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Azure Traffic Manager available within Azure in China

Posted on 8 oktober, 2014

Senior Program Manager, Azure Networking - DNS and Traffic Manager
We are happy to announce the recent availability of Azure Traffic Manager within Azure in China. Azure Traffic Manager is a traffic management solution enabling resilience, performance and scalability for your applications deployed to Azure, on-premises, or both. Azure Traffic Manager within China is a GA service and is manageable through the Azure Portal, the Azure Service Management API, and through PowerShell.

What is Azure Traffic Manager?

Azure Traffic Manager is a DNS-based Traffic Management solution with endpoint monitoring, failure detection, and automatic re-routing of traffic to healthy nodes within your application’s footprint. With Azure Traffic Manager profiles you are empowered to define a set of endpoints, and control how traffic flows to those endpoints. Profiles can be configured to route requests to the closest endpoint, failover within a list of endpoints, or route traffic equally to all endpoints. All profiles have support for active endpoint monitoring, failure detection, and automatic re-routing of traffic to healthy endpoints. Profiles can contain endpoints that are Cloud Services (both web/worker roles and IaaS VMs), Azure Websites and external endpoints all as peers within the same profile. In this way, traffic can be distributed globally across several Azure Regions, or between Azure and an on-premises deployment. For further information on Azure Traffic Manager see here and for additional information on external endpoints, see here.

Expanding beyond, or into, Azure in China with Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager profiles hosted in Azure in China support the specification of Cloud Services hosted in public Azure as external endpoints. Similarly, Azure Traffic Manager profiles in public Azure can include endpoints hosted in Azure in China as external endpoints. In this way, global applications can improve their availability and performance within China, and Chinese applications can extend their reach by leveraging the global scale of Azure.

Getting started with Azure Traffic Manager in Azure in China

To get started with Azure PowerShell, see How to Install and Configure Azure PowerShell.

Configuring PowerShell for Azure in China

Using the “Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile” cmdlet, start Windows Azure PowerShell, and connect to your Azure in China subscription:
PS C:\> Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile -Environment AzureChinaCloud

Creating a new Azure Traffic Manager profile in Azure in China

The following example creates a new Traffic Manager Profile in Azure in China, adds two endpoints to it, and submits the result to Azure:
PS C:\> $profile = New-AzureTrafficManagerProfile -Name "MyProfile" -DomainName "myprofile.trafficmanager.cn" -LoadBalancingMethod "RoundRobin" -Ttl 30 -MonitorProtocol "Http" -MonitorPort 80 -MonitorRelativePath "/"
PS C:\> $profile = Add-AzureTrafficManagerEndpoint -TrafficManagerProfile $profile -DomainName "app-chinanorth.chinacloudapp.cn" -Status "Enabled" -Type "CloudService"
PS C:\> $profile = Add-AzureTrafficManagerEndpoint -TrafficManagerProfile $profile -DomainName "app-chinaeast.chinacloudapp.cn" -Status "Enabled" -Type "CloudService" 
PS C:\> Set-AzureTrafficManagerProfile –TrafficManagerProfile $profile

FAQ

How much does Azure Traffic Manager in Azure in China cost? Pricing for Azure Traffic Manager in Azure in China can be found here. What is the SLA for Azure Traffic Manager in Azure in China? Azure Traffic Manager supports the same SLAs for Azure in China as for public Azure. These can be found here.