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[ aws . lightsail ]

create-load-balancer

Description

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 UpdateLoadBalancerAttribute operation.

The create load balancer operation supports tag-based access control via request tags. For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

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

Options

--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., example.com ).

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., www.example.com , example.com , m.example.com , blog.example.com ).

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--tags (list)

The tag keys and optional values to add to the resource during create.

To tag a resource after it has been created, see the tag resource operation.

Shorthand Syntax:

key=string,value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "key": "string",
    "value": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string 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. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--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.

Examples

To create a load balancer

The following create-load-balancer example creates a load balancer with a TLS certificate. The TLS certificate applies to the specified domains, and routes traffic to instances on port 80.

aws lightsail create-load-balancer \
    --certificate-alternative-names www.example.com test.example.com \
    --certificate-domain-name example.com \
    --certificate-name Certificate-1 \
    --instance-port 80 \
    --load-balancer-name LoadBalancer-1

Output:

{
    "operations": [
        {
            "id": "cc7b920a-83d8-4762-a74e-9174fe1540be",
            "resourceName": "LoadBalancer-1",
            "resourceType": "LoadBalancer",
            "createdAt": 1569867169.406,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationType": "CreateLoadBalancer",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569867169.406
        },
        {
            "id": "658ed43b-f729-42f3-a8e4-3f8024d3c98d",
            "resourceName": "LoadBalancer-1",
            "resourceType": "LoadBalancerTlsCertificate",
            "createdAt": 1569867170.193,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": true,
            "operationDetails": "LoadBalancer-1",
            "operationType": "CreateLoadBalancerTlsCertificate",
            "status": "Succeeded",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569867170.54
        },
        {
            "id": "4757a342-5181-4870-b1e0-227eebc35ab5",
            "resourceName": "LoadBalancer-1",
            "resourceType": "LoadBalancer",
            "createdAt": 1569867170.193,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": true,
            "operationDetails": "Certificate-1",
            "operationType": "CreateLoadBalancerTlsCertificate",
            "status": "Succeeded",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569867170.54
        }
    ]
}

For more information, see Lightsail load balancers in the Lightsail Developer Guide.

Output

operations -> (list)

An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.

(structure)

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 AWS 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.