Portal option to "Add/Remove from load balancer"
Please allow a portal user to pick an instance and remove it immediately from the load balancer.
This can be helpful in a production environment when you want to take an instance out of use so you can perform an upgrade or perform diagnostics on it.
Currently you'd need to edit an endpoint monitor to return a non-200 response.
The ability to then finish your maintenance work and then "Re-add to load balancer" would be necessary.
You can do this today using the probes from within the VMs. I suspect you want to do it directly from the portal in the same way as the probes, yes?
Igor Gatis commented
Probe mechanism certainly helps. Sometimes a replica just won't be able to tell by itself whether it is healthy (or it is too complicated to do so). Manual mechanism is the ultimate way to handle it. A checkbox (Enabled/Disabled) would suffice IMO.
Andrew Armstrong commented
Exactly. This would help to remove friction from performing maintenance by letting me effortlessly take an instance out of rotation (for both VMs and potentially Role Instances) instead of (struggling) to find the documentation & load up powershell etc to do it on the host.