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Azure Traffic Manager – Create new profile

In previous two articles, we have had a look at some basic concepts about Azure Traffic Manager. If you want to refer them, below are the blog post links:

In this post, let’s have a look at how to create a new Azure traffic manager profile.


You would need an active Azure subscription. If you don’t have an Azure subscription, create a free account now.

Create Traffic Manager Profile

Sign in to Azure Portal. Then search for Traffic Manager profiles in the top navigation search box. It should open a new Pane showing existing traffic manager profiles. Then click on Add button to add a new profile.

Azure Portal: Show existing traffic manager profiles

On new panel, provide below inputs:

  • Name, unique name for the traffic manager
  • Routing method, one of the 6 routing methods. Let’s select Priority routing method.
  • Subscription, a valid Azure subscription
  • Resource group, the name of resource group under which this profile would be created

After providing above inputs, click on Create button.

Azure Portal: Create new traffic manager profile

The traffic manager profile would be created instantly. In next post, we will use this traffic manager with Azure web apps deployed in two different regions.

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