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    1. Load Balancer and Public IP SKU.

      There must be an option of Upgrading Public IP SKU from Basic to Standard without losing Static PIP as it is a creating a big road block when we do any planning like moving existing PIP behind any NVA Standard Load balancer.
      If any existing Production Server are already running on Basic PIP then it is very tough to make any decisions to upgrade SKU or move it behind any Standard ELB.

      Need suggestion here how and till what time we can overcome here.

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    2. Drain/admin endpoint control for Load Balancer

      Many on-prem systems rely on an ability to gracefully drain traffic from a node before removing it from load balancing for updates or maintenance. While there are workarounds today for the Azure Load Balancing infrastructure (http://serverfault.com/questions/686095/gracefully-take-a-server-out-of-azure-load-balancer-drain-stop) it's not as flexible as existing on-prem services. Please add this feature.

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    4. Allow Selection of VMs within Availability set/VMSS for standard LB backend pool

      It would be great if allowing Selection of VMs within availability set for standard SKU Load balancer backend pool

      the feature does exist in Basic only , yet in Standard not. even though it is mentioned in the documentation it supports it.

      for example I have a client that needs to add only 50 VMs within an av in a VNET that hosts over 500 VMs. Yet when going to the backend pool of the standard LB it shows all of the 500 VMs , if there is a filtering way to only shows a specific AV that would be…

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    5. Add the option of outbound rule on Azure portal

      When we want to set the outbound rule for Azure load balancer, there are just two methods to configure that : One is Resource Explore; Another is Azure CLI. The configuration methods recorded in below document:
      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-outbound-rules-overview
      But neither good enough for deployment . Please kindly add this function on portal.

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    6. Show Traffic lights on an ILB Rule showing which node traffic is being passed too

      Load balance rules do not show which server(s) traffic is currently being sent to.
      Within a “Load Balance Rule” simple traffic light of Green /or Red against a node would give a quick visual indication that traffic is being sent to the node.
      This would help us identify if a service had/was stop on a specific node or if a node was turned off.

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    7. On Azure portal,under Load balancer the statement of floating IP should be updated.

      Recently i took a case ,customer complained this .On Azure portal,under Load balancer the statement of floating IP "says 'We recommend using this feature only when configuring a SQL Always" needs to be updated.
      The statement needs to be updated as follows :
      We recommend using this feature only when configuring a SQL AlwaysOn Availability Group Listener and SQL Failover Clustered Instance (FCI) IP Address.

      The current statement appears to be old and was true before we started supporting SQL FCI on Azure. You can see the details here
      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sql/virtual-machines-windows-portal-sql-create-failover-cluster

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