Create a cross-region load balancer

Last updated: 5/11/2021

This template creates a cross-region load balancer with a backend pool containing two regional load balancers. Cross-region load balancer is currently available in limited regions. The regional load balancers behind the cross-region load balancer can be in any region.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
projectName Specifies a project name that is used for generating resource names.
location-cr Specifies the location for the cross-region load balancer. Available in limited regions.
location-r1 Specifies the location for the regional load balancer.
location-r2 Specifies the location for the regional load balancer.
adminUsername Specifies the virtual machine administrator username.
adminPassword Specifies the virtual machine administrator password.
vmSize Size of the virtual machine

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/quickstarts/microsoft.network/load-balancer-cross-region/azuredeploy.json
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/quickstarts/microsoft.network/load-balancer-cross-region/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface