Episode 77 - Windows Azure Powershell Updates

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    Aww, I miss you guys too!

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    Trevor Sullivan

    Good work guys -- hoping to see Service Bus functionality in the next version. Had to develop some of my own script cmdlets to manage Service Bus queues, topics, etc.

    Trevor Sullivan

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    Rodrigo De Castro

    Michael posted a working script on his blog:

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    Rodrigo De Castro

    Answering questions on Windows Azure Traffic Manager:

    QUESTION: Round Robin: when would you want to round robin?
    ANSWER: Currently round robin should distribute the traffic fairly evenly, so this could be used for A/B testing scenarios. For instance, you could test a production rollout by having ~50% of the traffic going to the new deployment and the rest to the current deployment. In the future we will offer ratio load balancing, where % of traffic for each endpoint will be allowed to be specified.

    QUESTION: Supporting both Performance and Failover at the same time?
    ANSWER: This is not currently supported, but the plan in the future is to support more complex scenarios through nested policies.

    QUESTION: trafficmanager.net or .com?
    ANSWER: trafficmanager.net

    QUESTION: How long does a monitor need to return a 200 status code?
    ANSWER: This is called monitor timeout and that’s set to 10 seconds currently. In the future this will be configurable by the user. Accepted values can be found in the API documentation (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh758255.aspx)

    QUESTION: DNS TTL range (is 300 the lower limit?)
    ANSWER: Currently the range is from 30 seconds to 999,999 seconds. Ranges can be found in API documentation (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh758255.aspx)

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