Add an AWS Elastic Load Balancer


Welcome to the Morpheus Minute. Morpheus can provision and orchestrate load balancers including Amazon ELB, AVI, F5, A10, Citrix Netscaler, and HAProxy. Today we’re going to add an AWS Elastic Load Balancer instance to a multi-node tomcat application. Before we get started, you’ll need to be connected to your AWS cloud using credentials that have the ability to access the ELB service and create ELB instances. Adding an ELB to an existing application is very straightforward. Here I have an application with three existing tomcat nodes. You can see that I’ve accessed this app by clicking on Provisioning, then Apps, then the name of the app, then the web tier. Now I select the scale tab and click Edit on Load Balancers. Give it a hostname, select Create ELB, and select an SSL cert if you’re using one. Then click save. Morpheus now connects to AWS, provisions a new ELB and connects the underlying instances. I can watch all this happen through my AWS EC2 console. It takes AWS roughly 5 minutes to fully provision the ELB and mark the instances below as in-service. That’s it! Thanks for watching this Morpheus Minute.

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