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Traffic Manager: old vs new RRS feed

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  • I'd need to set a failover tf, so, first, I tried to use the new portal but I couldn't spot the failover option (the only Routing Methods are Performance, Weighted, Priority) so I tried the old one and there, as Load Balance Method, I have Performance, Round Robin and Failover to choose from !?!

    Does this mean that I cannot set Failover using the new portal and that in some way there are two flavours of traffic managers? I'm a bit confused...

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:10 PM

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  • Hi,

    Azure uses today two deployments models : Azure Service Management and Azure Resource Manager.

    Traffic Manger was only supported by the classic model, but Microsoft added the support to ARM and the names were changed.


    TM for Azure Resource Manager is in preview, and some limitations apply.

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/traffic-manager-powershell-arm/



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    • Marked as answer by pmonte Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:34 PM
    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:27 PM
  • Thanks. Just one more doubt: it is the ARM for Traffic Manager that is in preview, not Traffic Manager itself, right? If I set up a Traffic Manager with the new portal I can use it in production right?

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:49 PM
  • Yes, you can but keep two thing sin mind:

    - It's in preview : things may change (Add or remove features), bugs..., Support

    - If you are using the classic mode (VMs, web sites...) then use the classic one instead. You have to read more about the difference between the two modes. The future is the ARM mode, but today, some features are not yet supported.

    --> I actually use ARM because it's the recommended, and because newer features are made first for that mode


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    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:53 PM
  • second thought: Traffic Manager sounds like a single point of failure to me, isn't it? Does Azure offer anything similar to a DNS Failover?
    Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:33 AM
  • I think you should not worry about the SPOF, since TM is subject to SLA

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/traffic-manager/v1_0/


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    Sunday, December 20, 2015 7:59 PM