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Elastic Load Balancing and EC2 Auto Scaling are widely used features within AWS to help you maintain reliability, availability, and reduce costs within your environment. As such, if you are designing, operating, or managing services within AWS, you should be familiar with ELB and auto scaling concepts and configuration. This lesson will explain how to implement both and how they can work together.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson you will:

  • Understand what an elastic load balancer is and what is used for
  • Be aware of the different load balancers available to you in AWS
  • Understand how ELBs handle different types of requests, including those that are encrypted
  • Be able to identify the different components of ELBs
  • Know how to configure ELBs 
  • Know when and why you might need to configure an SSL/TLS certificate
  • Understand what EC2 auto scaling is 
  • Be able to configure auto scaling launch configurations, launch templates and auto scaling groups
  • Explain why you should use ELBs and auto scaling together

Intended Audience

This lesson has been created for:

  • Engineers who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of maintaining and managing workloads across AWS
  • Solution Architects who are designing solutions across AWS infrastructure
  • Those who are looking to begin their certification journey with either the AWS Cloud Practitioner or one of the 3 associate level certifications

Prerequisites

To get the most from this lesson you should be familiar with basic concepts of AWS and some of its core components, such as VPC and EC2.

You should also have an understanding of the AWS global infrastructure and the different components used to define it. For more information on this topic, please see our existing blog post here.

Feedback

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

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