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Machine Learning Workspace Load Balancer

Hi there,

Is it possible to delete the Load Balancer that's installed as part of the Machine Learning workspace? Or to adjust the configuration so that it doesn't cost so much?

I'm just using this ML workspace to study/practice concepts for the DP-100 exam so I don't think I need a load balancer, but at no point did I see an option to turn it off, it doesn't even appear as a resource item.

What role/purpose is the load balancer playing as part of the Workspace deployment?

Thanks kindly for any insight.
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YutongTie-MSFT answered

Hello,

I am sorry for your experience. The charges incurred for LB and bandwidth could be based on your setup and how the compute was setup to run the experiments. If you have also setup your designer to use virtual network then there could be charges on how the compute was setup with respect to the region. More details of the setup of workspace with private networks are detailed here. For the breakup of charges mentioned above you can raise a support request through the azure portal for billing which does not require any support plan to raise a ticket from the Help+Support tab on Azure portal.

As the same time, for student studying, there are some student benefit: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/students/


Hope this helps.


Regards,
Yutong

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EmilioGagliardi-5163 answered YutongTie-MSFT commented

Thanks, I just did a basic installation of the Machine Learning Workspace. I didn't do any private networks or anything.

I've seen the answer you posted, it seems like a canned answer. How do I configure Machine Learning Workspace to not need/use the Load Balancer?

That's why I posted here. I'd like to terminate that feature.

Thanks kindly,

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I am working on checking this with the pm to see if this is doable to switch off this feature.


Regards,
Yutong

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One update here, I have reached out to VM team to see any workaround here. Thanks for the patient.

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Hello, one currently workaround we have is deletion of compute instance, scale down to 0 nodes of compute cluster. This can get rid of all related cost.

At the meantime, we are working on decreasing the cost. Can we get more details on this "Above cost is for how many days and how many instances/ clusters" ?


Regards,
Yutong

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EmilioGagliardi-5163 answered YutongTie-MSFT commented

THanks for replying. I have two compute instances, both are off. I only turn them on to run notebooks. I had a compute cluster that was up for an hour or so but have since deleted it. Deleting the compute clusters did NOT remove the Load Balancer. I have no Inference clusters.

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Hello,

Thanks for your response. We are mentioning deletion of the compute instance or scale down the nodes to 0 of the **computer cluste**r.

I just got confirmation from Machine Learning team, the current workaround to reduce the cost are 2:

  1. scale down to 0 nodes of compute cluster

  2. Delete the compute instance

If you still have cost after you deleted the compute instance, please let me know I can create a support ticket to investigate the issue deeply.

For long time solution of the cost, the engineering team is working on reducing the fees. Sorry for the inconvenience at this time


Regards,
Yutong





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taowang-5804 answered

Hi @EmilioGagliardi-5163

The 'load balancer' cost could actually be due to the endpoints in ML Studio.

The computing resources behind the inferencing endpoints can be costing you money while they are now shown in the 'Compute' section, not under any of the 4 tabs there, not anywhere in ML Studio.

Go to the 'endpoints' section to see if you have any endpoints. Remove the endpoints and check if the cost have reduced.

Let me know how this works.

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