Configure the distribution mode for Azure Load Balancer
Azure Load Balancer supports two distribution modes for distributing traffic to your applications:
- Source IP affinity
To learn more about the different distribution modes supported by Azure Load Balancer, see Azure Load Balancer distribution modes.
In this article, you learn how to configure the distribution mode for your Azure Load Balancer.
Configure distribution mode
You can change the configuration of the distribution mode by modifying the load-balancing rule in the portal.
- Sign in to the Azure portal and locate the resource group containing the load balancer you wish to change by clicking on Resource Groups.
- In the load balancer overview screen, select Load-balancing rules under Settings.
- In the load-balancing rules screen, select the load-balancing rule that you wish to change the distribution mode.
- Under the rule, the distribution mode is changed by changing the Session persistence drop-down box.
The following options are available:
- None (hash-based) - Specifies that successive requests from the same client can be handled by any virtual machine.
- Client IP (two-tuple: source IP and destination IP) - Specifies that successive requests from the same client IP address are handled by the same virtual machine.
- Client IP and protocol (three-tuple: source IP, destination IP, and protocol type) - Specifies that successive requests from the same client IP address and protocol combination are handled by the same virtual machine.
- Choose the distribution mode and then select Save.