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  1. Multiple Criteria Metric Alerts

    It would be nice to have the ability to create metric alerts utilizing multiple metrics and all conditions must be met in order for it to send out an alert. Example that I would like to see is the CPU percentage is below a threshold for 15 minutes and the machine is on, it would send an alert. Right now, if I have an alert setup to go out based on being below a CPU threshold, then when the machine turns off, it's still going to send out the alert because the CPU usage is 0. If it's off already,…

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    • Add Current public IP of browswer to to NSG rule selection options

      When creating a new NSG rule for a VM and specifying source connection limits it would be useful to be able to select your current public IP address (Your browser connected from x.x.x.x) as per f.x. http://www.whatsmyip.org/

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      • VM deployment using JSON and specialized disk does not display Computer Name

        VM deployment using a JSON template and specialized disk does not

        As per Microsoft support the following answer was received:

        This behavior is currently by design.
        The portal reads the Computer name information from the OSProfile settings section of a VM. But when creating a VM from an existing disk we don’t include this section in the template (or powershell) because this is only used for generalized images.
        At the moment we cannot edit the OSProfile of an existing VM, thus the name property on the portal remains blank.

        Unfortunately, although this may be by design it does not provide…

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        • Support upgrading existing Azure VM with Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016

          How do I go about upgrading existing Azure VM with Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016? It seems like a big issue for many companies for adopting Windows Server 2016 in Microsoft Azure.

          "Microsoft server software support for Microsoft Azure virtual machines" article still states "Microsoft does not support an upgrade of the operating system of a Microsoft Azure virtual machine. Instead, you should create a new Azure virtual machine that is running the supported version of the operating system that is required and then migrate the workload."

          https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2721672/microsoft-server-software-support-for-microsoft-azure-virtual-machines

          Please support this scenario. Thanks

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          • Warn user when placing VMs of different series that will cause higher latencies into the same v-net

            When provisioning new VMs they will be placed in a cluster internally. Some clusters only support one (or a few) VM-series, so if a user tries to add a G-series VM and a D-series VM into the same v-net they will be added to two different clusters (since the G-series are placed in separate clusters). There is no way for end users to know how the VMs are provisioned, so if the VMs are provisioned in separate clusters the end user should be warned that the configuration would cause higher latencies than expected.

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            • Allow remote desktop through browser (RDWebAccess)

              In some particular environment RDP connection is blocked by firewalls and it would be very useful to allow users and customers to RP into the VM using a Web Browser session same way we used to do with RDWebAccess

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              • Add the possibility to "Connect to KVM Console"

                it would be great to such a task that simulate the connection to a KVM console to monitor the machine during the bootstrap process the same way we see it using ILO management interfaces

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                • Ability to take the SQL Databases backups from Iaas VM's to Azure storage Valut

                  Currently we have ability to take snap shot of any VM into the Azure recovery vault. We should also be able to take the SQL database backup which are available on Azure IaaS VM's gracefully and able to recover\restore the database at any given point of time.

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                  • Request to enable VM with 16 vCPU and 56 GB RAM needs to be enabled to South India region

                    Request to enable VM with 16 vCPU and 56 GB RAM needs to be enabled to South India region.This is required to setup a Ixiasoft TextML Docbase server.

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                    • Inherit tags on virtual machine extensions

                      Many companies enforce tagging by denying resource creation if no tags are present. Using PowerShell, creating a VM gives an error because the extension (BGInfo) is not tagged. In order for this to work, you must explicitly use the -DisableBgInfo parameter. However, other extensions (like the one for Azure Security Center) could also cause this.

                      Managed Disks (specifically for the OS) avoid this problem by inheriting the tags from the VM. PowerShell error:

                      New-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $rgName -Location $location -VM $vm -Tags @{Owner="me"} -Verbose
                      New-AzureRmVM : The resource action 'Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/extensions/write' is disallowed by one or more
                      policies.
                      Policy identifier(s): '[{"policyDefintionId":"/subscriptions/00000000-1111-2222-3333-444444444444/providers/Microsof
                      t.Authorization/policyDefinitions/deny-if-no-tags/","policyAssignmentId":"/subscriptions/00000000-1111-2222-3333-444444444444/ …

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                      • Virtual Machine Scale Set Instance Naming Conventions

                        A configurable instance name pattern for Virtual Machine Scale Sets would be very useful for domain-joined Windows machines that have a 15 character netbios naming restriction. The 6 zeros makes it harder to describe the machine location, type, environment etc. It would also be useful to be able to set the first instance at 1 rather than 0.

                        e.g.
                        "instanceNamePadding": "000",
                        "instanceNumberStart": 1

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                        • When protecting, do not include unallocated disk space in computing disk size.

                          When protecting, do not include unallocated disk space in computing disk size.

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                          • EBS

                            We want to configure Oracle EBS 12.2 Vision Single node in Azure.What is the process.Is there any direct Images available in Azure to configure same.Thanks.

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                            • Additional SSH for linux VMs on the portal

                              Sending commands from vm to vm through the portal instead of connecting remotely.

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                              • Azure214 cource

                                There are practical exercises for Azure214 course in .pdf files. I think it would be more convenient to use it in interactive mode, i.e. nor reading .pdf file and trying to find where and what to do, but opening the exercise where you can see either screenshots with notes what and where you can find, or pass learning course like in games, where you see real interface with step-by-step course with tips for next step. I think it would raise course to the next level. I can provide more information if needed to improve this course - hope you have…

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                                • Check Virtual Machine Resources availability before starting Virtual Machine

                                  Check Virtual Machine Resources availability before starting Virtual Machine. We have got serveral "Failed" errors when starting a Virtual Machine on an Availability Group due the lack of resources ( CPU, RAM ... etc ) on ARM infrastructure. We have autostart and Stop script that runs daily, it's interesting to have a Powershell Command to check if there ara enought resources to start a Virtual MAchine prior to execute the Start-AzureRMVM, so we can move this VM to another Availabilty Group or zone to avoid "failed" status.

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                                    • Provide the ability to MOVE a Virtual Machine from one VNET and/or Subnet to Another

                                      While there are scripts available to move a VM from one Virtual Network to another or to a different Subnet within the same VNET, there is no support in the Resource Manager UI. Nor is there a single API / PowerShell cmdlet. A command such as Move-AzureRmVM could allow the user to indicate the VNET & Subnet to move an existing VM. It could (potentially) even allow you to move a VM to a new subscription -- great for moving a VM into a production state for example from a dev subscription.

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                                      • Improve Portal Message for Availability Set allocation errors

                                        If there is an allocation error when restarting a deallocated VM, the following error message is logged:
                                        “Failed to start virtual machine 'xyc'. Error: Allocation failed. Please try reducing the VM size or number of VMs, retry later, or try deploying to a different Availability Set or different Azure location.”

                                        If there is an allocation issue when creating a new machine the following message is displayed:
                                        “New-AzureRmVM : Unable to create the VM because the requested size Standard_F4 is not available in the cluster where the availability set is currently allocated. The available sizes are: Standard_DS1_v2,Standard_DS2_v2 …”

                                        Would be nice…

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                                        • Enable user to create custom VMs

                                          the customer feel free to choose specs he needs like memory, cores and storage not just pick up size from azure tiers. for example i have customer needs some big storage to be attached to VM but do not need more core or more memory.

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