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[ aws . lightsail ]



Creates a Lightsail load balancer. To learn more about deciding whether to load balance your application, see Configure your Lightsail instances for load balancing . You can create up to 5 load balancers per AWS Region in your account.

When you create a load balancer, you can specify a unique name and port settings. To change additional load balancer settings, use the update-load-balancer-attribute operation.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--load-balancer-name <value>
--instance-port <value>
[--health-check-path <value>]
[--certificate-name <value>]
[--certificate-domain-name <value>]
[--certificate-alternative-names <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--load-balancer-name (string)

The name of your load balancer.

--instance-port (integer)

The instance port where you're creating your load balancer.

--health-check-path (string)

The path you provided to perform the load balancer health check. If you didn't specify a health check path, Lightsail uses the root path of your website (e.g., "/" ).

You may want to specify a custom health check path other than the root of your application if your home page loads slowly or has a lot of media or scripting on it.

--certificate-name (string)

The name of the SSL/TLS certificate.

If you specify certificateName , then certificateDomainName is required (and vice-versa).

--certificate-domain-name (string)

The domain name with which your certificate is associated (e.g., ).

If you specify certificateDomainName , then certificateName is required (and vice-versa).

--certificate-alternative-names (list)

The optional alternative domains and subdomains to use with your SSL/TLS certificate (e.g., , , , ).


"string" "string" ...

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON health-check-path provided. The JSON health-check-path follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


operations -> (list)

An object containing information about the API operations.


Describes the API operation.

id -> (string)

The ID of the operation.

resourceName -> (string)

The resource name.

resourceType -> (string)

The resource type.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the operation was initialized (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

location -> (structure)

The region and Availability Zone.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

isTerminal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

operationDetails -> (string)

Details about the operation (e.g., Debian-1GB-Ohio-1 ).

operationType -> (string)

The type of operation.

status -> (string)

The status of the operation.

statusChangedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the status was changed (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

errorCode -> (string)

The error code.

errorDetails -> (string)

The error details.