Sonarqube and SQL DB connectivity issue

Sonarqube version 9.9.0
Java version 17
Microsoft SQL Azure RTM 12.0

Sonarqube deployed through windows installer (.zip).
We are trying to connect sonarqube instance on one VM with SQL server (both are different servers).
SQL has a DB created (DB name is not sonar, it is custom name).
Sonarqube VM has SQL connectivity port (1433) open as confirmed through netstat.
If we start sonarqube (StartSonar.bat) without any modification in file then sonar is able to launch and is accessible at localhost:9000
But once we add our SQL DB details in file (namely, sonar.jdbc.username, sonar.jdbc.password and sonar.jdbc.url) sonar is unable to launch

What do the logs say?