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Introduction to the Application Load Balancer

Hands-On Lab


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The Application Load balancer is AWS' premier load balancer. Although the Network Load Balancer is faster, the Application Load Balancer is capable of the greatest number of features due to its ability to make decisions based on the "Application Layer", or layer 7 of the OSI model. This allows your Application Load Balancer to route traffic more intelligently between your instances. In this learning activity, you will create an Application Load Balancer and a Target Group that will be attached to an existing Auto Scaling Group. This will get you ready to deploy your own ALBs within your deployments and step them up to layer 7!

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.