All data traffic from the public Internet that aims to access Azure resources must pass through the Azure load balancer, which processes various protocols (e.g., http, https, smtp) and where appropriate forwards calls to the required Azure resources after performing security checks. The load balancer checks the availability of the resources on a regular basis and ensures that calls are sent only to available resources. For multilayered applications, within a Virtual Network an internal load balancer can also be configured between the individual layers.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 5/4/2017, Video, 0:58:03
    In this keynote session, come learn how to build, deploy, scale, and monitor large, global web applications in Microsoft Azure leveraging the full Azure networking stack. In...
  2. 10/12/2016, Video, 0:08:47
    Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team talks about how to architect your load balancers & traffic management with none other than...


Learning Paths

AZ-104: Configure and manage virtual networks for Azure administrators
Published: 5/15/2020, Length: 11:02:00
Learn how to configure key Azure network capabilities and prepare for Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator.
AZ-400: Develop a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) strategy
Published: 6/25/2020, Length: 7:46:00
Sustainably achieve the appropriate level of reliability in your systems, services, and products and prepare for Exam AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions.
Configure and manage virtual networks for Azure administrators
Published: 5/15/2020, Length: 12:34:00
Learn how to configure and manage key Azure network capabilities.

Learning Modules

Core Cloud Services - Azure networking options
Published: 9/24/2018, Length: 0:28:00
Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework - Reliability
Published: 5/19/2020, Length: 0:59:00
Load balance non-HTTP(S) traffic in Azure
Published: 7/15/2021, Length: 1:02:00

Azure Load Balancer News

5/16/2022, MS Tech Community
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4/18/2022, MS Tech Community
Author: Alethea Toh   Following the announcement of the general availability of the Bring Your Own IP addresses (BYOIP) function to Azure in all public regions, we’re excited to share that public...
4/18/2022, MS Tech Community
Author: Brian Lehr, Azure Networking PM   When planning a potential migration of on-premises infrastructure to Azure, you may want to retain your existing public IP addresses due to your...
3/31/2022, Service Updates
Bring your own public IP ranges to Azure to retain existing reputation or to prevent your customers from needing to modify dependencies (e.g. firewalls or other hardcoding) on their network.
3/30/2022, MS Tech Community
In this post, I'll show you how to create your jump server using Apache Guacamole, an open-source tool that provides similar functionalities to Azure Bastion.   The environment to be built will...
3/25/2022, MS Tech Community
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3/23/2022, Azure Podcast
Yun Jung Choi, a PM in the Azure team, give us details about a valuable feature of the popular App Service, that allows customers to perform a variety of advanced troubleshooting tasks right...
Starting today, Azure Load Balancer enables customers to manage port forwarding for Virtual Machine Scale Sets or a group of virtual machines in a backend pool with a single set-up with minimum...
3/23/2022, MS Tech Community
Introduction Cluster API is a Kubernetes community project started by the Kubernetes Special Interest Group (SIG) which brings declarative, Kubernetes-style APIs to cluster creation,...
3/22/2022, Service Updates
You can now specify target backend pool in inbound NAT rule for less management overhead when configuring port forwarding.
3/21/2022, MS Tech Community
When we use classic Cloud Service or Cloud Service Extended Support (CSES), it's a common requirement that user wants the service is only open to the clients from a specified Virtual Network. For...
3/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Service Fabric Classic Cluster (SFCC) and Service Fabric Managed Cluster (SFMC) both support the automatic OS upgrade. But their underlying design to support this feature is fully different. This...
3/14/2022, MS Tech Community
For many customers the concept of SAP virtual hostnames is commonly used and expected for the SAP landscape. It allows logically decouple the actual virtual machine hostname and an easy to...
2/28/2022, MS Tech Community
For many SAP customers, high availability (HA) setup is a must-have option, as it reduces unplanned and planned downtime.   Availability set is the first HA concept for SAP systems in Azure, that...
2/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Azure customers use Service Fabric to manage both stateless and stateful microservices at scale. While our customers love the reliability, scalability, and richness of Service Fabric’s features,...
2/15/2022, MS Tech Community
Late last year, we introduced a standalone wizard to deploy SDN Network Controller (NC) in Windows Admin Center (WAC). This wizard enabled users to deploy Network Controller at a later point...
2/15/2022, MS Tech Community
Last year I did a blog post on how to build a cloud native lab at home based on Azure Stack HCI and...
1/31/2022, MS Tech Community
In part 1, we have learned how to manually migrate a classic Cloud Service to Cloud Service Extended Support by recreating a new CSES(Cloud Service Extended Support) resource and redeploy the...
1/26/2022, MS Tech Community
Azure Container Apps(Preview) enables users to run containerised applications in a completely Serverless manner providing complete isolation of Orchestration and Infrastructure. Applications...