Apr 25, 2016 08:39 PM|Nataraj Gandhi Arunachalam|LINK
The article refers to ping the server where the the SQL server is hosted. "sqldbpool" is probably the name of the machine where the sqldb in the article is hosted. You need to ping with the name of the machine where your sql server is hosted
for your application.
You should be able to get this information from the Data Source property in your connection string.