Enable ICMP traffic to Azure VMs over the Internet
There are several scenarios that ICMP traffic to Azure VMs is necessary. Specially for monitoring tools that requires this kind of communication. When the time this was written, AWS offers ICMP traffic controlled by endpoints, which is not possible with Azure VMs endpoints.
Please feel free to try out the newly supported ICMP protocol on NSGs
Bob Dole commented
Could you please look at enhancing the network functionality.
Thomas Larsen commented
I'd love to be able to enable this as well, even if only from select source IPs. This is as so many others for monitoring purposes.
Workaround if you're using OMD: create a host-tag for azure vms, tag your hosts, create a "host check command" and use the tag as a condition and set the host check command to "use the status of the check_mk_agent".
Anders Møller commented
Switching to AWS, this is not worth waiting on.
I would also like to see this available. My monitoring solution requires this http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/en/flarehelp/npm/content/npm-netpath-requirements.htm
Nightmare. Some software requires icmp to function correctly.
How long we have to wait for enabling ICMP in Azure's security groups??? AWS made that a lot of years ago.
Andrew Furze commented
Can't use ICMP to even monitor if my server is available or not, seriously Microsoft!?!?!
Michał Margula commented
Is it 1999? It would seem so with Security by Obscurity.
Basic network troubleshooting. Really not able to be allowed?
wow this was posted in 2014 and we only have 7 comments?
Please add this functionality ~ just want to monitor the connection.
[Deleted User] commented
Please make this an option to enable or disable at our choice. Thank you
Jason Ozin commented
I agree. Make it an option in the firewall please.
Brad Atkins commented
This is very important. Please allow us to ping our own servers!
Alex from Rez commented
Sad, so sad... ! Under review from October 04, 2014. This post is written in April 10th, 2017. Is this vote forum considered respectfuly?
If gurus from MS are so afraid of ICMP breach - so let there a timeout (e.g. 4 hours) - and the rule disable after it... and give some notification about the restriction - not to live me search my mistake for a day - and then I find on some discussion forum - it is simply disabled.
Sad, so sad...
How long this ticket can be under review? Isn't it basic functionality, am i missing something?
Joel Charters commented
Built a VM infrastructure for monitoring remote equipment and sites, but cannot implement without ICMP. Didn't even occur to me that it wouldn't be available! If it isn't to be added I will have to move to Amazon. Not cool.