AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates a target group.

To register targets with the target group, use RegisterTargets. To update the health check settings for the target group, use ModifyTargetGroup. To monitor the health of targets in the target group, use DescribeTargetHealth.

To route traffic to the targets in a target group, specify the target group in an action using CreateListener or CreateRule.

To delete a target group, use DeleteTargetGroup.

This operation is idempotent, which means that it completes at most one time. If you attempt to create multiple target groups with the same settings, each call succeeds.

For more information, see Target Groups for Your Application Load Balancers in the Application Load Balancers Guide or Target Groups for Your Network Load Balancers in the Network Load Balancers Guide.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateTargetGroupAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.ElasticLoadBalancingV2
Assembly: AWSSDK.ElasticLoadBalancingV2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract CreateTargetGroupResponse CreateTargetGroup(
         CreateTargetGroupRequest request
Type: Amazon.ElasticLoadBalancingV2.Model.CreateTargetGroupRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateTargetGroup service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateTargetGroup service method, as returned by ElasticLoadBalancingV2.


DuplicateTargetGroupNameException A target group with the specified name already exists.
InvalidConfigurationRequestException The requested configuration is not valid.
TooManyTargetGroupsException You've reached the limit on the number of target groups for your AWS account.


This example creates a target group that you can use to route traffic to targets using HTTP on port 80. This target group uses the default health check configuration.

To create a target group

var response = client.CreateTargetGroup(new CreateTargetGroupRequest 
    Name = "my-targets",
    Port = 80,
    Protocol = "HTTP",
    VpcId = "vpc-3ac0fb5f"

List targetGroups = response.TargetGroups;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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