Identify any unused load balancers available within your Azure cloud account and delete them in order to eliminate unnecessary costs and meet compliance requirements when it comes to cloud resource management. A Microsoft Azure load balancer is considered unused when it doesn't have any associated backend pool instances. The backend pool instances can be individual virtual machines or instances running within a virtual machine scale set.
This rule resolution is part of the Conformity Security & Compliance tool for Azure.
Removing Azure cloud components that aren't being utilized, like the load balancers, will help you avoid unexpected charges on your Azure bill. In order to adhere to Azure cloud best practices and achieve regulatory compliance, every unused load balancer should be deleted for cost optimization and better management of your cloud resources.
To identify unused Microsoft Azure load balancers, perform the following operations:
Remediation / Resolution
To remove unused Microsoft Azure load balancers from your cloud account in order to lower the cost of your monthly Azure bill, perform the following operations:
- Azure Official Documentation
- What is Azure Load Balancer?
- Load Balancer pricing
- Quickstart: Create a public load balancer to load balance VMs using the Azure portal
- Quickstart: Create a public load balancer to load balance VMs using Azure CLI
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