Introduction to Azure Stack Hub networking

Azure Stack Hub provides different kinds of networking capabilities that can be used together or separately:

  • Connectivity between Azure Stack Hub resources
    Connect Azure resources together in a secure and private virtual network in the cloud.
  • Internet connectivity
    Communicate to and from Azure Stack Hub resources over the internet.
  • On-premises connectivity
    Connect an on-premises network to Azure Stack Hub resources through a virtual private network (VPN) over the internet, or through a dedicated connection to Azure Stack Hub.


    You must create a VPN or public IP connection in order to access on-premises resources.

  • Load balancing and traffic direction
    Load balance traffic to servers in the same location and direct traffic to servers in different locations.
  • Security
    Filter network traffic between network subnets or individual VMs.
  • Routing
    Use default routing or fully control routing between your Azure Stack Hub and on-premises resources.
  • Manageability
    Monitor and manage your Azure Stack Hub networking resources.
  • Deployment and configuration tools
    Use a web-based portal or cross-platform command-line tools to deploy and configure network resources.

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