Elastic load balancers distribute incoming application traffic across Amazon Web Services instances. Amazon load balancing enables improved fault tolerance and performance.

Amazon makes elastic load balancing available for machines provisioned using Amazon EC2 blueprints.

The elastic load balancer must be available in the Amazon Web Services, Amazon Virtual Private Network and at the provisioning location. For example, if a load balancer is available in us-east1c and a machine location is us-east1b, the machine cannot use the available load balancer.

vCloud Automation Center does not create, manage, or monitor the elastic load balancers.

For information about creating Amazon elastic load balancers by using the Amazon Web Services Management Console, see Amazon Web Services documentation.