Application load balancer


Create, update, or delete a configuration for an application load balancer cloudlet.

  • The create function also imports functionality, saving the existing origin and version in your state.
  • The delete function of this resource does not delete a configuration. It's only removed from your state to allow reuse. To use this function, run terraform destroy.
resource "akamai_cloudlets_application_load_balancer" "my_alb_configuration" {
  origin_id      = "my_alb"
  description    = "Initial configuration for testing"
  balancing_type = "WEIGHTED"
  data_centers {
    cloud_server_host_header_override = false
    cloud_service = true
    country  = "US"
    continent = "NA"
    latitude = 42.3601
    longitude = 71.0589
    percent = 100
    liveness_hosts = ["example"]
    hostname= ""
    state_or_province = "MA"
    city = "Boston"
    origin_id = "my_alb"
  liveness_settings {
    port = 80
    protocol = "HTTP"
    path = "/status"
    host_header = "header"
    additional_headers = {
      additional_headers = "12345"
    interval = 10
    request_string = "my_request_string"
    response_string = "my_response_string"
    timeout = 60


Pass an origin ID, a list of your data centers, and any of the optional arguments to create a load balancer.

origin_id‚úĒA user created ID that represents a data center for an application load balancer implementation. Alphanumeric characters and underscores only, and the first and last characters must be alphanumeric.
Note:. The application load balancer cloudlet only supports a setting of APPLICATION_LOAD_BALANCER in the origin behavior of your property's rules.
data_centers‚úĒThe conditional origins of type of type CUSTOMER or NETSTORAGE used as data centers in an application load balancer implementation. Contains:
  • latitude. The latitude for the data center. Value can be up six decimal places.
  • longitude. The longitude for the data center. Value can be up six decimal places.
  • continent. The continent code.
  • country. The country code for the country in which the data center is located.
  • origin_id. A conditional origin ID.
  • percent. The percent of traffic that is sent to the data center. The total for all data centers needs to equal 100%.
  • cloud_service. Whether the data center is a cloud service.
  • liveness_hosts. A list of the origin servers used to poll data centers in an application load balancer configuration. Servers need to support basic HTTP polling.
  • hostname. The name of the host to use as a conditional origin.
  • state_or_province. The state, province, or region where the data center is located.
  • city. The city in which the data center is located.
  • cloud_server_host_header_override. Whether the cloud server host header is overridden.
  • liveness_settings. Health details for a load balanced data center.
  • port. The port for the test object. The default port is 80 for HTTP and 443 for HTTPS.
  • protocol. The protocol or scheme for the database, either HTTP or HTTPS.
  • path. The path to the test object used for liveness testing.
  • host_header. The host header for a liveness HTTP request.
  • additional_headers. The additional case-insensitive HTTP header names included mapped to the liveness testing requests.
  • interval. The frequency of liveness tests in seconds.
  • peer_certificate_verification. Whether to validate the origin certificate for an HTTPS request.
  • request_string. The request used for TCP and TCPS tests.
  • response_string. The response used for TCP and TCPS tests.
  • status_3xx_failure. Whether the the liveness test fails if a request returns a 3xx redirect status code.
  • status_4xx_failure. Whether the liveness test fails if a request returns a 4xx client error status code.
  • status_5xx_failure. Whether the liveness test fails if a request returns a 5xx
  • server error status code.
  • timeout. The number of seconds the system waits before failing the liveness test.
descriptionA human-readable description about your load balancing configuration.
balancing_typeThe type of load balancing. Value is one of WEIGHTED or PERFORMANCE.


Returned to you are the version number and any warnings that occurred on creation.

versionThe version number of the load balancing configuration.
warningsA list of warnings that occurred during the load balancer configuration activation.