#AzureStack: How to provide internet access to your Tenant VMs

Hi all,

As you are probably already aware, AzureStack went out to public preview last Friday. After you successfully deployed your first VM, you could start a RDP connection simply by clicking on the Connect button.image

When you are in your Tenant Virtual Machine, you could see that you don’t have internet access.image

The problem is coming from the DNS Resolution which doesn’t work.image

Go back to the AzureStack Portal, select the Resource group which your Virtual Machine is part of and click on the Virtual Network icon.image

In the Virtual Network blade, DNS Settings,you could see that the DNS Server are configured to Azure DNS Servers.image

Click on Custom DNS and set as primary DNS Server. Click on save and restart your tenant Virtual Machines.image

I noticed that in some cases, this only works for newly created VMs in this existing Virtual Network and doesn’t work for the existing VMs. So the small trick for the existing VMs is to configure the DNS IP at the Network Card level.

To do this in the Virtual Network blade, under Connected Devices, select your server, click on DNS Server and there configure the DNS server IP address. Finally restart your Virtual Machine.image

So my advice will be to first configure the DNS Server settings, before creating your Virtual Machines


About Christopher Keyaert

Christopher Keyaert is a Consultant, focused on helping partners to leverage the System Center and Microsoft Azure cloud platform. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Data Center Management and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
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