Azure Network Watcher VM extension?


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L1 Bithead

Azure Network Watcher VM extension?

Hello... is it possible to install that Azure Network Watcher VM extension to enable traces and packet captures from the PA VM to the Azure gateway?  It would be handy to help troubleshoot connectivity issues between the PA and the GW.  Thank you.

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L2 Linker

Hi eosminer,


The VM Series supports packet captures natively within the operating system:


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Here is a link to more detailed information about how to run packet captures from the console or ui:



L1 Bithead

Azure Network Watcher looks beyond the PA, however requires the extension to be installed on the PA for it to work.  It allows a capture past the PA through the Azure infrastructure.  Not a great solution from Microsoft, but it's what I have.

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