Traffic Manager

Official Documentation

Service Description

The Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager is a service that forwards requests sent to an Azure Service on the basis of freely definable policies and availabilities to service instances that can be installed worldwide in Azure or in external environments. Three types of forwarding policies can be defined: Performance, Failover, and Round Robin. A policy contains a DNS name. The Traffic Manager replies to requests to this name with the IP address of the next available service instance that fulfills this policy.

The decision of which instance a request is forwarded to is thus based both on the policy and the availability. This makes it possible to distribute the instances of a service worldwide, to normally direct users to the nearest instance, and in case this instance fails, to go to the second-nearest instance, etc. Due to support for including instances operated outside of Azure, failover scenarios can be implemented where access is first made to on-premises instances and, in case of an error, instances in the cloud are accessed.

Getting Started

  1. 9/29/2016, Video, 1:14:28
    This session focuses on practical architectural guidance for designing highly available applications using Microsoft Azure (IaaS). The session covers basic architecture of...
  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...
  3. 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...



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Azure Documentation

1. Traffic Manager Documentation
2. Overview
     2.1. What is Traffic Manager?
3. Quickstart
     3.1. Create a Traffic Manager profile
4. Tutorials
     4.1. Route traffic based on geographic location of endpoint
     4.2. Route traffic for low latency
     4.3. Distribute traffic to a set of endpoints
     4.4. Route traffic to a priority endpoint
5. Samples
     5.1. Azure CLl
     5.2. Azure PowerShell
6. Concepts
     6.1. Routing methods
          6.1.1. Country/Region hierarchy used by Traffic Manager
     6.2. Nested Traffic Manager profiles
     6.3. Endpoint types
     6.4. Endpoint monitoring
     6.5. Real User Measurements
     6.6. Traffic View
     6.7. Metrics and alerts
     6.8. Disaster recovery using Azure DNS and Traffic Manager
     6.9. FAQs
7. How To
     7.1. Send Real User Measurements to Traffic Manager
          7.1.1. Using Visual Studio SDK
          7.1.2. Using web pages
     7.2. Manage endpoints
     7.3. Manage profiles
     7.4. Verify Traffic Manager settings
     7.5. Combine load balancing services
     7.6. Measure Traffic Manager performance
     7.7. Use Azure PowerShell to manage Traffic Manager
     7.8. Point your Internet domain to Traffic Manager
     7.9. Troubleshoot
          7.9.1. Troubleshoot degraded state on Azure Traffic Manager
8. Reference
     8.1. Code samples
     8.2. Azure PowerShell
     8.3. Azure CLI
     8.4. Java
     8.5. Node.js
     8.6. Ruby
     8.7. Python
     8.8. REST
9. Related
     9.1. Application Gateway
     9.2. Load Balancer
     9.3. Azure DNS
10. Resources
     10.1. Azure Roadmap
     10.2. Blog
     10.3. MSDN Forum
     10.4. Pricing
     10.5. Pricing calculator
     10.6. Service Limits
     10.7. Service updates
     10.8. SLA
     10.9. Videos

Online Training Content

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Tools

Tool Description

Videos

Date Title Length
9/29/2017
Building highly available, secure, and scalable services for the enterprise with Azure
1:20:35
8/14/2017
App Service Domains
0:11:44
6/21/2017
Cloud Tech 10 - 19th June 2017 - Cloud Foundry, Azure Functions, VPN Gateways and more!
0:08:30
5/4/2017
Azure networking for developers
0:58:03
3/27/2017
Cloud Tech 10 - 27th March 2017
0:08:37
10/12/2016
Tuesdays with Corey: Azure Resiliency, the magic of load balancers
0:08:47
9/29/2016
Design for scalability and high availability on Microsoft Azure
1:14:28
3/1/2016
Load balance in a few clicks
0:01:19
3/29/2015
Java on Microsoft Azure: (05) Java Websites on Azure
0:41:12
10/22/2014
Build Your Virtual Conference with Windows Azure
1:02:29