Identify unused Elastic Load Balancers, and delete them to help lower the cost of your monthly AWS bill.
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This rule resolution is part of the Conformity Security & Compliance tool for AWS.
Any Elastic Load Balancer configured in your AWS account is adding charges to your monthly bill, regardless of whether it is active or not. If your ELB have no associated back-end instances, consider registering instances or deleting it. If your ELB has no healthy backend instances, consider troubleshooting the configuration or deleting it. Removing AWS components that aren’t being utilised, like the Elastic Load Balancer, will help you avoid unexpected charges on your bill.
Case A: To determine if your ELB has no registered instances, perform the following
Case B: To determine if your ELB has no healthy backend instances, perform the following
Remediation / Resolution
To remove any unused or inactive Elastic Load Balancers from your AWS account, you need to perform the following:
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Unused Elastic Load Balancers
Risk level: Low