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Introduction to ELB

The course is part of these learning paths

Certified Developer—Associate Certification for AWS

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SysOps Administrator—Associate Certification for AWS

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Contents

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Getting started with ELB
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Introduction to ELB59s
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Basic ELB concepts3m 32s
ELB: practical usage
3
Internet-facing ELBs7m 20s
4
VPC-facing ELBs7m 56s
5
Going CLI with ELB8m 35s
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DifficultyBeginner
Duration28m
Students2792

Description

Load Balancing refers to distributing workloads across multiple computing resources in order to avoid overloading some nodes while leaving others underused. When properly configured, load balancing can greatly increase an infrastructure's availability and performance, optimize throughput and response time, and generally improve the system effectiveness.

AWS has a purpose-build load balancing service called Elastic Load Balancing (ELB). Since the effective use of load balancers is so important even to many smaller deployments, instructor David Clinton crafted this introductory course, covering all the main concepts and practical application of ELB.

Who should take this course

As this is a beginner to intermediate course, you should be able to grasp all the core concepts with just about any background level. Nevertheless you may want to take our introductory EC2 and VPC courses first. Also, our Introduction to AWS might be another good, quick tutorial if you haven't yet seen that.

As a follow up to this course, check out our ELB questions set, and our advanced course How to Architect with a Design for Failure Approach, where you'll get the chance to see ELB in action providing high availability and fault tolerance in a cloud architecture.

If you have thoughts or suggestions for this course, please contact Cloud Academy at support@cloudacademy.com.

About the Author

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David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

Having worked directly with all kinds of technology, David derives great pleasure from completing projects that draw on as many tools from his toolkit as possible.

Besides being a Linux system administrator with a strong focus on virtualization and security tools, David writes technical documentation and user guides, and creates technology training videos.

His favorite technology tool is the one that should be just about ready for release tomorrow. Or Thursday.