AWS autoscaling and ELB, use different health checking mechanism

I need some advice about AWS autoscaling, loadbalancers and health checks:

is it possible to distinguish two health checking mechanism, one is when to send or do not send traffic to an instance (but do not terminate/replace it), and the another is when to terminate/replace that instance.


  • I have two instances behind a loadbalancer and I use autoscale. I want to perform some maintencance tasks on one of the instances so I do not want the loadbalancer
    send any traffic to it. But later I want to put it back to service.
  • Same as above, two instances behind a loadbalancer and using autoscale. One of the instances have an unrecoverable issue, so I want the autoscale terminate it
    and replace with an another instance.

Thanks in advance for the answers.

Go to Source
Author: zsolt.k