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Is it possible to have load balancing between virtual machines without placing the machines in the same cloud service?

We want to use Ansible to configure our machines and setup RabbitMQ but I can't see how it could be done without having an public IP to each of the machines.

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The azure VM while not having a public IP can be accessed via SSH using a specific port. In your ansible inventory file you can define the ansible_host and ansible_port for each of your VM's.

[all]
test01vm0 ansible_host=test01.europe.cloudapp.azure.com ansible_port=50000
test01vm1 ansible_host=test01.europe.cloudapp.azure.com ansible_port=50001
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  • This is the solution we ended up using, forgot to post the answer myself.
    – olif
    Jan 24, 2016 at 12:30
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You can use Traffic Manager to balance requests between different cloud services at DNS level http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/traffic-manager/

I don't know if it fits RabbitMQ needs.

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