Managing Amazon Network Features

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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:

Awsnetworktab

To create or manage load balancers, clicking on that option will present you with a browser view showing all of your load balancers.

Awsnetworkbrowse

Along the top of the browser, you have several options:

  • Selectzone Tab will allow you select into which of AWS's zones to display the load balancers.
  • Awselb Tab 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.

Awsloadbalancerdetails

At the top of this page, you have several tabs.

  • Addinstance Tab allows you select instances to put behind the load balancer.
  • Addlistener Tab allows you configure additional ports on which the load balancer will listen.
  • Addzones Taballows you to add the load balancer to additional zones for high-availability.

On the second row of the details page, you have more tabs.

  • Details Tab will display details about the load balancer.
  • Instances Tab will display all instances currently associated with the load balancer.
  • Listeners Tab will display all of the ports upon which the load balancer is currently listening.
  • Availability Tab will display all of the zones the load balancer currently occupies.
  • Health Tab will display the health check rules currently in place which will determine which instances are effectively being load balanced.
  • Security Tab will display information about the load balancer's security.
  • Event Tab  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. 

Awseipbrowse

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.

Awseips

On the top row, there will be one option:

  • Dissociate Tab will allow you to "dissociate" or remove the static address from an instance (if it had been associated), or
  • Associate Tab 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:

  • Details Tab will display information about the static address.
  • Event Tab will display the activity and history associated with the static address.

If you wish to learn more about Amazon's Elastic IPs, go HERE