Ensure that each Microsoft Azure virtual machine scale set is integrated with a load balancer in order to distribute incoming traffic among healthy virtual machine instances running within the scale set. Azure load balancer is a layer 4 load balancer that provides low latency, high throughput, and scales up to millions of flows for all TCP and UDP web applications.
This rule resolution is part of the Conformity Security & Compliance tool for Azure.
Integrating Microsoft Azure virtual machine scale sets with Azure load balancers can help you provide high availability for your web applications and improve application performance through scaling.
To determine if your virtual machine scale sets are using load balancers for optimal scaling and high availability, perform the following operations:
Remediation / Resolution
To create, configure, and attach load balancers to your Microsoft Azure virtual machine scale sets, perform the following operations:Note: Attaching a load balancer to an existing Azure virtual machine scale set using Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) is not currently supported.
- Azure Official Documentation
- Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
- What are virtual machine scale sets?
- What is Azure Load Balancer?
- Quickstart: Create a public load balancer to load balance VMs using the Azure portal
- Quickstart: Create a virtual machine scale set in the Azure portal
- Load Balancer health probes
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