Hack ‘Environment Type’ in Elastic Beanstalk


In the Elastic Beanstalk console, you get two options for your environment type: Load balancing + auto scaling or Single instance.

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If it make you think Single instance is just a single instance, then you are cheated. It is actually a auto scaling group as well, but with Min:1 Max:1 setting. And Elastic Beanstalk creates a Elastic IP then associate with that instance.

By knowing that then you can make some interesting things:

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