Managing Amazon Network Features
- Managing Amazon Network Features
Certain Amazon network features can also be managed through the Datapipe portal. If you click on the "Network" tab on the left-hand pane, you are presented with two such features:
To create or manage load balancers, clicking on that option will present you with a browser view showing all of your load balancers.
Along the top of the browser, you have several options:
- will allow you select into which of AWS's zones to display the load balancers.
- will start a wizard to create the Elastic Load Balancer.
Clicking on a specific load balancer instance will produce a details page which will allow you to manage it.
At the top of this page, you have several tabs.
- allows you select instances to put behind the load balancer.
- allows you configure additional ports on which the load balancer will listen.
- allows you to add the load balancer to additional zones for high-availability.
On the second row of the details page, you have more tabs.
- will display details about the load balancer.
- will display all instances currently associated with the load balancer.
- will display all of the ports upon which the load balancer is currently listening.
- will display all of the zones the load balancer currently occupies.
- will display the health check rules currently in place which will determine which instances are effectively being load balanced.
- will display information about the load balancer's security.
- will display the activity and history of the load balancer.
If you wish to learn more about Amazon's load balancers, go HERE
You also can manage your Amazon "Elastic IPs" by clicking on that option. This will present you with a new browser view displaying all of the EIPs you have allocated.
You can request new EIPs by clicking on the "Acquire Elastic IP Address" button. To manage an address, just click on it. That will bring up a details page.
On the top row, there will be one option:
- will allow you to "dissociate" or remove the static address from an instance (if it had been associated), or
- will allow you to "associate" or assign the static address to an instance (if it has not been associated).
On the second row, you have two additional options:
- will display information about the static address.
- will display the activity and history associated with the static address.
If you wish to learn more about Amazon's Elastic IPs, go HERE