Traffic Manager URL displays IIS splash page RRS feed

  • Question

  • Upon configuration of a Traffic Manager setup with two external endpoints in a weighted configuration, I navigated to the trafficmanager.net URL.  It displayed an IIS splash page.

    I navigated to each of the endpoints directly, and they both displayed the site, so I believe the problem isn't with the web server.  Upon conversation with the webmaster, he says there isn't even an IIS splash page available on either server.

    So then I did a traceroute on the trafficmanager.net URL.  It returned the endpoint's IP, which seems to me that the traffic is getting to the web server.  A ping returns the same.

    In the Configuration tab, I've set the Path as both / and /default.aspx (upon consultation with the webmaster).

    Is there something else I'm missing here?  My gut tells me that this is a Traffic Manager issue, but there aren't any other configuration changes that I can see that might help.


    Monday, May 23, 2016 8:58 PM


  • Hi Luke,

    I suspect this is because the HOST header sent in the web request is different when using Traffic Manager rather than when contacting the web servers directly (it will contain the domain name used to access the service).  Please check your web sites are configured to accept the Traffic Manager profile DNS name in the HOST header.


    Jonathan Tuliani

    Program Manager

    Azure Networking - DNS and Traffic Manager

    • Proposed as answer by Jonathan Tuliani Monday, May 23, 2016 9:07 PM
    • Marked as answer by Luke Brandt Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:15 PM
    Monday, May 23, 2016 9:06 PM