The Basic Azure Load Balancer is free of charge, but is not provided along with the basic Virtual Machine.
Classic public load balancing
Every cloud service can obtain a free public load balancing IP (VIP). If you want to load balance on multiple VIPs, you may obtain extra VIPs for the nominal charges listed here.
You may distribute at most 5 extra IPs to your Load Balancer.
Classic internal Load Balancing
Load balancing between Virtual Machines that reside inside of a Virtual Network (Internal Load Balancing) is free of charge. Currently, adding extra VIP to Internal Load Balancing is not supported.
Standard Load Balancer
The Standard Load Balancer offers customers several benefits over the Basic Load balancer:
- More flexible and larger backend pools
- HA Ports rules for scale and resiliency of Network Virtual Appliances and other scenarios
- AZ scenarios including cross-zone load balancing, automatic zone-redundant frontends and outbound flows with a single regional IP address
- Integrated monitoring (traffic counters, health probe, TCP connection attempts, outbound connections) and continuous data plane health measurements
The pricing for Standard Load Balancer is based on number of rules configured (load balancer rules) and data processed.
However, there is no hourly charge for the Standard load balancer itself when no rules are configured.
Load Balancing rules:
First 5 rules: ￥ 0.159/hour (the price is the same while creating 1-5 rules)
Additional rules: ￥ 0.0636/rule/hour
Data processed: ￥ 0.0318 per GB
Support & SLA
If you have any questions or need any help, please access Azure Support and select self-help service or any other method to contact us for support.
The free edition of Load Balancer doesn’t provide a Service Level Agreement. To learn more about the details about our Service Level Agreement, please visit the Service Level Agreement page.