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    1. Azure Loadbalancer must delete unhealthy VM of Azure VMSS

      I have create Azure VMSS behind Public Azure Std LB with HTTP based Health Probe. Azure Loadbalancer is working as per expectation. But If VM is unhealthy then it must be deleted or re-provisioned. So that machine can attain healthy state again.

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      12 comments  ·  Load Balancer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      I’d like to ask you for more feedback on this request please. Load Balancer doesn’t control the VMSS. I think what you’re looking for is a way for VMSS to replace any instances with a LB health probe status of 0. I’ve reached out to VMSS team to get their input. LB is likely not the right place to do this.
      — Christian

    2. Azure load balancer currently doesn't report the status of backend pool VMs based on health probes.

      Azure load balancer should report the status of backend pool VMs based on the health probes we have created and not just report if the VM is running or not. Recently one of my backend pool VM went into high load and it took me minutes to identify the problematic one. LB was not sending any traffic to this VM however the portal was still showing it 'Running' instead of "Unhealthy" or "Failed". This would save a lot of time and will be easy to see health of backend pool vms.

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    3. Azure load balancer health checks should have more configurable options

      The current Azure Load Balancer checks are very basic. They should be extended to allow
      * Custom headers added to HTTP checks
      * Auth headers on HTTP checks
      * Check returned content for a pattern
      * Allow POST rather than GET with customisable content
      * Accept other HTTP return statuses (for example, 3xx) as valid
      * TCP checks should allow configuration of Send/Expect strings
      * Maybe additional checks for such services as LDAP, DNS, etc

      As comparison, the popular HAProxy load balancer supports most of these capabilities.

      15 votes
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    4. Add internal dns name for loadbalancer

      Is it possible to add the swicth "--internal-dns-name <Name>" for an internal loadbalancer ?
      This is possible for an NIC today, please add this to loadbalancer

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    5. Delay load balancer rolling health threshold until first pass.

      We would like to implement an application-specific https load balancer probe for rolling upgrades. This always fails initial deployment because none of the VMs in the scale set have the application installed yet. It would be nice if the rolling upgrade threshold could be ignored until it passes for the first time.

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      3 comments  ·  Load Balancer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    6. Azure load balancer probe service

      Currently you need to provide a custom probe service or use applications (e g SQL Always-On Availability Group) which has built-in probe services or use other services' ports (e g RPC 135) for the probe service. Would it be possible to provide a probe service application that you can install as a service on the nodes instead of having to write your own probe service? I have seen some C# samples of such TCP port probe services, which you could install as a service, but it would be better to have official in case there are improvements, updates or changes…

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    7. LoadBalancer should support more than one IPv6 addresses on the internet frontend.

      At the moment the Azure load balancer supports only 1 IPv6 IP on the internet frontend.
      The IPv4 adresses where sold, the future is the usage of IPv6. But a loadbalancer can only handly one IPv6 Address???
      It minimum we should be able to terminate one IPv6 Präfix. Better that the LB can handle many dedicated IPv6 addresses.

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    8. RST packet is sent from probe of load balancer.

      The probe use RST to disconnect a TCP connection that established 3 way handshake. If I use an software to monitor some paket, the software will detect some errors by RST paket. I hope we can use FIN sequence to close the TCP connection.

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      4 comments  ·  Load Balancer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    9. Load balancer probes to determine latency

      In addition to health probes, provide a probe to determine latency when pushing packets to the backend.

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    10. Load Balancer timeout set to 10+ hours per socket

      need longer time for 'keep alive' of socket. just like you can configure them with NGINX for example. We need min. 10 hours per socket.

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