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Load Balancing in Azure

Course Overview
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of load balancing in Azure and explore Azure load balancing services in detail. Services include Azure Load Balancer, Azure Application Gateway, and Azure Traffic Manager. In addition, students will learn how these services can be combined to build resilient application architectures for both IaaS and PaaS hosted applications.

Course Details
  • Author: Adnan Cartwright
  • Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes, 9 seconds
  • Lab: 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds
  • Published: 2018-10-27
  • Level: 300


Course Objectives

What You Will Learn
  • Detailed understanding of load-balancing services and features available in Azure

Course Modules

Azure Network Overview
In this module, students will review an overview of the networking features that are explored within the Az100 course.
Load Balancing Overview

In this module, students will learn about load balancing terminology, providing a foundation for the learning more about the Azure load balancing ecosystem.

Module Sections:

  • Load Balancing Terminology 
Azure Load Balancer

In this module, students will learn about Azure Load Balancer - what it is, how to deploy and configure the service, how to perform diagnostics, and explore use cases.

Module Sections:

  • Introduction to Azure Load Balancer
  • Azure Load Balancing Diagnostics
  • Azure Load Balancer Use Cases
Azure Application Gateway

In this module, students will learn about Azure Application Gateway. This includes defining the service and its boundaries and how to monitor gateway health. Students will then explore how to deploy an Azure Application Gateway through the Azure Portal, PowerShell, the Azure CLI, and through ARM Templates. Finally, students will also learn how to configure the gateway through imperative scripting with Azure PowerShell.

Module Sections:

  • What is Azure Application Gateway?
  • Azure Application Gateway Health Monitoring
  • Deployment (Azure Portal; Azure PowerShell; Azure CLI; ARM Templates)
  • Configuration (PowerShell)
Azure Traffic Manager

In this module, students will learn about Azure Traffic Manager. An introduction to the service is provided, followed by how to deploy Azure Traffic Manager, and closing with how to troubleshoot and maintain a Traffic Manager profile.

Module Sections:

  • Introduction to Azure Traffic Manager
  • Deploying Azure Traffic Manager
  • Troubleshooting Azure Traffic Manager
Load Balancing Architectures

In this module, students will explore the use cases and architectures for Azure Load Balancer, Azure Application Gateway, and Azure Traffic Manager. By examining a hypothetical scenario, students will learn how the three services can be combined to provide access to a highly available, redundant application hosted in Azure.

Module Sections:

  • Load Balancing Services (Azure Load Balancer; Azure Traffic Manager; Azure Application Gateway)
  • Combining Services

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