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  1. ArgumentOutOfRangeException on Azure RemoteForwarder Plugin

    I currently have an Azure CloudService running and when I check the 'WADDiagnosticInfrastructureLogsTable',
    there is an error coming out every minute.
    The details are as the following.

    Exception:
    System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException:
    Length cannot be less than zero.
    Parameter name: lengthServer
    stack trace:
    at System.String.Substring(Int32 startIndex, Int32 length)
    at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteForwarder.RdpRemoteEndpointFinder.GetRemoteEndpoint(Socket clientSocket, Stream peekBuffer)Exception rethrown at [0]:
    at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg)
    at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type)
    at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteForwarder.IRemoteEndpointFinder.GetRemoteEndpoint(Socket clientSocket, Stream peekBuffer)
    at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteForwarder.RemoteForwardingService.ClientConnected(Object sender, ConnectionEventArgs e)
    at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteForwarder.TcpSocketServer.OnClientConnected(ConnectionEventArgs e)

    CloudService Config:

    <ConfigurationSettings>
    <Setting name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.Enabled" value="true" />
    <Setting name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.AccountUsername" value="*** omitted intentionally ***" />
    <Setting name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.AccountEncryptedPassword" value="*** omitted intentionally ***" />
    <Setting name="Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.AccountExpiration" value="2017-11-04T23:59:59.0000000+09:00"…

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    • unable to deploy cloud service

      Getting below error -

      Value cannot be null.
      Parameter name: s

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      • Alerts to PaaS on missing monitoring data

        We had a problem which lead to customer outage where "Could not automatically scale *** because monitoring data was not found" lead to autoscale scaling down to some default which couldn't handle the load.

        We saw 3-4 instances of missing monitoring data each day, and the outages lasted for hours and days.

        When we created a support ticket for this issue, PaaS found an error and fixed it, we have not seen monitoring outages after that.

        Please implement alerting on missing monitoring so that it can be fixed before it causes outages for our customers.

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        • "Local resource too large" message should include maximum possible size

          When I deploy a cloud service I can specify "LocalStorage" elements inside service specification. If I specify more than it's available on the role instance I get this error message:

          Validation Errors: Total requested resources are too large for the specified VM size.

          which is rather useless because it does not mention the limit value.

          It should include "maximum available is THIS MUCH megabytes" wording.

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          • Manual deployments of Cloud Services prevents further navigation while uploading

            The old portal allowed you to start a deployment and then move along to other tasks in the portal while this took place. This is no longer supported and really wrecks productivity.

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            • allow diagnostics configuration via the arm portal

              CS currently requires you to use old portal or code to configure diagnostics.

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              • Account disabled

                Hi,

                Our Azure account has been temporarily suspended and we need to get it up and running again.

                We contacted Microsoft support by mail some time ago and haven't received an answer so now we're trying it
                through this form as suggested in the message below.

                This is what the error message says when we try to log in:

                To contact support and receive updates from them, you'll need to sign in to a valid Microsoft account other than the one that’s blocked. A valid Microsoft account includes any accounts for services like Windows Phone, Xbox LIVE, OneDrive, or Outlook.com.…

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                • Warning users when setting long user name (longer than the Windows limit)

                  The max length of user name is 20 in Windows.(https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms679635.aspx)

                  However, when we make a RDP user in cloud service using Visual Studio, whoes user name is longer than 20 characters, Visual Studio won't warn that the user name is too long, but the deployment will still success.
                  As a result, the user name is too long, so RDP access will fail.

                  It is meanful that Visul Studio have functions to warn users if the user name is longer than the Windows limitation (20 characters).

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                  • BUG: OS=6 family misconfigured SSL

                    Currently, when you deploy to OS=6 VM, all modern browsers (Chrome, FF..) reject the SSL by HTTP2. It's suggested to workaround this by correctly patching the IIS VM, which is totally useless and counterproductive. Just try it please: publish to your newest OS=6 and open in HTTPS from Chrome. We can't force all our users to patch their browsers. There is a "best practice IIS" tool, which shows the VM problems, after fixing/rebooting which the Chrome works. It's documented here:
                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/835100aa-1996-4300-95aa-a322b49a145a/win2016srv-http-20-errspdyinadequatetransportsecurity?forum=windowsazurewebsitespreview

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                    • Include "turbo boost is always on" into D_v2 instances description

                      Pricing page https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/cloud-services/ says H-series instances have "turbo" always on. Most likely the same is true for D_v2 instances (because description says "and with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 can go to 3.2 GHz" but it never says "turbo" is on. Adding this would clarify the offering wording greatly.

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                      • Provide Dv3 instances with CPU cores currently available in H-series

                        I assume Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 Haswell 3.2 GHz is faster than what D_v2 currently uses. We need faster CPUs, we don't need more memory or more disk space, we just want more CPU time. D1_v2 is an excellent choice for us memory-wise and disk-wise, we just want it faster.

                        Could you please introduce Dv3 range which would use cores currently available in H-series or perhaps something faster?

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                        • Display instance count on Portal

                          I added "8 instances" words on attached image.
                          It would be good to show instance count information.

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                            • Need updated non-classic version of Cloud Services

                              PaaS is dead? If so please let us know.. It's been ignored for too long.

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                              • Pinned charts for Cloud Services don't show any context labels just 'production'

                                Please stop ignoring PaaS Cloud Services (CLASSIC) and have a non classic replacement, few years should be enough time..

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                                • Make current region name available as environment/config variable

                                  Provide programmatic access to the name of the Region a service is operating in. This information is useful for making region-specific business decisions and for augmenting telemetry to differentiate where traffic is flowing to.

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                                  • Support Windows Server 2016 as an Operating Systems Family option

                                    With Windows Server 2016 due to be launched at the Ignite conference between September 26-30, can it be added to the list of supported OS's?

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                                    • Bad Translation in the "swap cloud service feature" Italian

                                      Please check the translation of the "Swap cloud service features" messages.
                                      When you complete a successful swapping, the message states instead "non riuscita", you need to remove negation "non"
                                      Thank you.

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                                      • Make F-Series VMs available for CloudServices

                                        It would make a lot of sense offering the F-Series VMs for CloudServices (PaaS) if you put Azure-FILE-Storage into the picture, and even more for the F-Diskless-Series you considered.

                                        A F-Series-compute-instance could map an azure file share as a working drive, using up to 5TB per share .. plenty of space to work with. The mapping could be done at worker-role initialization or on-demand.

                                        That way the use case would come down to a fast Compute-VM combined with the platform services of PaaS - which is very cool by the way - combined with plenty of space on a mapped…

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