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AWS Management Console Now Supports Elastic Load Balancing

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon Elastic Load Balancer | | Comments

The AWS Management Console now supports Amazon EC2’s Elastic Load Balancing feature. Here’s a tour, starting with the navigation pane:

Clicking on Load Balancers displays all of your Elastic Load Balancers. If you don’t have any, you see the Create button instead:

When you click on the Create button you’ll see the four-step wizard:

In the first step you give your Elastic Load Balancer a name and specify the protocols, Load Balancer ports, and EC2 Instance ports. You can choose common web and application servers from a handy menu:

Next, you specify some configuration options, including the “ping” port used to verify the health of your EC2 instances:

You also have the opportunity to specify some options for the health check:

In the next step you decide which of your EC2 instances will be managed by the Elastic Load Balancer:

Once all of the information has been entered, you need only confirm it and your Elastic Load Balancer will be created:

Once created, you can see all of your Elastic Load Balancers and you can click on any one of them for additional information:

All that remains is to publish DNS Name of the Elastic Load Balancer so that it can distribute traffic to each of the EC2 instances within its purview.

It should now be even easier for you to make use of one or more Elastic Load Balancers as part of your application architecture.

— Jeff;