Tuesday, June 30, 2020

How to Ping in Azure Console

Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/web-sites-integrate-with-vnet 


The tools pingnslookup, and tracert won't work through the console because of security constraints. To fill the void, two separate tools are added. To test DNS functionality, we added a tool named nameresolver.exe. The syntax is:

ameresolver.exe hostname [optional: DNS Server]

You can use nameresolver to check the hostnames that your app depends on. This way you can test if you have anything misconfigured with your DNS or perhaps don't have access to your DNS server. You can see the DNS server that your app uses in the console by looking at the environmental variables WEBSITE_DNS_SERVER and WEBSITE_DNS_ALT_SERVER.

You can use the next tool to test for TCP connectivity to a host and port combination. This tool is called tcpping and the syntax is:

tcpping.exe hostname [optional: port]

The tcpping utility tells you if you can reach a specific host and port. It can show success only if there's an application listening at the host and port combination, and there's network access from your app to the specified host and port.

Additional debug steps include:

  • Connect to a VM in your virtual network and attempt to reach your resource host:port from there. To test for TCP access, use the PowerShell command test-netconnection. The syntax is:

    1 test-netconnection hostname [optional: -Port]
  • Bring up an application on a VM and test access to that host and port from the console from your app by using tcpping.