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July 2022

14 Jul

Generally available: Azure Gateway Load Balancer

NOW AVAILABLE

Gateway Load Balancer enables you to deploy, scale, and enhance the availability of third party network virtual appliances (NVAs) in Azure with ease.

  • Load Balancer
  • Services
  • Features

March 2022

31 Mar

General availability: Bring your own IP ranges to Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Bring your own public IP ranges to Azure to retain existing reputation or to prevent your customers from needing to modify dependencies (e.g. firewalls or other hardcoding) on their network.

  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
21 Mar

General availability: Inbound NAT rule now supports port management for backend pools

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now specify target backend pool in inbound NAT rule for less management overhead when configuring port forwarding.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features

January 2022

10 Jan

Generally available: Load Balancer SKU upgrade through PowerShell script

NOW AVAILABLE

Upgrade to Standard SKU Load Balancer easily through a simple PowerShell script and take advantage of enhanced capabilities.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features

November 2021

2 Nov

Gateway Load Balancer now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Gateway Load Balancer enables you to deploy, scale, and enhance the availability of third party network virtual appliances (NVAs) in Azure with ease

  • Load Balancer
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite

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 Balancer
  • Management
  • Features

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 Balancer
  • 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 Balancer
  • 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 Balancer
  • 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 Balancer
  • Services

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 Balancer
  • 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 Balancer
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
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 Balancer
  • Management
  • Features

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 Balancer
  • 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 Balancer
  • 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 Balancer
  • 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 Balancer
  • 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 Balancer
  • 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 Balancer
  • 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 Balancer
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Management
  • Features

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