Azure – You can now use Azure Monitor to help troubleshooting network issues

As you may have already experienced, troubleshooting network connectivity issues (either with Azure VNets or in hybrid configuration with VPN/Express Route back to on-premises) can be quite challenging.

While Microsoft has been providing network troubleshooting capabilities (with Network Watcher), it is still a time consuming and difficult.

Well, good news, you can now use Azure Monitor to help you investigating network issues – even at some point becoming proactive.

To start using Azure Monitor to help troubleshooting network connectivity issues, logon to your Azure portal ( and reach out to your Azure Monitor


Then go to the Insights\Networks blade


There you will have all network related (network security groups, virtual networks…) listed with their status (available/healthy, degraded or unavailable/unhealthy) with a summary of network related alerts


Then for each of network resource categories (security group, virtual network) you can have the complete list of all related resources and their specific state and alert


Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies