Load Balancer In Azure

Load balancer - Introduction

In this article, I will demonstrate how quickly we can create a load balancer in Azure. If you are new to load balancer, here is the definition from the website:

Azure load balancer provides high performance to applications. And it is a layer for TCP and IP load balancer that distributes incoming traffic among instance of services.

Why Azure Load Balancer is Needed.

  • Load balance incoming Internet traffic to virtual machines.

  • Load balance traffic between virtual machines in a virtual network, between virtual machines in cloud services, or between on-premises computers and virtual machines in a cross-premises virtual network.

  • Forward external traffic to a specific virtual machine.
To configure the load balance, you need to have an Azure account. If you're new to Azure, I recommend reading,


Step 1- Log into Azure Management portal by signing into your valid Microsoft Account by clicking the link.

Step 2- Now, click More Services in Microsoft Azure dashboard and select “Load balancers’.

Load balancer

Step 3- In Load balancing blade, click Add button. If you can’t find your subscription, click refresh option.


Step 4- In the load balancing creation wizard, provide the following details.

  • Name – Name of the load balancing application.
  • Type – It can either be Internal or Public.
  • Public IP Address – Choose IP Address from resource group.


Step 5- It takes some time on Azure Management portal. Finally, the load balancer is configured to use.


In this article, we discussed how to create Load balancer, using Azure Portal.

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