How to health check hosts over HTTPS behind the load-balancer?

Published: 11/01/2019
How to health check hosts over HTTPS behind the load-balancer?
Source: SERVERFAULT.COM

I have NGINX serving my site over HTTPS on EC2 hosts behind Elastic Load Balancer. I need to set up a proper health-check in ELB. However, I cannot use https://www.example.com because I need to health-check a HOST, not my site. And on the other side, I cannot use https://ec2host.amazonaws.com because the SSL certificate is valid only for my domain (example.com). So, I ended up using TCP port 80 ch

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