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.
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.
- Create an account and sign into the console
- Create a load balancer
- Specify a unique name and a network
- Create listeners for your load balancer (HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, or SSL)
- Configure health checks for your load balancer
- Do one of the following:
- Manually register EC2 instances to your load balancer
- Associate your load balancer with an Auto Scaling group
- Learn more about Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing
- Step-by-step tutorial on setting up an Auto Scaled Application with a load balancer on AWS
- Getting Started with Elastic Load Balancing: A step-by-step Tutorial
- Getting Started with Auto Scaling: A step-by-step Tutorial