Plugin Title LB No Instances
Cloud AZURE
Category Load Balancer
Description Detects load balancers that have no backend instances attached
More Info All load balancers should have backend server resources. Those without any are consuming costs without providing any functionality. Additionally, old load balancers with no instances pose a security concern if new instances are accidentally attached.
AWS Link https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-overview
Recommended Action Delete old load balancers that no longer have backend resources.


Detailed Remediation Steps

  1. Log into the Microsoft Azure Management Console.
  2. Select the "Search resources, services, and docs" option at the top and search for Load balancers.
  3. Select the "Load balancer" by clicking on the "Name" as a link which needs to be checked for active Instances.
  4. On the "Load balancer" page, scroll down the left navigation panel and choose the "Backend pools" option.
  5. On the "Load balancers- Backend pools" page, check whether it has any active Instances or not. If load balancers have no backend instances attached then we can delete it for security concerns.
  6. Repeat steps number 2 - 5 to verify "Load balancer" with no instances.
  7. Navigate to "Load balancers", select the load balancer which needs to be deleted.
  8. On the selected "Load balancer" click on the "... (three dots)" at extreme right and select "Delete" option.
  9. On the "Delete load balancer" tab, click on the "Yes" button to make the changes.
  10. Repeat steps number 7 - 9 to delete old load balancers that no longer have backend resources as they are consuming costs without providing any functionality and old load balancers with no instances pose a security concern if new instances are accidentally attached.

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