Deploying Traffic Manager On Azure Portal

Introduction

In this article, I am going to describe what Traffic Manager is and how to deploy the Traffic Manager on the Azure portal. 

Prerequisites

An Azure subscription. If you don't have an account, click the following Link to get a new one with a free trial for one month.

What is Traffic Manager?

Like the normal traffic police, we use Traffic Manager to control the flow of data so as to provide the reliable network for services like Azure VMs, Web app etc. Azure Traffic Manager enables us to control the distribution of various service endpoints with various datacenters.We may use three endpoints supported by Traffic Manager - Azure end-points, External end-points, & non-Azure end-points.

Follow these steps to create Azure Traffic Manager

Sign into Azure portal. In the Dashboard, click "+" >>  Networking >> "See all" to see the services provided under networking.

 

Click the "Traffic Manager" tile.

 

Then, it opens the Traffic Manager profile with terms & conditions. Choose "Create" to open the Traffic Manager creation blade.

 

In this blade, fill in the necessary details. For Name, provide the unique name for the profile. In the Routing method field, choose Performance, and use the right subscription. Then, create the new resource group or use the existing one where our profile is going to place, and do the same for location too. Finally, press "Create" to create your profile.

 

After the "deployment succeeded successfully" notification, we can open our profile. The Overview section shows our DNS name, Resource group, status, Subscription. You can see that Monitor status is inactive. Then, we are going to activate it by giving the Azure end-points to our Traffic Manager.

 

In your profile, choose the Endpoints in the hub. Then, choose "Add" to add the endpoints in the portal.



In the endpoint creation blade, choose the "Type" as the Azure Endpoint because we are going to use the services created by Azure Services. Give a desired name to the endpoint and choose the Target type as App Service.

 

For the Target resource that is used for including our resource on the Azure portal, choose the App Service that you wanted to add as an endpoint. Press OK to create the endpoint for your profile.

 

The addition of endpoint is finished. The Endpoints are displayed in the Traffic Manager profile blade along with their monitoring status as Online. 



Summary

That's all. We have created the Traffic Manager with Azure endpoints. I hope you understood how to create Traffic Manager and use it in the Azure Portal.

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