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I am new to azure and have a general question about load balancing and traffic Management RRS feed

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  • hello together,

    what we want:

    In our environment (company) - we have an F5 BIGIP Loadbalancer. With this machine, we can redirect http request to different servers / rewriting URLs etc. . With irules and virtual servers we can manage all of our http requests.

    Is there a similar function in azure ?

    for example:

    www.google.de > points to server 1 // www.google.de/requests -> points to server 2  // www.google.de/test -> redirects to test.google.de  etc.

    Is something like this possible in azure ?

    Same question: http to https redirect and we only have https between clients and loadbalancer -> so we terminate the SSL session on the loadbalancer - from the LB to the server we use http. So we have all SSL certificates on the LB.

    i only read something about round robin / etc..

    Can we "rebuild" such an environment within azure ? Or isnt that possible ?

    Do we need an virtual network with an virtual loadbalancer (for example a virtual F5 BIGIP) ?

    thank you

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:52 AM

Answers

  • As a matter of fact that we don't have control over the load balancer. Everything is automated. We cannot assume the request will be redirected to a particular server. Every instance of a role is equally likely to receive a request. Similarly, we can't redirect http to https as we don't have control over the load balancer. Please either use http or https in both places.
    Friday, September 28, 2012 7:51 AM

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  • Thank you posting!

    This is a quick note to let you know that I am performing research on this issue and will get back to you as soon as possible. I appreciate your patience.


    • Edited by Jiang Yun Friday, September 28, 2012 5:33 AM
    Friday, September 28, 2012 5:20 AM
  • As a matter of fact that we don't have control over the load balancer. Everything is automated. We cannot assume the request will be redirected to a particular server. Every instance of a role is equally likely to receive a request. Similarly, we can't redirect http to https as we don't have control over the load balancer. Please either use http or https in both places.
    Friday, September 28, 2012 7:51 AM