Create LoadBalancer in AWS

Today we are going to learn “How to create LoadBalancer in AWS”

An ELB is a software-based load balancer which can be set up and configured in front of a collection of AWS Elastic Compute (EC2) instances. The load balancer serves as a single entry point for consumers of the EC2 instances and distributes incoming traffic across all machines available to receive requests. AWS has three types of load balancer:-
1. Classic Load Balancer (This is previous generation load balancer)
2. Network Load Balancer (This load balancer is used to low latency because it works on layer 4)
3. Application Load Balancer (This load balancer works on layer 7)

Now we are going to create ELB (Elastic Load Balancer) in AWS

In the previous blog, we described “How to create an EC2 instance”, please follow this link

But we need minimum two instances and two subnets for load balancer to divide or balance the load. Scroll down the left side slider you will see the load balancer and target group.

First we have to create target group in which we define the instances for the load balancer. Click on Target groups.

Now click on create Target Group

Define the details

Target Group Name = EMT-TG (Appropriate Name)
Target Type = Instance (which we want to target)
Protocol = HTTP (we are working web app)
VPC = EMT-VPC (define the VPC)

Health check settings
Protocol = HTTP (define the protocol as per the requirements)
Path = / (If you want define another page we can define)

Click on create and your target group is created

Now click on the targets and define those instances which you want to add

Now click on the edit and select instances and click on add to register

After clicking on add, you will see those instances in registered targets on the top,

Now click on save and you will see this image

Now click on load balancer and create Load balancer

Now click on create load balancer and select “Application load balancer”

You will get this image

Define the details

Name = EMT-ELB (load balancer name)
Scheme = Internet-facing (where you want to balance load through internet or internally)
IP address type = IPv4
Listener = HTTP (HTTP for non secure or HTTPS for secure)
AZ= define the subnet with AZ

Now click on next Configure security settings, you will see this message

Because we are working on HTTP not HTTPS.

Click on Next Configure Security Groups

You can create new or select existing security group for security point of view create another security- group for ELB. But we are using existing groups.

Now click on configure Routing and you will see this image

Define all these details
Target Group = select existing group
Name = EMT-TG

After this it will select all the details automatically which we defined in the target group.

Now click on Register Targets and you will see this screen

Now click on next: Review

Now click on create and finally your load balancer is created.

Now we will login in an instance via gitbash-tool,
This is the git bash terminal

Now we have to log-in to instance Run this command

ssh -i Downloads/EMT-TOK.pem centos@
ssh -i key-pair location(Downloads/EMT-TOK.pem) centos(user)@public-ip(

Now you will get login prompt

Run this command (su -i) convert centos user to root user.
su -i

After this install httpd service
yum install –y httpd

When successfully installed run these command

systemctl start httpd
systemctl enable httpd

after this edit welcome.conf file (This is default welcome file of HTTP(Appache) location of welcome.conf file                                                      


run this command to edit the file

vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf

Insert # before the lines (comment all line)

Now create your own html file under this directory (/war/www/html/)

vi /war/www/html/emt.html

Now add a line in the file

“ WELCOME TO EMT” and save it.

Restart the httpd service Systemctl restart httpd

Note:- Do the same things in another instance. Again go to load-balancer and copy the dns name

Go to google and run the dns name.

Enter that url and get result

Now your load balancer is ready and working is fine, if you face any issues please let us know ? .

If you want learn “How to create an EC2 instance” please click on link given below:-


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