are using service ids instead of hard-coded URLs.

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