ELB is Amazon's managed Load Balancer service, used in conjunction with its EC2 virtual machine cloud hosting service.

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Control ELB by Traffic load

We recently used Amazon AWS. Now our application is on the cloud. And we configured ELB with Auto Scalling and it works fine. We need to modify the ELB and control how it works. I checked all the ...
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How to configure my Elastic Load Balancer to balance SSL traffic?

I'm totally lost so I apologize if I'm not making sense. I need to create a load balancer in EC2 for our application servers. I'm trying make the ELB balance traffic over SSL (8443). However, it's ...
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Is there a limit on the length of URLs when using Amazon ELBs? If so, is there a way to increase it?

We appear to be encountering an error due to Amazon ELBs truncating a long (over 1K characters) URL. I have searched through the usual suspects, but can't find any discussion of URL length limits for ...
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“Big picture” to use Amazon load balancer solution for blog

I have a client with a popular Wordpress blog that experiences occasional short-term traffic spikes (when the site is promoted on national TV). The blog is already hosted on an Amazon EC2 instance, ...
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How to ping / traceroute an AWS ELB

Amazon's load balancers have a network security policy which swallows ICMP packets for both ping and traceroute. It is listed as security group amazon-elb/amazon-elb-sg. Personally I find these ...
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Automatically remove instance from ELB on server stop

How to automatically remove an instance from its LoadBalance (ELB) when you stop the instance? I've tried to create a shutdown script and put it on chkconfig, but it is not working: #!/bin/bash # ...
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AWS Elasticache PHP Sessions with ELB and Web Servers at different Data Centres

I'm running an AWS Load Balancer with Web Servers at different Data Centres. I need to start using PHP Sessions on Elasticache to Centralize Session Management. I can create an a 2 node Elasticache ...
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How to redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS for a Django 1.4 application running on an EC2 with nginx/uWSGI behind ELB with an SSL cert

I would like to know how to put my entire django site behind HTTPS. If anyone tries to come via HTTP I want that user to be redirected to HTTPS. Currently, firefox is giving me the error "Firefox has ...
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strange lines in nginx log

I'm running nginx 1.2.6 behind amazon elb. Periodically I see the following lines in nginx access.log: 10.28.135.252 - - [14/Jan/2013:14:20:07 +0000] "-" 400 0 "-" "-" "-" 10.28.135.252 - - ...
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How to install UCC GoDaddy SSL Certificate on Amazon EC2 ELB

I've read through this: Install SSL on Amazon Elastic Load Balancer with GoDaddy Wildcard Certificate but am still a bit unsure. I have a subdomain: platform.mysite.com that is pointed to an ELB in ...
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Redirect to HTTPS from my Amazon Elastic Load Balancer

I have a rails app on 2 EC2 Instances running nginx behind an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer. I'd like to force HTTPS, which was working fine before I added in the Load Balancer. Now I can't quite ...
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Reverse Proxy Server Cloud Architecture (AWS + nginx)

Currently I cache responses using nginx + fastcgi. I'm in the process of moving my app to AWS. I'm architecting a horizontally scaled approach, but trying to determine where best to put nginx + ...
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CloudFront Dynamic Content & Apache using Multiple Virtual Hosts

I've tried to setup CloudFront to point to an Elastic Load Balancer. I can see the requests are reaching the web server (which as multiple Virtual hosts configured) however the requests always end up ...
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How to setup nginx to redirect to https for certain host when behind an SSL termination load balancer

Hello I have a web server (running nginx) in EC2 behind an ELB (load balancer) which terminates SSL connections. If there is a request to www.domain.com it will go http to the ELB and be passed to ...
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AWS - point my zone apex (mydomain.com versus www.mydomain.com) to Elastic Load Balancer

I'm having trouble setting up an Route53 Apex Zone that point to an ELB and works on www and non-www domain names. The domain name is datingjapan.co In Route53 I have clicked new record set added ...
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Odd behavior of setting REMOTE_ADDR between Apache, Nginx, and AWS ELB

I have encountered a strange issue and am curious if others have encountered this as well. and if there is absolutely anything that can be done.. We have a set up where we have multiple AWS EC2 Linux ...
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Time between AWS Notifying of Scale Down and Terminating instance

Here is the scenario, there are multiple EC2 instances behind a load balancer. When traffic dies down, the SCALE_DOWN policy is triggered from a CloudWatch alarm. What I would like, is for the ...
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How can I setup SPDY with Jetty behind Amazon's ELB?

I want to deploy SPDY, but I'm using Amazon's ELB TCP routing. The ELB also handles the secure connections for us. How can this be configured on the jetty side?
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Guaranteed HTTP forwarding frontend service (reliable cloud load balancer) [closed]

My situation is fairly simple and, I guess, it's encountered fairly often. I have several projects which all look pretty much the same - a single project consists of: Static content servers - there ...
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Force HTTPS with AWS Elastic load balancer

I need to redirect all incoming HTTP traffic to HTTPS on my elastic load balancer. I tired using Apache mod_rewrite: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forwarded-Proto} !https RewriteRule ...
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Single AWS Elastic Load Balancer to multiple EC2 instance pools?

Does AWS Elastic Load Balancer support having a single load Balancer to multiple EC2 Instance Pools? I have three domains: www.example.com api.example.com stats.example.com And I'd like to serve ...
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Autoscaling EC2 with NFS mounts

I'm trying to set up a shared filesystem on EC2 and I've read tutorials such as this: http://blog.ronaldmccollam.com/2012/07/configuring-nfs-on-ubuntu-in-amazon-ec2.html In step 2 it talks about ...
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AWS ELB poor performance

We're using ELB for SSL termination. Our applications run on EC2 instances behind ELB using HTTP. We're monitoring the application response times and performance hit when going through the ELB seems ...
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Load balancer with Varnish round robin

I'm looking at a setup of an existing application. This application makes use of Amazon's elastic load balancer and then it goes through varnish. Within varnish, we are making use of the round robin ...
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AWS ELB Not working as desired

Trying to load balance my app with the use of an AWS Elastic Load Balancer. The app is a custom TCP-based sender/receiver. In any case, ELB seems to send 100% of the traffic to one machine, ...
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Amazon ELB and use of address / server names across multiple servers

I am setting up Nginx servers behind the ELB. I set up so that api.app.com points to an ELB. I wonder which addresses I should use for remote connections, Nginx settings etc.. 1) For example, in ...
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When using a load balancer how do find out what ec2 instance you're accessing from the browser?

Is there a way to determine the ip address of the ec2 instance you're accessing from the browser?
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Cheapest High Available Web Server [closed]

I would like to create a high-available setup (e.g. a small cluster) for a webserver, i.e. it will run Apache, PHP and MySQL. There will be between 2-8 small websites running with only very little ...
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Application reports timeouts. However nginx has no record or log

We are serving Django via nginx/uwsgi. We use AWS ELB behind a VPC. This is a webservice to Mobile clients. We had reports of timeouts during development so we have added a concept of a request_id ...
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Providing a static IP for resources behind AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)

I need a static IP address that handles SSL traffic from a known source (a partner). The reason the IP needs to be static is that the partner requires this in order to maintain the PCI compliance. ...
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AWS ELB + ejabberd server

I have two servers in AWS EC2 ejabberd. I'm trying to set up an ELB to manage traffic, but I can not connect when I put a ELB "front" of EC2 instances. DNS settings, I changed the A record for the ...
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ELB Setup for SSL is not working for apache redirect

I have configured ELB with SSL certificate. Listener configuration for ELB is shown below -- 443 (HTTPS, Certificate: www.xyz.com) forwarding to 80 (HTTP), 80 (HTTP) forwarding to 80 (HTTP) Domain ...
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Sync web directories over multiple servers on Ubuntu

Lets say I have 3 servers, One is a development server, prototype code goes here. When it's done I've been using scp to push that file to the live server but now I'm looking into multiple live server ...
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Install SSL on Amazon Elastic Load Balancer with GoDaddy Wildcard Certificate

I'm a bit stuck installing an SSL Cert on an AWS Elastic Load Balancer. I have a wildcard certificate from GoDaddy and need to point it at the ELB. I have run the command (I ran it on one of the ...
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AWS elastic load balancer basic issues

I have an array of EC2 t1.micro instances behind a load balancer and each node can manage ~100 concurrent users before it starts to get wonky. i would THINK if i have 2 such instances it would allow ...
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Amazon ELB page 'recieving' time very slow, running EC2 + spot

I have an Elastic Load Balancer paired to a set of instances one is persistant and the other is a variable number of spot instance. When i access the servers directly using their end points, the ...
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How to block Nginx access log statements from specific user agents

I am looking to turn off logging in the Nginx access log file from specific requests from http user agents. Basically from the Amazon ELB Health Check and our external (Pingdom) monitoring. Since ...
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How to find out the location of Google IP number: e.g. 209.85.143.94

I am building DNS service and I need to find out location of DNS servers querying me. Apparently anyone who is using Google public DNS like 8.8.8.8 is coming from Google /17 network, and if I do geoip ...
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Amazon AWS: SSL in our testing environment

My company has a running business web service on AWS which uses a wildcard SSL certificate (works for *.example.com). Multiple partners have subdomains and need SSL (https://partner1.example.com, ...
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AWS ELB as backend for Varnish Accelerator

I am working on a large deployment on AWS that has high uptime requirements and variable loads throughout the day. Obviously, this is the perfect use case for ELB (Elastic Load Balancer) and ...
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Disable https for certain path in nginx results in instance behind ELB going into redirect loop

I am using elb terminated ssl. I want to force /product/performancesummaries/ to be HTTP only. Here is my current configuration that I am playing around with: user www-data; worker_processes 2; pid ...
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How can I determine what caused a sudden increase of traffic to my AWS servers?

I recently set up a cloud system on Amazon AWS for a big website. I usually use Elastic Beanstalk to deploy the application (written in Java Spring) and it's currently running on 4 micro instances. ...
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Unicorn behind ELB, no nginx

If I understand Unicorn right (and in particular from their philosophy doc) it seems like Unicorn was really designed to operate behind a reverse proxy like nginx. My question is: can I drop nginx ...
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Amazon VPC ELB SSL port redirection

I have an Elastic load balancer with 2 ports open, 80 and 443. 443 has SSL on it. both 80 and 443 are being redirectedt to internal servers port 80. The issue is that i want to run my site only on ...
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Can Elastic Load Balancers correctly distribute traffic to different size instances

Just been looking into Elastic Load Balancers. As I understand it they just do round robin, evenly distributing connections to the servers behind them. So what happens if you have different size ...
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SSL redirect on EC2 instance behind SSL terminating load balancer

I'm trying to redirect all url's to https in a web application. I have an ec2 instance behind an elastic load balancer. SSL is terminated on the load balancer. Any attempts at redirection end up ...
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Amazon VPC - Elastic load balancer not forwaring requests to Private Subnet instance

I have setup and Elastic load balancer in VPC. There is a public and private subnet. Currently the web server is in the Private subnet and there is a NAT instance in public subnet, from which the web ...
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Amazon Elastic Beanstalk - Any file managers?

Are there any file manager UIs I can use with Elastic Beanstalk (upload,view,etc)? Does the AWS Management Console include one? I'm doing PHP and HTML.
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CloudFront with Custom Origin and ELB

We are using CloudFront for our static assets but also wanted to allow for Gzip. We set up a new distribution with a custom origin pointing back to our application servers which are behind a elastic ...
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After setting up Elastic Load balancer my https doesn't work anymore. Nginx error

I have a regular instance that works fine when not behind a load balancer. I set up an ELB with 80 forwarding to 80 and 443 forwarding to 443 and sticky sessions. Afterward I receive this error when ...