Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) is a serverless offering from AWS that you can use to replace legacy load balancing setups such as NGINX. AWS Elastic Load Balancing automatically scales with your workload as traffic changes, freeing you from the technical complexity of implementing automated scaling.
Learning how to replace a self-hosted load balancer with an Application Load Balancer will benefit anyone who migrates web-based infrastructure into the public AWS cloud.
In this hands-on lab, you will examine an existing NGINX load balancing configuration and replace it with an Application Load Balancer.
Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:
Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:
The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:
Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.
He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.