Networking & Content Delivery

Tag: ELB

Identifying unhealthy targets of Elastic Load Balancer

Introduction The Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) service provides you with Amazon CloudWatch metrics (HealthyHostCount and UnhealthyHostCount) to monitor the targets behind your load balancers. Although the unhealthy host count metric gives the aggregate number of failed hosts, there is a common pain point when you create an alarm for unhealthy hosts based on these metrics. […]

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Using static IP addresses for Application Load Balancers

Introduction In August 2016, Elastic Load Balancing launched Application Load Balancer (ALB), which enable many layer 7 features for your HTTP traffic. People use Application Load Balancers because they scale automatically to adapt to changes in your traffic. This makes planning for growth easy, but it has a side effect of changing the IP addresses […]

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