Umbraco Training: Load Balancing

Make sure your Umbraco site is always available no matter how much traffic you get!

Who benefits from this course?

Backend Developers & Operations Engineers

Requirements/What you should already know

  • You will need experience in developing ASP.NET MVC applications with Umbraco and have a general understanding of load balancing concepts.
  • You will need to know how to use Visual Studio, and a familiarity with the Azure portal would be beneficial
  • Must be able to set up and run an Umbraco project using the following guide from our documentation:
  • Must have the following installed: Visual Studio (2019 at least), Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (at least version 18)
  • The course targets Windows functionality, so Mac/Linux users will need a Windows VM.
  • The project you’ll be working on throughout the course will be provided and/or created on the day of training.

Topics Covered

The learning is divided into two parts:

Part 1:

  • Configuration for load balancing Umbraco
  • Non-synchronised and synchronised configurations
  • How to develop and test a load balanced Umbraco application locally
  • How to use SQL Server Session State
  • How to develop code for cache events
  • How to control and configure different Umbraco server roles


Part 2:

  • Umbraco configuration for Azure Web Apps
  • How to use Azure Redis for Session State
  • How to use WebDeploy to deploy Umbraco to Azure Web Apps
  • Using Azure Storage Blobs for Media
  • Using Application Insights with Umbraco



By the end of this course, you will

  • have a good understanding of how to load balance Umbraco 
  • grasp the strategies needed when developing a codebase to scale across multiple servers.
  • be confident in deploying an Umbraco based application to the Azure Cloud 
  • ensure correctly configured and stable deploying


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Counts toward the Umbraco Master title 

By attending this course you automatically take one step closer to earning yourself an official Umbraco Certification title. This course is a step toward the highest Umbraco certification status: Umbraco Certified Master.

You can keep track of the courses you've taken on your developer profile on Your profile will be updated shortly after you've attended a course. 

Once you've attended the required courses for the specific status, you'll be invited to take a Certification Test. Pass this and the title is yours! 

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Where and when?

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