Elastic Load Balancing
API Reference (API Version 2012-06-01)


Describes the specified the load balancers. If no load balancers are specified, the call describes all of your load balancers.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The names of the load balancers.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


The marker for the next set of results. (You received this marker from a previous call.)

Type: String

Required: No


The maximum number of results to return with this call (a number from 1 to 400). The default is 400.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 400.

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


Information about the load balancers.

Type: Array of LoadBalancerDescription objects


The marker to use when requesting the next set of results. If there are no additional results, the string is empty.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


A request made by Elastic Load Balancing to another service exceeds the maximum request rate permitted for your account.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified load balancer does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Describe a Load Balancer

This example describes the specified load balancer.

Sample Request &LoadBalancerNames.member.1=my-loadbalancer &Version=2012-06-01 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DescribeLoadBalancersResponse xmlns=""> <DescribeLoadBalancersResult> <LoadBalancerDescriptions> <member> <SecurityGroups/> <LoadBalancerName>my-loadbalancer</LoadBalancerName> <CreatedTime>2013-05-24T21:15:31.280Z</CreatedTime> <HealthCheck> <Interval>90</Interval> <Target>HTTP:80/</Target> <HealthyThreshold>2</HealthyThreshold> <Timeout>60</Timeout> <UnhealthyThreshold>10</UnhealthyThreshold> </HealthCheck> <ListenerDescriptions> <member> <PolicyNames/> <Listener> <Protocol>HTTP</Protocol> <LoadBalancerPort>80</LoadBalancerPort> <InstanceProtocol>HTTP</InstanceProtocol> <InstancePort>80</InstancePort> </Listener> </member> </ListenerDescriptions> <Instances> <member> <InstanceId>i-e4cbe38d</InstanceId> </member> </Instances> <Policies> <AppCookieStickinessPolicies/> <OtherPolicies/> <LBCookieStickinessPolicies/> </Policies> <AvailabilityZones> <member>us-east-1a</member> </AvailabilityZones> <CanonicalHostedZoneNameID>ZZZZZZZZZZZ123X</CanonicalHostedZoneNameID> <CanonicalHostedZoneName></CanonicalHostedZoneName> <Scheme>internet-facing</Scheme> <SourceSecurityGroup> <OwnerAlias>amazon-elb</OwnerAlias> <GroupName>amazon-elb-sg</GroupName> </SourceSecurityGroup> <DNSName></DNSName> <BackendServerDescriptions/> <Subnets/> </member> </LoadBalancerDescriptions> </DescribeLoadBalancersResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>83c88b9d-12b7-11e3-8b82-87b12EXAMPLE</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DescribeLoadBalancersResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: