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Hands-On Networking with Azure by Mohamed Waly

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Configuring inbound NAT rules

Another method for traffic control is the inbound NAT rules, which map a public port on the load balancer to a port on a specific virtual machine in the backend address pool.

To add an inbound NAT rule, you have to follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the load balancer; under SETTINGS, click on Inbound NAT rules, and a new blade will be opened, as shown in the following screenshot:
Figure 6.18: Inbound NAT rules
  1. To add a new rule, click on Add, and a new blade will pop up, asking you to specify the following:
    • Name: A descriptive name for the rule.
    • Frontend IP address: The frontend IP address is the address through ...

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