General availability: Inbound ICMPv4 pings are now supported on Azure Load Balancer
Published date: 08 May, 2023
Standard Public Load Balancer now supports inbound ICMP pings on IPv4 frontends. Previously, to determine reachability of a Load Balancer’s frontend, a TCP-based ping tool like Psping would need to be used. This added complexity as external software was needed on each client machine. Now, you can ping the IPv4 frontend of a Standard Public Load Balancer like you natively would on an on-premises device without any external software needed. This enables you to troubleshoot network traffic between Azure Load Balancer and your client device.
This functionality is generally available in all public regions, Azure China cloud regions, and Azure Government cloud regions.
Learn more about how to ping a load balancer frontend.