Implementing DNS-based Traffic Routing with Azure Traffic Manager
Azure Traffic Manager is a DNS-based load balancer offering in Microsoft Azure that allows you to distribute traffic to your web application across the globe. Traffic manager offers a variety of routing methods and endpoint monitoring solutions to suit your business needs. Being a global service, the Traffic Manager is less prone to regional failure in a datacenter.
The high availability offering for endpoints and automatic failover service makes Traffic Manager a unique offering for businesses looking to scale their web infrastructure without handling the traffic routing from scratch. It allows you to distribute your application globally based on various routing methods that suit your application needs. Whether you are hosting Azure endpoints or an external resource in a Hybrid cloud, Traffic Manager lets you combine all those scenarios when planning for highly available infrastructure design.
In this hands-on lab, you will understand how Traffic Manager works and work with Traffic Manager Profiles and endpoints to route traffic.
Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:
- Understand Traffic Manager offering and capabilities
- Create Traffic Manager Profiles
- Add Endpoints to Traffic Manager
- Failover validation for Traffic Manager routing
- Candidates for the Azure Administrator Exam (AZ-104)
- Cloud Architects
- DevOps Engineers
- Software Engineers
Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:
- Azure Web Apps
The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:
May 31st, 2023 - Updated screenshots and instructions, Nodejs version, and edited app service locations due to traffic manager endpoint conflicts
May 26th, 2023 - Resolved an issue that caused the lab to fail periodically
February 9th, 2023 - Resolved deployment issues
Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.