Windows Azure Cloud Service application can be accessed via either site URL or public virtual IP (VIP) address.

Windows Azure IP Address Access

The site URL is compose from either service name (for production deployment) or deployment id (for staging deployment) and cloudapp.net domain name.

In order to get public virtual IP for a service using PowerShell (PS) we need to:

  1. Get service details using Get-AzureDeployment PS command
  2. Get IP address using System.Net.Dns .NET class

Get service details

In order to fetch service detail we run command as follows:

Get-AzureDeployment -ServiceName service_name

For staging deployment we need to add -Slot Staging parameter

Get-AzureDeployment -ServiceName service_name -Slot Staging

Get IP address

In order to get IP address we call GetHostAddresses static method of System.Net.Dns .NET class providing Windows Azure service host name as a parameter and print IP address of each address.

[System.Net.Dns]::GetHostAddresses(host) | foreach { $_.IPAddressToString }

Single line PS command is as follows:

[System.Net.Dns]::GetHostAddresses((Get-AzureDeployment -ServiceName service_name).Url.DnsSafeHost) | foreach { $_.IPAddressToString }