Listeners for your Gateway Load Balancers - Elastic Load Balancing

Listeners for your Gateway Load Balancers

When you create your Gateway Load Balancer, you add a listener. A listener is a process that checks for connection requests.

Listeners for Gateway Load Balancers listen for all IP packets across all ports. You cannot specify a protocol or port when you create a listener for a Gateway Load Balancer. You cannot delete the listener for a Gateway Load Balancer.

When you create a listener, you specify a rule for routing requests. This rule forwards requests to the specified target group. You can update the listener rule to forward requests to a different target group.

To update your listener using the console

  1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/.

  2. In the navigation pane, under LOAD BALANCING, choose Load Balancers.

  3. Select the load balancer and choose Listeners.

  4. Choose Edit listener.

  5. For Forwarding to target group, choose a target group.

  6. Choose Save.

To update your listener using the AWS CLI

Use the modify-listener command.