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  1. Lay Webjob Run time over Resource Utilization Graphs

    Most often when we see a resource e.g. an App Service Plan see its CPU or Memory pegged at 100%, it is due to a problem with a running WebJob. We would be able to diagnose this type of problem very quickly if we were able to lay out WebJob start/end times over resource utilization graphs in the new Azure Portal.

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    • Custom request headers in web server logs

      This is generally useful, but my usecase if with Cloudflare:

      When a web app is behind Cloudflare, all visitor IPs come Cloudflare's IPs. Cloudflare does forward the original visitor IP with a custom request header. I want to log this value in my web server logs. In IIS this is achieved with Advanced Logging, but this capability does not seem available in Azure web apps.

      https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170666-How-do-I-correct-visitor-IP-with-Microsoft-IIS-

      9 votes
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      • Cloud Explorer and Server Explorer

        There is two way to manage Azure Resources in Visual Studio, Cloud Explorer and Server Explorer.
        However, even if we start the WebJob using one of these, we can still click "start" in the other one.
        Also, we can attach a debugger to a individual WebJob in Server Explorer, but we can't select individual WebJob in Cloud Explorer.
        It will be useful if the two tools moves synchronously.

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        • Make the remote debugging of the WebJob more easly

          The remote debugging function will be more useful, if there is one of the function (or both) I mention below.

          1. Enable remote debugging for the "scheduled" WebJob
          2. Automatically attach the debugger when starting the "continuous" WebJob

          If we want to remote debug a WebJob using Visual Studio, it is only supported for the "continuous" WebJob.
          Thus, if we want to debug a scheduled WebJob, we have to set the WebJob as "continuous", even if it is a "scheduled WebJob".

          However, when we remote debug the continuous web job, we have to start the WebJob before attaching the debugger…

          37 votes
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          • Show metrics of different unit in the web app blade

            In the Azure Portal web app blade, we can show metrics of "CPU time", "Data In", "Http Errors", and so on.
            However, we can only choose the metrics which the unit is same at the same time.
            For example, we can choose "Average Response Time" and "CPU time" at the same time, but we can't choose "Http Server Errors".
            We wan't to choose metrics of different unit at the same time.

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            • Allow managing SSL certificates

              Right now "All Resources" displays an SSL certificate as "THUMBPRINT##West Europe#" and fails to load a certificate blade if clicken on this resource.

              An option to renaming the certificate to match naming convention of other resources would be the second good fix.

              3 votes
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              • Add static IP address for outbound traffic without the use of App Service Environment

                There are many reasons you may want to have a static IP address for outbound connections. For example, you may be accessing a system which requires you to whitelist IP address in a firewall, such as SQL Database or an external service.

                Currently, the only way to get a static IP address for outbound connections is to use App Service Environment. App Service Environments are quite complex, and has a very high price tag. You need at least 4 instances, 2 of which must be P2, meaning you'll pay at least 1000 EUR/month. Paying 1000 EUR/month just because you want…

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                  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the suggestion. The App Service is a multi tenant service which makes features like this more challenging. Because the App Service Environment is single tenant and runs in your VNet it makes having a static IP for outbound requests from your app possible.

                  Christina

                • In App Services and App Service Plans, add an alert for "Disk quotas" usage.

                  If an App Service or an App Service Plan reach its disk quotas, you are alerted if you go into the portal, but you cannot configure an alert in the "Alert" section of AS or ASP.

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                  • Allow for multiple logins in app service Companion

                    I use a personal and corporate login to manage different subscription. It would be nice if I could log into both and see multiple subscriptions like VS tooling does.

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                    • Automatic deletion of App Service plan should be an option

                      Sometimes we need an App Service plan that acts as a pool for hosting Web Apps, and as such it can sometimes be not be bound to any App. But when one deletes the last app hosted by this plan, the plan automatically deletes itself. This behavior should be an option when we create a plan.

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi there,

                          We have work in progress to support Windows Mobile OS for Azure. This may be a different flavor to the companion app we have now for App Service, since the future support will be for a general Azure app.

                          We will update more later on.

                          Thanks,
                          Oded

                        • Ability to set different machinekey for each deployment slot

                          There must be a way to set different machinekey element for different deployment slots. So that user authenticated on one slot don't get authenticated on all slots.

                          Currently machinekey can only be configured in web.config. and web.config gets also gets swapped when slots are swapped.

                          7 votes
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                          • Access all quotas & limits on websites to determine bottlenecks

                            Running a site on a PaaS is a wonderful thing until you hit boundaries and lack transparency to quickly respond to issues.
                            Especially because the times you're hitting those issues are usually very time critical!

                            E.g. we had a Web App scaled out to 6 servers but noticed that we had major performance issues even though the CPUs were only at 10% the database DTU usage was only at 1% and any available metric was in a very reasonable range.
                            Only after many hours intense back and forth with the support team were we able to determine that we're hitting…

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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              This is started but not in the manner you might expect. We are making a number of changes so that you will not hit an IOPS limit issue anymore.
                              As a general rule though, we do try to push up information when quotas are hit.
                              Christina

                            • Show the current github configured branch

                              Currently you have to use the Resource Explorer to figure out/remember which GitHub branch you had configured. This is pretty inconvenient. Even showing it in the logs would be more useful.

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                              • Add IP address to 'Testing in Production' section of WebApps

                                Currently you can create new slots and distribute the percentage of traffic between them. What would be very helpful is to add a IP address to this, so all traffic (or a percentage of traffic) from a certain IP would go to a certain slot.
                                The use case for this would be adding your companies IP address to go to the staging slot so they can all test the website, without them switching between a production and staging url all the time.

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                                • Add a Remove-AzureRmWebAppCertificate cmdlet

                                  There is no PowerShell cmdlet for Remove-AzureRmWebAppCertificate. This would be really useful to enable cleanup of old certificates that are no longer used.

                                  (Note: I'm aware that using Remove-AzureRmWebAppSSLBinding will clean up a certificate if it's not referenced anymore. However, in production applications we don't want to use that cmdlet when updating an SSL certificate - we instead use New-AzureRmWebAppSSLBinding to overwrite the existing binding to the new certificate. The New-AzureRmWebAppSSLBinding cmdlet doesn't clean up the unused old certificate.)

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                                  • Add the ability to see the request queue for web apps in the azure portal

                                    It would be great if we could see the current request queue for a web app in the portal (like you can in IIS)

                                    This is very useful for debugging issues with long running requests and spotting weird things like 1 ip making masses of concurrent requests.

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Install 64 bit dotnet.exe runtime

                                      I have a memory intensive webjob that uses dotnet.exe and needs to run in 64 bit mode. But the dotnet.exe currently installed is 32 bit.

                                      Is there an easy way to change this to 64 bit? Or can the 64 bit dotnet.exe be installed by default?

                                      13 votes
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                                      • App Service Environment Scaling Time is Too Long

                                        It takes a minimum of 2-3 hours, and a maximum of 20-30 hours to perform any scaling operation on App Service Environments.

                                        This is terribly slow compared to expectations compared with using Classic Cloud Services.

                                        We are not always able to predict spontaneous traffic growth, and scalling too wide or tall in advance is wasteful of budget and resources.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the feedback. We definitely want to improve the ASE scaling experience and have been working on it for several months already. You should already be able to see some of the impacts of those changes rolling out and it will only continue to improve.

                                          Christina

                                        • Azure App Service Certificate : Add support for EV certificates (Extended Validation)

                                          Azure App Service Certificate permit to have standard SSL and Wildcard. But need to add a new SKU for permit customers to register an EV Certificate too (Extended Validation)

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                                            3 comments  ·  App Gallery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Azure Key Vault Recently announced support for EV certificates with 3rd party integration.

                                            https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kv/2016/09/26/manage-certificates-via-azure-key-vault/
                                            https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/kv/2016/09/26/get-started-with-azure-key-vault-certificates/

                                            Currently there are no immediate plans to offer EV certificates using Azure App Service Certificates. This item is tracked in our backlog.

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