Here are the steps to create an Azure External Load Balancer
The steps to create this will be as follows:
1. Build WinClassicFE01 Windows 2012 Virtual Machine
2. Remote Desktop to WinClassicFE01 Windows 2012 Virtual Machine
3. Install IIS (Internet Information Services) on WinClassicFE01 Windows 2012 Virtual Machine
4. Open IIS (Internet Information Services) on WinClassicFE01 and edit https bindings on Windows 2012 Virtual Machine
5. Edit IIS page to correspond to WinClassicFE01 on Windows 2012 Virtual Machine
6. Create Load Balanced endpoint to WinClassicFE01 on Windows 2012 Virtual Machine
7. Build WinClassicFE02 Windows 2012 Virtual Machine
8. Create Load Balanced endpoint to WinClassicFE02 on Windows 2012 Virtual Machine
9. Open web browser to https://<cloudservice>.cloudapp.net
10. Pressing F5 on keyboard to refresh the page a number of times to confirm Load Balancing between VMs
11. Will show load balancing between to VMs WinClassicFE01 and WinClassicFE02 in the load balancer set.
12. Stop IIS service on WinClassicFE02 to confirm traffic will get redirected to WinClassicFE01
13. Pressing F5 on keyboard to refresh the page will direct all traffic to WinClassicFE01 only
14. Successfully implemented and configured an external load balancer between to Windows IIS endpoints.
Please note: Virtual Machines and Azure components have been created in the “Free One Month Trial” Azure subscription for testing and Proof of Concept purposes only.
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