Jul 31 2022 05:44 AM
Jul 31 2022 05:44 AM
I am back with my new topic in Azure Discussion space. Today I will discuss a topic related to networking , will discuss about Azure Load Balancer (ALB) . Today I will discuss on the following things -
1) What is Azure Gateway Load Balancer
2) What are the benefits of Gateway Load Balancer
3) Why we use Azure Gateway Load Balancer
4) What are the updates related to Gateway Load Balancer.
So Let's Go !!!
What is Azure Gateway Load Balancer
Gateway Load Balancer it is just a high version of Azure Load Balancer with third party integrations and some advanced networking concepts. With the the help of this you can easily deploy and maintain Network Appliances in Azure . It just requires a click to enable a Gateway Load Balancer .
With this , you can easily add or remove network functionality. With this technology you can easily route traffic to your appliance rather than directly moving traffic to your Infra.
It maintains flow stickiness to a specific instance in the backend pool along with flow symmetry .
What are the benefits of Gateway Load Balancer
It can be attached to a standard public load balancer. Once attached to it on a virtual machine, no additional configuration is needed to ensure traffic from the application endpoint.
Why we use Azure Gateway Load Balancer
Gateway Load Balancer easily helps to deploy , scale and integrate your third party network virtual appliance . It gives you one gateway for distributing traffic across multiple virtual appliances while scaling them up or down, based on demand.
You can use your appliances on a different scenario such as in -
What are the updates related to Gateway Load Balancer
Gateway load balancer borrows a majority of the same concepts as the Standard Load Balancers that customers are familiar with today. As you can compare the components like Frontend IPs, load balancing rules, backend pools, health probes, and metrics, but here you will get to see a new component unique to Load Balancer ie VXLAN tunnel interfaces.
It is an encapsulation protocol utilized by GWLB. This allows encapsulation and decapsulation with the help of its headers as they provide the appropriate data path, all while maintaining their original source IP and also a component known as flow symmetry which does not require (SNAT) or other things like user-defined routes (UDRs).
The VXLAN tunnel interfaces are configured as part of the Load Balancers back-end pool and enable the network virtual appliances to isolate “untrusted” traffic from “trusted” traffic.
Tunnel interfaces can either be internal or external and each backend pool can have up to two tunnel interfaces.
Typically, this ex traffic is used for “untrusted” traffic—traffic coming from the internet and headed to the appliance. Correspondingly, the internal interface is used for “trusted” traffic—traffic going from your appliances to your application.
They are now generally available in all region and you can have a try in China region also.
Thank you !!!
Jul 31 2022 08:20 AM
I will add documentation to your post:
Aug 01 2022 10:13 AM
@Shashwat3105 Hello! Please only post Tech Community website related questions in the Tech Community discussion space. This is the second time you have posted off-topic in this space (we moved your prior post to the Azure Architecture space and responded indicated we'd done so) and if you continue to do so, we may have to take further action.
I'm moving this post to the Azure Networking discussion space. Please post Azure Networking-related posts herein the future.