In this lab, we walk through using Azure PowerShell to create an Azure Standard Load Balancer. This beginner-level hands-on lab covers several concepts, including the following.
* Creating variables to store key parameters.
* Identifying the proper cmdlets to create a frontend IP configuration, backend address pool, health probe, Load Balancer rule configuration, and NAT rules.
* Creating the Azure Standard Load Balancer using the correct parameters.
This hands-on lab uses the Azure Cloud Shell, so there’s no need to install any software. This way it’s possible to follow along at work or home using the web browser.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Create the Variables
Use the instructions below as a guide. Refer to the video for the complete steps.
Note: The resource group and subscription have already been created.
- Log in to the Azure Portal using the credentials provided.
- Navigate to the Cloud Shell, using the
>_icon in the toolbar.
- Use PowerShell in the Cloud Shell.
- Identify the existing resource group with
- Set a variable for the existing resource group name.
- Set a variable for the location.
- Create and set a variable for the frontend IP configuration.
- Create and set a variable for the backend address pool configuration.
- Create and set a variable for the health probe.
- Create and set a variable for the Load Balancer rule.
- Create and set three variables for the NAT rules.
- Create the Azure Standard Load Balancer
Create the Azure Standard Load Balancer with
New-AzLoadBalancerusing the following settings.
- Resource group: Use the created variable.
- Name: MyLoadBalancer
- SKU: Standard
- Location: Use the created variable.
- FrontEndIPConfiguration : Use the created variable.
- BackEndAddressPool: Use the created variable.
- Probe: Use the created variable.
- LoadBalancingRule: Use the created variable.
- InboundNatRule: Use the three created variables.