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Hands-On Networking with Azure by Mohamed Waly

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Configuring load balancer health probes

Health probe is one of the most useful and significant supported features for load balancers. With it, you can monitor the health of the VMs. So, if a VM goes down or is not reachable for any reason, the traffic will not be forwarded to the unhealthy VM, and get redistributed across other VMs.

To configure the health probes, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the load balancer; under SETTINGS, click on Health probes, and a new blade will be opened, as shown in the following screenshot:
Figure 6.14: Health probes
  1. Click on Add to add a new health probe to the load balancer, and a new blade ...

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