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Hands-On Networking with Azure by Mohamed Waly

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Configuring the load balancer backend pools

So far, you have configured the load balancer frontend part, but in this topic, you will learn how to configure the backend part, across which the traffic will be distributed:

  1. Navigate to the load balancer; under SETTINGS, click on Backend pools, as shown in the following screenshot:
Figure 6.12: Backend pools
  1. Click on Add, and a new blade will be opened, asking you to specify the following:
    • Name: The name of the backend pool.
    • IP version: Whether it is IPv4 or IPv6.
    • Associated to: You can associate the load balancer with multiple VMs in an availability set, or a standalone VM, or a virtual machine ...

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