Look up the edge server IP address on Staging

To test a configuration, first you need to obtain the IP address of the edge server used on the Akamai Staging network.

How to

  1. Access Property Manager configurations associated with the selected Control Center account. Go to > CDN > Properties (or just enter Properties in the search box).
    The Property Groups page opens.
  2. Start typing your property name in the Filter by Property or Hostname field and select your property.
  3. On the Property Details page, in the Manage Versions and Activations section, select the version of your property you want to test.
  4. On the Property Manager Editor page, find your edge hostname in the Property Hostnames panel.
  5. Look up the IP address of the staging version of that edge hostname and copy it to your clipboard. The staging version of your edge hostname inserts -staging before the final .net.
    • Windows: Open a new command prompt and perform an nslookup of the staging hostname:
      nslookup www.example.com.edgekey-staging.net
    • Mac OS, Linux or Unix: Open a new terminal, and perform a dig of the staging hostname:
      dig www.example.com.edgekey-staging.net
    The IP address of the staging edge hostname appears in the response.
  6. If you’re using Global Traffic Manager (GTM) or China CDN:
    1. In the lookup response, make note of the CNAME hostname, for example e1111.x.akamaiedge.net. For nslookup, this value is in the Name field.
    2. Perform the look up again, adding -staging before the final .net.
    3. Copy the IP address of the staging edge hostname to a clipboard.
  7. Point your browser to the Edge servers.