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Public IP addresses should use Standard SKU#

Reliability · Public IP address · Azure.PublicIP.StandardSKU

Public IP addresses should be deployed with Standard SKU for production workloads.

Description#

Standard Public IPs are designed with the "secure by default" model and are closed to inbound traffic when uses as a frontend. Network security groups are required to allow inbound traffic. For example, a network security group can be attached on the NIC of a virtual machine with a Standard Public IP address attached. It also enables zone-redundancy(all three zones), zonal(constrained to a single zone) or no-zone(no pre-selected availability zone). It can also choose routing preferences between Microsoft global network and the internet.

Recommendation#

Consider using Standard SKU for Public IP addresses deployed in production.

Examples#

Configure with Azure template#

To configure Standard SKU for a Public IP address.

  • Set sku.name to Standard.

For example:

{
    "type": "Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses",
    "apiVersion": "2020-11-01",
    "name": "[parameters('publicIPAddresses_test_ip_name')]",
    "location": "australiaeast",
    "sku": {
        "name": "Standard",
        "tier": "Regional"
    },
    "zones": [
        "2",
        "3",
        "1"
    ],
    "properties": {
        "ipAddress": "[parameters('publicIPAddresses_ip_address')]",
        "publicIPAddressVersion": "IPv4",
        "publicIPAllocationMethod": "Static",
        "idleTimeoutInMinutes": 4,
        "ipTags": []
    }
}

Configure with Bicep#

To configure Standard SKU for a Public IP address.

  • Set sku.name to Standard.

For example:

For example:

resource publicIPAddresses_resource 'Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses@2020-11-01' = {
  name: name
  location: location
  sku: {
    name: 'Standard'
    tier: 'Regional'
  }
  zones: [
    '2'
    '3'
    '1'
  ]
  properties: {
    ipAddress: ipAddress
    publicIPAddressVersion: 'IPv4'
    publicIPAllocationMethod: 'Static'
    idleTimeoutInMinutes: 4
    ipTags: []
  }
}

Last update: 2021-10-19