Amazon Elastic Load Balancer

Elastic Load Balancing - Application Load Balancers vs. Classic Load Balancers

Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple EC2 instances. ELB also automatically scales its request handling capacity to meet the demands of application traffic. 

Elastic Load Balancing supports two types of load balancers: Application Load Balancers (new) and Classic Load Balancers.

 

[Lab] Configuring and Using Elastic Load Balancing With Amazon EC2

Elastic Load Balancing supports two types of load balancers: Application Load Balancers (new) and Classic Load Balancers. Here we will explore classic loan balancer.

 

Steps:

  1. Login to AWS console and go to EC2 dashboard page.

  2. Start your EC2 instance which renders a page using the httpd service (refer to previous labs).