Connection to iPerf3 Server on Windows Server 2016 DC
After purchasing and starting the VM, you should know its IP address. You can find it in the personal account of Azure. (You need to select the virtual machine from the list. By clicking the item “Overview”, your IP is displayed in the line “Public IP Address”).
You should allow access by ports 5201-5203 (TCP) and 5201-5203 (UDP), which you can do in the properties of the Azure firewall network.
Connecting to the server
- To connect to the virtual machine, run the “Remote Desktop Connection” shortcut “Win + R“.
- In the window that appears, enter “mstsc” and click “OK”.
- In the window that appears, enter the IP of the virtual machine and click “Connect”.
- In the window that appears, enter your username and password and click “OK”.
- Check the box and click “Yes”.
- To manage the iPerf3 server, click the console “start_iperf3_server” shortcut on the desktop.
- In the console that opens, enter the port number 5201, 5202, or 5203. The default port is 5201.
- To run the application, you need to type “cmd” in the Windows search and click on the “Command Prompt” icon.
- In the console, go to the iperf3 client installation directory (in our case this is > cd C:\iperf3)
- To get help in usage, enter the >.\iperf3 -h command.
- Enter the command for the connection speed check (for example, for 10 seconds test command is: “.\iperf3 -c xx.xx.xxx.xx -p 5201 -t 10” where instead of xx enter the IP address of your VM)
You can download iperf3 client for the speed check for your operating system.
Now you can use the iPerf3 Server on Windows Server 2016 DC
If you have any questions, please refer to the