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Creating your first Classic Load Balancer

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Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
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Classic Load Balancer planning
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Create a Classic Load Balancer and register EC2 instances
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Configuring security groups for ELB
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Checking a load balancer's behavior during instance failures
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Monitoring your Classic Load Balancer

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DifficultyBeginner
Duration1h
Students7593

Description

Elastic Load Balancing allows the distribution of incoming traffic to your Amazon AWS infrastructure across multiple instances. This represents a great tool in avoiding failures in your applications and web traffic. ELB automatically detects fails in your EC2 instances and redirects traffic to other available instances. During this Lab, you will learn to create and use your first ELB instance to balance the HTTP traffic between two EC2 instances. You will also gain valuable understanding of the Classic Load Balancer behavior during an instance outage.

 

Prerequisites:

This is a beginner level Lab, however, in order to follow the next steps you should be able to:

  • Describe and launch EC2 instances
  • Describe and create a VPC
  • Describe, create, and configure Security Groups

 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this Lab, you should be able to:

  • Create and configure a Classic Load Balancer
  • Add existing EC2 instances and a Classic Load Balancer
  • Restrict direct access to EC2 instances using Security Groups

 

Do you have questions about this Lab? Contact our cloud experts by sending an email to support@cloudacademy.com.

 

Updates

September 19th, 2018 - Updated images due to compatibility with the new UI

About the Author

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Eric Magalhães has a strong background as a Systems Engineer for both Windows and Linux systems and, currently, work as a DevOps Consultant for Embratel. Lazy by nature, he is passionate about automation and anything that can make his job painless, thus his interest in topics like coding, configuration management, containers, CI/CD and cloud computing went from a hobby to an obsession. Currently, he holds multiple AWS certifications and, as a DevOps Consultant, helps clients to understand and implement the DevOps culture in their environments, besides that, he play a key role in the company developing pieces of automation using tools such as Ansible, Chef, Packer, Jenkins and Docker.