Create an inspection system as a Gateway Load Balancer endpoint service - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
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Create an inspection system as a Gateway Load Balancer endpoint service

You can create your own service powered by Amazon PrivateLink, known as an endpoint service. You are the service provider, and the Amazon principals that create connections to your service are the service consumers.

Endpoint services require either a Network Load Balancer or a Gateway Load Balancer. In this case, you'll create an endpoint service using a Gateway Load Balancer. For more information about creating an endpoint service using a Network Load Balancer, see Create an endpoint service.

Considerations

  • An endpoint service is available in the Region where you created it.

  • When service consumers retrieve information about an endpoint service, they can see only the Availability Zones that they have in common with the service provider. When the service provider and service consumer are in different accounts, an Availability Zone name, such as us-east-1a, might be mapped to a different physical Availability Zone in each Amazon Web Services account. You can use AZ IDs to consistently identify the Availability Zones for your service. For more information, see AZ IDs in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

  • There are quotas on your Amazon PrivateLink resources. For more information, see Amazon PrivateLink quotas.

Prerequisites

  • Create a service provider VPC with at least two subnets in the Availability Zone in which the service should be available. One subnet is for the security appliance instances and the other is for the Gateway Load Balancer.

  • Create a Gateway Load Balancer in your service provider VPC. If you plan to enable IPv6 support on your endpoint service, you must enable dualstack support on your Gateway Load Balancer. For more information, see Getting started with Gateway Load Balancers.

  • Launch security appliances in the service provider VPC and register them with a load balancer target group.

Create the endpoint service

Use the following procedure to create an endpoint service using a Gateway Load Balancer.

To create an endpoint service using the console
  1. Open the Amazon VPC console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/vpc/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Endpoint services.

  3. Choose Create endpoint service.

  4. For Load balancer type, choose Gateway.

  5. For Available load balancers, select your Gateway Load Balancer.

  6. For Require acceptance for endpoint, select Acceptance required to require that connection requests to your endpoint service are accepted manually. Otherwise, they are accepted automatically.

  7. For Supported IP address types, do one of the following:

    • Select IPv4 – Enable the endpoint service to accept IPv4 requests.

    • Select IPv6 – Enable the endpoint service to accept IPv6 requests.

    • Select IPv4 and IPv6 – Enable the endpoint service to accept both IPv4 and IPv6 requests.

  8. (Optional) To add a tag, choose Add new tag and enter the tag key and the tag value.

  9. Choose Create.

To create an endpoint service using the command line

Make your endpoint service available

Service providers must do the following to make their services available to service consumers.

  • Add permissions that allow each service consumer to connect to your endpoint service. For more information, see Manage permissions.

  • Provide the service consumer with the name of your service and the supported Availability Zones so that they can create an interface endpoint to connect to your service. For more information, see the procedure below.

  • Accept the endpoint connection request from the service consumer. For more information see Accept or reject connection requests.

Amazon principals can connect to your endpoint service privately by creating a Gateway Load Balancer endpoint. For more information, see Create a Gateway Load Balancer endpoint.