Custom errors when web role is failing (or not running)
When i update the web role (incresing web roles, starting, suspending, ...) there is a short moment (or pretty long) when the web role is not responding. Customers than may see just browser error page "the page is not accessible" or "the server is not responding". In my opinion there should by allways some nice, user-friendly, response like "We are currently upgrading your application, please wait a few minutes. Thanks" with company logo or something.
thank you for your suggestion. Azure Load Balancer doesn’t interact with the application layer today. I’m going to return the votes because I don’t have an obvious path to deliver this feature today. Please check if Application Gateway can perform this function and if not request it on UserVoice there.
This may work for HTTP but I’m not sure how we would do that for HTTPS unless we had the certificate and could create a response that doesn’t alarm the client with a certificate error. Any thoughts on how your see this working? Please reply and we can discuss further.
Jan V commented
there are several servers along the way from customer HTTP request (firewalls, load balancers,..) some of which may find out, that my web role is not responding and send back output from some other web server (existing on cloud, or outside..)