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March 2021

2 Mar

Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer support for adding and removing resources from a backend pool via IP address is now generally available. This enables IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.

  • Load Balancing
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
  • Management

February 2021

15 Feb

Standard Load Balancer and IP addresses metadata now available through Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS) is a mature REST API which offers metadata information regarding Networking, Storage, SKU and etc. We are now adding Load Balancer related information to the list of metadata IMDS covers.

  • Load Balancing
  • Features

January 2021

11 Jan

Public IP SKU upgrade generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure public IPs now support the ability to be upgraded from Basic to Standard SKU, enabling customers to retain the same IP address for services that require Standard IP frontends.

  • IP Addresses
  • Load Balancing
  • Features

October 2020

6 Oct

Standard Load Balancer and Public IP addresses support resource group move

NOW AVAILABLE

Standard Load Balancers and Standard Public IP addresses support cross resource group moves enabling easy management of resources at the resource group level.

  • Load Balancing
  • IP Addresses
  • Features

September 2020

22 Sep

Preview: Azure Load Balancer now supports cross-region load balancing

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports load balancing across regions based on health and latency.

  • Load Balancing
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite

August 2020

31 Aug

Upcoming changes to Standard Public IPs and Standard Load Balancers

NOW AVAILABLE

The zone related behavior in Standard Public IP address and Standard Load Balancer is being changed.

  • Load Balancing
  • Virtual Network
  • IP Addresses
  • Features

July 2020

8 Jul

Introducing Azure Load Balancer Insights using Azure Monitor for Networks

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer customers now have instant access to a preconfigured solution for health monitoring and configuration analysis enabling rapid fault localization and informed design decisions.

  • Load Balancing
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
7 Jul

Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports adding and removing resources from a backend pool via an IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and virtual network ID. This will enable you to easily manage the containers, virtual machines, and virtual machine scale sets associated with their load balancer. It will also allow IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.

  • Load Balancing
  • Features
  • Management

February 2020

26 Feb

Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle timeout is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle timeout is now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Load Balancing
  • Features

March 2019

1 Mar

Global VNet Peering now supports Standard Load Balancer

NOW AVAILABLE

Global VNet Peering now supports Standard Load Balancer in all Azure regions, including Azure China and Azure Government regions.

  • Load Balancing
  • Virtual Network
  • Features

January 2019

28 Jan

General availability: Standard Load Balancer and Standard Public IP in Azure Government

Azure Standard Load Balancer and Standard Public IP are now generally available in Azure Government cloud regions.

  • Load Balancing
  • Virtual Network
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters

October 2018

20 Oct

General availability: Standard Load Balancer in Azure China cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Standard Load Balancer is now generally available in Azure China cloud regions.

  • Load Balancing
  • Virtual Network
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters

September 2018

24 Sep

Azure Load Balancer—Outbound Rules for Standard Load Balance GA

IN PREVIEW

Outbound Rules for Standard Load Balancer is now generally available. This new ability allows you to declare which public IP or public IP prefix should be used for outbound connectivity from your virtual network, and how outbound network address translations should be scaled and tuned.

  • Load Balancing
  • Services
24 Sep

Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle in preview

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in preview, Azure Load Balancer supports sending of bidirectional TCP resets on idle timeout for load balancing rules, inbound NAT rules, and outbound rules.

  • Load Balancing
  • Services

August 2018

13 Aug

Add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers from the Azure portal

The Azure portal has built-in support to add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers.

  • Load Balancing
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
  • Management

March 2018

22 Mar

General availability: Standard Load Balancer

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Standard Load Balancer is now generally available in all regions.

  • Load Balancing
  • Virtual Network

October 2017

2 Oct

Azure networking available only in the Azure portal from October 4

Azure Networking features will be available only in the Azure portal from October 4th, 2017. Networking related feature support from the classic Portal will be deprecated starting October 4th.

  • Network Watcher
  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Load Balancing
  • Virtual Network
  • VPN Gateway
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features

September 2017

26 Sep

Azure Load Balancer standard HA Ports

NOW AVAILABLE

HA Ports, a premium offering of the Azure Standard Load Balancer, is now generally available. This will enable customers to configure a single load balancing rule to process traffic from all the protocols and ports, thus enabling deployment of services or appliances in high availability mode.

  • Load Balancing
  • Features
25 Sep

Public preview: Load Balancer Standard

IN PREVIEW

Load Balancer Standard is in preview. You can use it to create load-balanced deployments with greater scale, resiliency, and ease of use for virtual machine instances inside a virtual network.

  • Load Balancing
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
25 Sep

Public preview: HA Ports

Azure Load Balancer introduces a HA Ports, a capability that enables you to load balance internal virtual network traffic on all ports for all supported protocols.

  • Load Balancing
  • Virtual Network
  • Features

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