How to view traffic for HA Web UIs in AKS

Marilyn Fernandez 21 Reputation points
2021-02-23T18:22:35.383+00:00

I am trying to find a way to prove HA for Web UIs built in AKS. For APIs we can check container logs under Insights and see traffic is routing simultaneously to a primary and secondary region, but traffic does not readily generate for front end UIs. I have heard the app developer can add a line of code to generate traffic, but is there any other way to prove, via the Azure Portal, a web UI in AKS was properly deployed HA?

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  1. prmanhas-MSFT 17,901 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-03-01T08:23:11.137+00:00

    @Marilyn Fernandez Got below response from internal team:

    For HA I’d go with availability zones, not different regions.

    If the customer wants a BC/DR scenario, multi-region deployment, traffic manager or azure front door would do the routing, web UI won’t be able to know where the request went to.

    They can always leverage Traffic Maanger’s traffic view if using that service:
    Traffic View in Azure Traffic Manager | Microsoft Learn

    Thining a little bit further, depending on the ip being resolved when reaching a particular hostname, it could give you different ip and based off on that ip you could query some ip2geo services to identify to which region the client (web ui) is routing traffic to. Not sure if that is some acceptable idea for you or not but this is general recommendation.

    Hope it helps!!!

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