Overview – Elastic Load Balancing in AWS (Amazon ELB) in 1 Minute

It distributes incoming application traffic (workload) across multiple Amazon EC2 instances.

Features:

  • It can be used to achieve fault tolerance
  • Detects unhealthy instances within a pool and automatically reroutes traffic to healthy instances until the unhealthy instances have been restored.
  • It works within a single Availability Zone or across multiple zones
  • It can be used in Amazon VPC
  • Ability to stick user sessions to specific EC2 instances
  • Supports SSL termination at the Load Balancer
  • Supports IPv4 and IPv6
  • Common Uses
  • User can create up to ten (10) Elastic Load Balancers per region

 

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