Creating Azure Standard Load Balancers with PowerShell

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

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.

Learning Objectives

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.

  1. Log in to the Azure Portal using the credentials provided.
  2. Navigate to the Cloud Shell, using the >_ icon in the toolbar.
  3. Use PowerShell in the Cloud Shell.
  4. Identify the existing resource group with Get-AzResourceGroup.
  5. Set a variable for the existing resource group name.
  6. Set a variable for the location.
  7. Create and set a variable for the frontend IP configuration.
  8. Create and set a variable for the backend address pool configuration.
  9. Create and set a variable for the health probe.
  10. Create and set a variable for the Load Balancer rule.
  11. Create and set three variables for the NAT rules.
Create the Azure Standard Load Balancer

Create the Azure Standard Load Balancer with New-AzLoadBalancer using 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.

Additional Resources

Please go ahead and log in to the live Azure hands-on lab environment using the credentials provided.

NOTE: Use West US as the region for any created resources, including the configuration of the Cloud Shell.

The following information will help throughout this hands-on lab:

  • This lab uses the Cloud Shell within the Azure Portal, but Azure PowerShell will work for users who have it installed.

  • Once familiar with the process, consider completing the lab using the steps first. Then use the videos to verify the solution. The videos contain the complete commands.

  • If necessary, expand the objectives to see more information on the tasks this lab undertakes.

  • To view the diagram, access this using the Diagram button on the upper-right-hand side of this hands-on lab.

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