Tutorial overview

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2017

This section provides a complete tutorial on using Server Load Balancer. An Internet-facing Server Load Balancer instance is created to distribute received HTTP requests to backend servers.

Note: Before creating a Server Load Balancer instance, you need to plan and design your load balancing service, such as the instance type, instance region, and more. For more information, see Plan and prepare.

The tutorial includes the following tasks:

  1. Create ECS instances.

    Server Load Balancer is a complementary service for ECS multi-machine solutions, and must be used in conjunction with ECS. In this tutorial, two ECS instances are created to process the distributed traffic.

  2. Install web pages.

    Create required applications on the ECS instances. In this tutorial, a static web page is created to test the load balancing service.

  3. Create a Server Load Balancer instance.

    A Server Load Balancer instance is a running entity of Server Load Balancer. In this tutorial, an Internet-facing Server Load Balancer instance is created.

  4. Configure the Server Load Balancer instance.

    After creating a Server Load Balancer instance, you have to add at least one listener, and multiple ECS instances as backend servers. In this tutorial, a TCP listener is added, and the ECS instances created in task 1 are used as backend servers.

  5. Delete the Server Load Balancer instance.

    If you no longer need Server Load Balancer, delete it to avoid additional charges.

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