There are several ways to get started with the Classic Load Balancer. You can set up a Classic Load Balancer with APIs, AWS Command Line Interfaces (CLI), or through the AWS Management Console.

When you use the Classic Load Balancer with Auto Scaling, you can build highly available, fault-tolerant applications which automatically scale capacity up or down based on fluctuations in demand.

Follow the Getting Started with AWS Management Console steps below or read more resources below to get started now.

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Let's get started by creating a load balancer with the Elastic Load Balancing wizard in the AWS Management Console, a point-and-click web-based interface.

  1. Create an account and sign into the console
  2. Create a load balancer
  3. Specify a unique name and a network
  4. Create listeners for your load balancer (HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, or SSL)
  5. Configure health checks for your load balancer
  6. Do one of the following:
  • Manually register EC2 instances to your load balancer
  • Associate your load balancer with an Auto Scaling group

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