The ELB command line tools are pretty nice, and they are actually required to get a lot of important information which is unfortunately missing from the AWS ELB UI. Installation is actually quite simple, first go ahead and download the zip from here, and then just go ahead and do the following:
wget http://ec2-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/ElasticLoadBalancing.zip unzip ElasticLoadBalancing.zip -d ~/bin echo "EXPORT ~/bin/`ls ~/bin | grep Elastic`" >> ~/.bash_profile source ~/.bash_profile
Then boom, magic
10:50:24 [email protected] Downloads elb-describe-lbs -h 127 ↵ SYNOPSIS elb-describe-lbs [LoadBalancerNames [LoadBalancerNames ...] ] [General Options] DESCRIPTION Describes the state and properties of LoadBalancers
Hope that helps!