Considerations for Azure Stack networking

Applies to: Azure Stack integrated systems and Azure Stack Development Kit

Networking in Azure Stack provides many of the features you find in Azure, with some differences you should understand before you start deploying.

This article provides an overview of the unique considerations for Networking and its features in Azure Stack. To learn about high-level differences between Azure Stack and Azure, see the Key considerations topic.

Cheat sheet: Networking differences

Service Feature Azure (global) Azure Stack
DNS Multi-tenant DNS Supported Not yet supported
DNS AAAA records Supported Not supported
DNS zones per subscription 100 (default)
Can be increased on request.
DNS record sets per zone 5000 (default)
Can be increased on request.
Name servers for zone delegation Azure provide four name servers for each user (tenant) zone that is created. Azure Stack provides two name servers for each user (tenant) zone that is created.
Virtual network Virtual network peering Connect two virtual networks in the same region through the Azure backbone network. Not yet supported
IPv6 addresses You can assign an IPv6 address as part of the Network Interface Configuration. Only IPv4 is supported.
VPN gateways Point-to-Site VPN Gateway Supported Not yet supported
Vnet-to-Vnet Gateway Supported Not yet supported
VPN Gateway SKUs Support for Basic, GW1, GW2, GW3, Standard High Performance, Ultra-High Performance. Support for Basic, Standard, and High-Performance SKUs.
Load balancer IPv6 public IP addresses Support for assigning an IPv6 public IP address to a load balancer. Only IPv4 is supported.
Network Watcher Network Watcher tenant network monitoring capabilities Supported Not yet supported
CDN Content Delivery Network profiles Supported Not yet supported
Application gateway Layer-7 load balancing Supported Not yet supported
Traffic Manager Route incoming traffic for optimal application performance and reliability. Supported Not yet supported
Express Route Set up a fast, private connection to Microsoft cloud services from your on-premises infrastructure or colocation facility. Supported Support for connecting Azure Stack to an Express Route circuit.

Next steps

DNS in Azure Stack