Practice Test

True or False: AWS Route 53 supports geolocation routing policy.

Answer: True.

Explanation: With geolocation routing, Amazon Route 53 lets you choose where to route your users based on their geographic location.

In AWS Route 53, which among these can be used for balancing loads across multiple resources?

  • A. Simple Routing
  • B. Weighted Routing
  • C. Failover
  • D. None Of The Above

Answer: B. Weighted Routing

Explanation: Weighted routing lets you associate multiple resources with a single domain name and choose how much traffic goes to which resource.

Which of the following routing policies in Route 53 would you use to route traffic to a resource that has a specified IP address _(choose exactly 1 option)_?

  • A. Latency
  • B. Failover
  • C. Geolocation
  • D. Multivalue Answer

Answer: D. Multivalue Answer

Explanation: Multivalue answer routing policy lets you route traffic approximately randomly to multiple resources.

True or False: Failover routing policy in AWS Route 53 can only be used to route traffic to an active resource if the health check status of a primary resource indicates that the resource is unhealthy.

Answer: True.

Explanation: Failover routing policies are used to route traffic to a resource only when the health checks of a primary resource fail.

What does a Latency Routing Policy in AWS Route 53 do?

  • A. Route traffic to the resource that provides the fastest response based on latency
  • B. Route traffic based on the geographical location of your users
  • C. Route traffic to multiple resources in a proportion that you specify
  • D. None of these

Answer: A. Route traffic to the resource that provides the fastest response based on latency

Explanation: Latency-based routing policy in Amazon Route 53 allows you to route your users to the AWS region that provides them with the least latency.

In a Weighted Routing policy, what does the weight represent?

  • A. The cost of the route
  • B. The speed of the route
  • C. The proportion of traffic to be routed to a particular endpoint
  • D. The reliability of the route

Answer: C. The proportion of traffic to be routed to a particular endpoint

Explanation: The weight determines the proportion of DNS queries that Amazon Route 53 responds to with records from that resource.

True or False: Route 53 doesn’t provide a way to check the health of resources.

Answer: False.

Explanation: Route 53 uses health checks to monitor the health and performance of your application and its endpoints.

Which of the following is NOT a type of Amazon Route 53 routing policy?

  • A. Restrictive routing
  • B. Weighted routing
  • C. Latency routing
  • D. Geolocation routing

Answer: A. Restrictive routing

Explanation: Restrictive routing is not a recognized policy type in Amazon Route Common routing policies include Simple, Failover, Weighted, Latency and Geolocation routing.

Can you use multiple routing policies for a single domain in AWS Route 53?

  • A. Yes
  • B. No

Answer: A. Yes

Explanation: AWS Route53 permits implementing multiple routing policies across record sets for the same domain.

Which AWS Route 53 routing policy option allows you to direct traffic to your resources based on the location of your users?

  • A. Geolocation Routing
  • B. Failover Routing
  • C. Latency Routing
  • D. Weighted Routing

Answer: A. Geolocation Routing

Explanation: Geolocation Routing policy lets you choose where to route your users based on their geographical location.

Interview Questions

Q1: What is Route 53 routing policy?

A1: Amazon Route 53 routing policies control how Amazon Route 53 responds to DNS queries. These routing policies include failover, weighted, latency-based, and others.

Q2: What is the failover routing policy in Route 53?

A2: The failover policy in Route 53 is designed to turn on secondary resources once the primary resources are determined to be unhealthy. It’s typically used when you want to set up active-passive scenarios, such as for DR (Disaster Recovery).

Q3: Can you explain the weighted routing policy?

A3: The weighted routing policy lets you split your traffic based on different weights assigned. These weights are helpful when you want to test the performance of new software or architecture without disturbing your main services.

Q4: What is latency-based routing?

A4: Latency-based routing policy directs web traffic requests to the server that will be able to respond with the least delay. This policy is useful for deploying global applications where reducing latency is important.

Q5: What is the primary use case for the Geolocation routing policy in AWS Route 53?

A5: Geolocation routing lets you choose where your traffic will be sent based on the geographic location of your users.

Q6: How can Route 53 determine if the resource is healthy?

A6: Route 53 uses health checks to determine the status of resources. These health checks monitor the health of specified resources at regular intervals and report the status back to Route 53.

Q7: Can you use Amazon Route 53 to route users to a non-AWS resources?

A7: Yes, you can use Amazon Route 53 to route users to non-AWS resources.

Q8: What happens to the DNS queries when using a failover routing policy and all resources are unhealthy?

A8: When using a failover routing policy, if all resources are unhealthy, Route 53 will respond to DNS queries using the last known status of the resources.

Q9: Does the weighted routing policy ensure that exactly the proportion of traffic specified in the weights will be directed to each resource?

A9: No, the traffic distribution is approximate and not an exact proportion of the set weights.

Q10: How often can health check request rates change?

A10: Amazon Route 53 health check request rates can change not more often than once every 30 seconds.

Q11: Can you route different types of records to the same domain?

A11: Yes, you can have different types of records with the same name, as long as the record type is different for each record.

Q12: Can I use Route 53 to manage the DNS records for domains that I have registered with another domain registrar?

A12: Yes, you can use Amazon Route 53 for DNS management even if your domain is registered with another domain registrar.

Q13: Is there support for IPV6 in Route 53?

A13: Yes, Amazon Route 53 supports both IPv4 (A records) and IPv6 (AAAA records).

Q14: What happens to the DNS queries when the primary and secondary failover resources are both unhealthy?

A14: When both primary and secondary failover resources are deemed unhealthy, Amazon Route 53 responds to DNS queries based on the current, last-known status of the resources.

Q15: Can I control the routing of my users based on the location of my users in Route 53?

A15: Yes, with the Geolocation routing policy you can route your users based on their geographic location.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *