Network security group improvements – ICMP support and override default Azure platform considerations

Posted on 29 July 2019

New improvements have been added to Network Security Group (NSG), which filters network traffic to and from various Azure resources. 

New NSG features: 

  • Specify ICMP as the protocol in your NSG rules, in addition to TCP, UDP or Any. 
  • Override the default Azure platform considerations by creating an NSG rule with the following service tags. Please exercise caution when using these tags.   
    • ​​AzurePlatformDNS for DNS 
    • AzurePlatformIMDS for IMDS 
    • AzurePlatformLKM for Windows licensing (Key Management Service) 

Read more about how to create an NSG rule.

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