Elastic Load Balancing
Network Load Balancers

Create a Listener for Your Network Load Balancer

A listener is a process that checks for connection requests. You define a listener when you create your load balancer, and you can add listeners to your load balancer at any time.


Add a Listener

You configure a listener with a protocol and a port for connections from clients to the load balancer, and a target group for the default listener rule. For more information, see Listener Configuration.

To add a 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.

  4. Choose Listener, Add listener.

  5. For Protocol, keep TCP.

  6. For Port, type the listener port.

  7. For Default target group, select an available target group with the TCP protocol.

  8. Choose Create.

To add a listener using the AWS CLI

Use the create-listener command to create the listener.