Create routing control components in Route 53 ARC - Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller

Create routing control components in Route 53 ARC

This section explains how to create a cluster, routing controls, health checks, and control panels for working with routing control in Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller.

Start by creating a cluster, to host your routing controls and the control panels that you use to group them. Then create routing controls and health checks so you can reroute traffic to fail over from one cell to another, so that traffic goes to your backup replica, for example.


You are charged by the hour for each cluster that you create. You typically only need one cluster to host the routing controls and control panels for recovery control management for an application.

To use routing controls to fail over traffic, you create routing control health checks that you associate with Amazon Route 53 DNS records for resources in your application. As an example, let's say you have two cells, one that you've configured as the primary cell for your application, and the other that you've configured as the secondary, to fail over to.

To set up health checks for failover, do the following:

  1. Create a routing control for each cell.

  2. Create a health check for each routing control.

  3. Create two DNS records, for example, two DNS failover records, and associate a health check with each one.

Another scenario when you might create a routing control is when you create a safety rule that is a gating rule. In this case, you don't associate health checks and DNS records with the routing control because you will use it as a gating routing control. For more information, see Creating safety rules in Route 53 ARC .

The steps to create the components for routing control on the Route 53 ARC console are included in these sections. To learn about using API operations with Route 53 ARC, see the Common actions that you can use with Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller.