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

Azure Load Balancer News

11/30/2020, MS Tech Community
Known Issue When you are running API Management instance in “internal” Virtual network mode and trying to call APIs hosted in the same APIM service (use APIM gateway endpoint Url as backend...
11/24/2020, MS Tech Community
An ARM template recently posted to the Azure network security GitHub repository has been created to deploy all components necessary for a detailed DDoS Protection alert that gets sent to the...
11/24/2020, MS Tech Community
API Server is a crucial component of Kubernetes that allows cluster configuration, workload management and a lot more. While this endpoint is incredibly important to secure; developers and...
11/16/2020, MS Tech Community
In Azure, availability zones are physically separate locations within an Azure region. Each availability zone is made up of one or more datacenters equipped with independent power, cooling, and...
11/12/2020, MS Tech Community
1. Update to SAP on Azure Documentation Several important updates to Azure documentation have been made recently. Customers and Partners are recommended to regularly review the SAP on Azure...
11/11/2020, MS Tech Community
We are delighted to announce the initial release of solutions to run Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) on the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) developed with the WebLogic team as part of a broad-ranging...
10/29/2020, MS Tech Community
Introduction In this document we will describe a method of setting up periodic niping monitoring within an SAP infrastructure driven by the Telegraf monitoring agent, and reported via the Azure...
10/21/2020, MS Tech Community
‘Load Balancing’ is here the distribution (e.g. web requests) based on defined criteria (e.g. user location, resource utilization or round robin) to achieve a goal, e.g. avoid overloading or in...
10/6/2020, Service Updates
Standard Load Balancers and Standard Public IP addresses support cross resource group moves enabling easy management of resources at the resource group level.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Azure Load Balancer now supports load balancing across regions based on health and latency.
8/31/2020, Service Updates
The zone related behavior in Standard Public IP address and Standard Load Balancer is being changed.
7/7/2020, Service Updates
Azure Load Balancer now supports adding and removing resources from a backend pool via an IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and virtual network ID. This will enable you to easily manage the containers,...
Azure Load Balancer customers now have instant access to a preconfigured solution for health monitoring and configuration analysis enabling rapid fault localization and informed design decisions.