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Load Balancing (Global Load Balancer)

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Lab description


Using a Load Balancer, you can spread the load of your service across multiple virtual machines. However, this does not protect from a regional failure. In this Lab step, you will set up a Global Load Balancer in a different region from other Load Balancers to see that if one region fails, the other region can take over. 


In this Lab exercise, you will:

Start with two pre-existing virtual networks with a single virtual machine in each one., (these virtual machines are both linked to Load Balancers in their own Region). Then, you will complete the following tasks.

  • Create a Load Balancer rule for each of the two existing Load Balancers 
  • Test the Load balancers to make sure you can connect to the web servers 
  • Implement a Global Load Balancer connecting to the two existing Load Balancers 
  • Test the failover from one region to another


May 23rd, 2023 - Updated screenshots and instructions to reflect latest UI

About the author

David has been a trainer with QA for over 12 years and has been training cloud technologies since 2017.  Currently certified in Microsoft and Alibaba cloud technologies David has previously been a system and Network administrator amongst other roles.    

Currently, he is a Principle Technology Learning Specialist (Cloud) at QA. He loves nothing more than teaching cloud-based courses and also has a passion for teaching PowerShell scripting.

Outside of work, his main love is flying Radio control airplanes, and teaching people to fly them.

Covered topics
Lab steps
Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
Create load balancing rules for the existing load balancers
Test the load balancers
Create Global Load Balancer