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Subnet Auto Discovery

AWS Load Balancer controller auto discovers network subnets for ALB or NLB by default. ALB requires at least two subnets across Availability Zones, NLB requires one subnet. The subnets must be tagged appropriately for the auto discovery to work. The controller chooses one subnet from each Availability Zone. During auto-discovery, the controller considers subnets with at lease 8 available ip addresses. In case of multiple qualified tagged subnets in an Availability Zone, the controller chooses the first one in lexicographical order by the Subnet IDs. For more information about the subnets for the AWS load balancer, see Application Load Balancers and Network Load Balancers. If you use eksctl or an Amazon EKS AWS CloudFormation template to create your VPC after March 26, 2020, then the subnets are tagged appropriately when they're created. For more information about the Amazon EKS AWS CloudFormation VPC templates, see Creating a VPC for your Amazon EKS cluster.

Public subnets

Public subnets are used for internet-facing load balancers. These subnets must have the following tags:

Key Value 1 or ``

Private subnets

Private subnets are used for internal load balancers. These subnets must have the following tags:

Key Value 1 or ``

Common tag

In version v2.1.1 and older, both the public and private subnets must be tagged with the cluster name as follows:

Key Value${cluster-name} owned or shared

${cluster-name} is the name of the kubernetes cluster

The cluster tag is not required in v2.1.2 and newer releases.