The Amazon Elastic Load Balancing API Tools are used for setting up load balancers for your EC2 instances.

The Amazon Elastic Load Balancing API Tools require Java 1.5 or greater and require the following environment variables to be set:

Install Script

If you’re running Linux, this script will do everything this article covers: install_elb.sh from our aws_scripts collection. Be sure to run it as root or use sudo.

Git Repository

Checkout the repository. This only needs to be done once throughout this series of articles.

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git clone https://bitbucket.org/dowdandassociates/aws_scripts.git

Run install script

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sudo aws_scripts/install_aws_cli/install_elb.sh

Direct Download of Script

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curl -L https://bitbucket.org/dowdandassociates/aws_scripts/raw/master/install_aws_cli/install_elb.sh | sudo bash

Install Process

Create the directory in which to download the software if it does not already exist.

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mkdir -p /tmp/aws

Create the directory in which to install the software if it does not already exist.

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mkdir -p /opt/aws

Download the software.

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curl --silent \
--output /tmp/aws/ElasticLoadBalancing.zip \
http://ec2-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/ElasticLoadBalancing.zip

Delete any previous unzips of the software that may exist.

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rm -fR /tmp/aws/ElasticLoadBalancing-*

Unzip the software.

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unzip -d /tmp/aws /tmp/aws/ElasticLoadBalancing.zip

Delete any previously installed versions.

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rm -fR /opt/aws/ElasticLoadBalancing

Move the unzipped directory into the install directory.

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mv /tmp/aws/ElasticLoadBalancing-* /opt/aws/ElasticLoadBalancing

Delete the .zip file.

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rm -f /tmp/aws/ElasticLoadBalancing.zip

Set AWS_ELB_HOME, and put the tools into the path.

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cat <<'EOF'>/etc/profile.d/ElasticLoadBalancing.sh
export AWS_ELB_HOME=/opt/aws/ElasticLoadBalancing
export PATH=$PATH:$AWS_ELB_HOME/bin
EOF

References

Parts in this series

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