Create A Network Load Balancer

Create A Network Load Balancer

Create a Network Load Balancer

Hello Everyone

Welcome to CloudAffaire and this is Debjeet

In the last blog post, we have discussed Elastic Load Balancer.

https://cloudaffaire.com/elastic-load-balancer/

In this blog post, we are going to create a Network Load Balancer for Apache web server.

Below is the prerequisite for this demo

One active AWS account

One running EC2 Amazon Linux instance with the LAMP stack

We have already configured one Linux instance with Apache web server. You can configure yours by following below link

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/install-LAMP.html

Note: This demo is for an introductory purpose only. Currently, we are focusing on EC2 service and its components, we will cover Elastic Load Balancer in details in its separate blog series.

Create a Network Load Balancer

Step 1: Login to AWS console and click EC2 under compute

Create a Network Load Balancer

Step 2: Navigate to ‘Load Balancers’ located under LOAD BALANCING. Click ‘Create Load Balancer’.

Create a Network Load Balancer

Note: Make sure the region of the load balancer is the same as your instance region.

Step 3: Select Network Load Balancer and click ‘Create’

Create a Network Load Balancer

Step 4: Provide a load balancer name and scheme and configure the listener.

Create a Network Load Balancer

Note: Our EC2 instance has port 80 open for http traffic to Apache web server. Hence we are configuring the listener to listen to port 80.

Next, configure Availability Zones for your Load Balancer. Click ‘Next: Configure Routing’

Create a Network Load Balancer

Step 4: Configure target group for your load balancer and click ‘Next: Register Targets’.

Create a Network Load Balancer

Step 5: Select instance and click ‘Add to registered’

Create a Network Load Balancer

Once the instance is selected, click ‘Next: Review’. Review the configuration and click ‘Create’

Create a Network Load Balancer

Our new Network Load Balancer has been successfully created. Click ‘Close’

Create a Network Load Balancer

Test your Network Load Balancer

To test the Network Load Balancer copy DNS under the description of Load Balancer and paste to your favorite web browser

Create a Network Load Balancer

Create a Network Load Balancer

The http request has been routed to our Apache web server through network load balancer.

Hope you have enjoyed this blog post. In the next blog, we are going to discuss Launch Configurations.

 

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