Unable to access external public IP via 2nd network interface on Azure Virtual Machine

RAVINDRA H (ravinh) 21 Reputation points


I've created an instance of Cisco C8KV router in Azure and configured 2 interfaces. For both the interfaces I've assigned public IP address.
Interface 1 is Management interface and is configured with MGMT VRF
Interface 2 is transport interface and is in default VRF

I've configured NSG on both the network interfaces and allowed all inbound and outbound traffic.

But, I'm unable to ping any external public IP address (Ex: via Interface 2.

Please let me know what could be the issue and fix for the same.


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Azure Virtual Network
An Azure networking service that is used to provision private networks and optionally to connect to on-premises datacenters.
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  1. GitaraniSharma-MSFT 49,356 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @RAVINDRA H (ravinh) ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Platform. Thank you for reaching out & hope you are doing well.

    By default, secondary network adapters (also known as network interface cards) are not configured to have a default gateway. Therefore, the traffic flow on the secondary NIC will be limited to the same subnet. If you want to enable secondary NIC to talk outside of it's subnet, you must add an entry to the routing table to configure the gateway.

    Please follow the below troubleshooting article to configure the default gateway for your 2nd NIC:

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.


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