Record types

Route 53 supports multiple record types like the following:

Record type

Use case

Example

A - AAAA

IP addressing

52.9.149.99

CNAME

Aliasing

elb.example.com or aws.com

MX

Email servers

10 mail.example.com

  1. In our case, we will be configuring Elastic IPs so use the type A and use the primary IP address for the value. Change the TTL (Seconds) to 60 seconds.

  1. The Routing Policy must be set to Failover and for record type this IP represents the primary server so choose Primary. It is necessary to associate this record with a health check, choose Yes and filter the health-check-1.
  2. Do the same procedure ...

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