Test Outbound Connectivity on VCSA using Telnet

By default, telnet is not installed in the VCSA appliance. In fact its not installed in most VMware appliances. However there is a work around to test connectivity by using CURL


curl -v telnet://host:port


Here are a couple of examples:

curl -v telnet://www.google.co.uk:443

curl -v telnet://my.amqpserver:5672