virtual IP address

Azure Cloud Service Virtual IP Address

Q: How can I check the virtual IP address of my Azure cloud service from Azure?

A: I started off thinking this would be a simple PowerShell command; however; I couldn't find a cmdlet to uncover the virtual IP address. My initial solution, which follows, is fairly ugly:

$servicename = 'SavillTech102'

$servURL = Get-AzureDeployment -ServiceName $servicename -Slot "production" | `
    Select-Object -expandproperty Url | Select-Object -expandproperty DnsSafeHost
[System.Net.Dns]::GetHostAddresses($servURL) | foreach {echo $_.IPAddressToString }

This solution works by finding the DNS name of the cloud service, then performing a DNS lookup to find the IP address.

I found that I could dump out a debug view of a service, which contained the virtual IP address in a body of XML; however, this method is also quite difficult:

Get-AzureRole -ServiceName $servicename -Slot Production -InstanceDetails -Debug

The final solution was the following PowerShell code, which works great and is easy to understand.

$d = Get-AzureDeployment -ServiceName $servicename -Slot Production
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