Aqua CSPM

Load Balancer No Instances

Quick Info

Plugin TitleLoad Balancer No Instances
CloudORACLE
CategoryNetworking
DescriptionDetects LBs that have no backend instances attached
More InfoAll LBs should have backend server resources. Those without any are consuming costs without providing any functionality. Additionally, old LBs with no instances present a security concern if new instances are accidentally attached.
ORACLE Linkhttps://docs.cloud.oracle.com/iaas/Content/GSG/Tasks/loadbalancing.htm
Recommended ActionDelete old LBs that no longer have backend resources.

Detailed Remediation Steps

  1. Log in to the Google Oracle Platform Console.
  2. Scroll down the left navigation panel and choose the “Load Balancers” under the “Networking.”
  3. On the “Load Balancers” page, select the “Load Balancer” by clicking on the “Name” as a link to access the “Load Balancer." <img src="/resources/oracle/networking/load-balancer-no-instances/step3.png)
  4. On the “Load Balancer Details” page, scroll down and click on the “Backend sets” under the “Resources”. <img src="/resources/oracle/networking/load-balancer-no-instances/step4.png)
  5. On the “Backend sets detail” page scroll down and select the “Backends” option from the left menu and check if there is any active “Instance” is attached or not.
  6. Repeat steps number 2 - 5 to detects LBs that have no backend instances attached.
  7. Navigate to “Load balancers” under the “Networking”, select the load balancer with “No Instances."
  8. Click on the 3dots at the extreme right to open the “Options” menu. Click on the “Terminate” to remove the “load balancer” without any active Instance.
  9. On the “Terminate Load Balancer” tab, click on the “Terminate” button to delete the selected “Load balancer."
  10. Repeat steps number 7 - 9 to delete old LBs that no longer have backend resources.