Plugin Title ELB No Instances
Cloud AWS
Category ELB
Description Detects ELBs that have no backend instances attached
More Info All ELBs should have backend server resources. Those without any are consuming costs without providing any functionality. Additionally, old ELBs with no instances present a security concern if new instances are accidentally attached.
AWS Link http://docs.aws.amazon.com/elasticloadbalancing/latest/classic/elb-backend-instances.html
Recommended Action Delete old ELBs that no longer have backend resources.


Detailed Remediation Steps

  1. Log into the AWS Management Console.
  2. Select the "Services" option and search for EC2.
  3. In the "EC2 Dashboard" scroll down and look for "Load Balancers" and click on "Load Balancers" to get into "Load Balancers" dashboard.
  4. Select the "Load Balancer" which needs to be verified.
  5. Select the "Instances" tab from the bottom panel and scroll down to "Edit Availability Zones" option.
  6. Scroll down and check for "Instances Count" under "Edit Availability Zones". If the load balancer "Instance Count" is 0 it means there are no registered instances.
  7. Select the unused "Load Balancer" and from "Action" tab from the top panel click on "Delete".
  8. Click on "Yes,Delete" from the "Delete Load Balancer" panel.

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