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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.
Standard Load Balancer and IP addresses metadata now available through Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS)
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.
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.
Standard Load Balancers and Standard Public IP addresses support cross resource group moves enabling easy management of resources at the resource group level.
Azure Monitor for Network provides the starting point for network monitoring without any user configuration and provides access to all available network monitoring capabilities.
Azure Load Balancer now supports load balancing across regions based on health and latency.
The zone related behavior in Standard Public IP address and Standard Load Balancer is being changed.
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.
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.
IPv6 for Azure Virtual Network is now generally available worldwide. IPv6 support within the Azure Virtual Network and to the internet enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own corporate networks.
Azure Load Balancer TCP resets on idle timeout is now generally available in all Azure regions.
IPv6 for Azure VNETs enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with your Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own networks.
Global VNet Peering now supports Standard Load Balancer in all Azure regions, including Azure China and Azure Government regions.
Azure Standard Load Balancer and Standard Public IP are now generally available in Azure Government cloud regions.
Azure Standard Load Balancer is now generally available in Azure China cloud regions.
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.
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.
Azure Virtual Network TAP enables you to continuously mirror traffic from a virtual network to a packet collector.
The Azure portal has built-in support to add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers.
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