Getting Started with Public Load Balancers in Azure

Load balancers provide performance and high availability for applications and services.  In this video, we review Azure public load balancers including inbound connectivity from the internet.  We also review how to use the load balancer public IP address or IP prefix to support outbound internet access from the backend hosts.  Then we walk through steps to deploy a public load balancer in Azure.

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Getting Started with Azure Internal Load Balancers

Load balancers provide performance and high availability for applications and services.  In this video, we review Azure internal load balancers including features of each SKU, or type of load balancer, load balancing algorithm and distribution modes and health probes.  Then we walk through steps to deploy an internal load balancer in Azure.

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What you need to know about Azure Network Security Groups and Application Security Groups

This video covers what you need to know about Azure Network Security Groups and Application Security Groups.  I started with the idea of a quick video on Network Security groups.  Things snowballed from there, and it ended up being a comprehensive review of Network Security Groups (NSG) and application Security Groups (ASG).  I also added some bonus content on verifying IP flow with Network Watcher.  This video is intended as an introduction to NSG’s.  However, stick around even if you’ve used NSG’s for a while.  There may be some new information here for you.

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SFTP with Azure Storage is now Generally Availability

Azure Storage SFTP

SSH File Transfer protocol (SFTP), sometimes called Secure FTP, provides the ability to transfer files between autonomous systems.  Azure Storage standard V2 and Premium now supports SFPT access to blob containers.  This video goes over how to enable SFTP on a new storage account, then we add local users and connect with SFTP and the WinSCP client. 

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Azure Hub and Spoke Virtual Network (VNet) with a VPN Gateway

In this video, we create a hub and spoke network in Azure by peering our spoke VNet’s to a centralized, Hub Virtual Network.  Then we use a VPN Virtual Network Gateway to enable gateway transit connectivity between the spokes.  Next, we configure routing with Azure Route Tables and User Defined Routes (UDR) to send traffic going to other spokes to the hub.  Then we log into a virtual machine and verify connectivity.

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