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Hands-On Networking with Azure by Mohamed Waly

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Azure Load Balancer benefits

Azure Load Balancer has benefits that make it an attractive solution; the following points are some of the benefits:

  • Uses hash-based distribution mode: This is the default mode for Azure Load Balancer, which is a 5-tuple hash that consists of the source IP, the source port, the destination IP, the destination port, and the protocol type which maps the traffic to the available servers. As a result, as long as the session is open, all of the packets within it will be directed to the same instance behind the load balancer.
  • Traffic control: You can control the flow of the traffic by specifying that the inbound traffic that will come on a specific port will be directed to a specific port internally. For example, if ...

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