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  1. 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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            • Is there any plan to enabled nested virtualization in Azure VM

              Hi team,

              I understand that currently nested virtualization in not supported in Azure VM.

              Do we have any plan to do this because Google and AWS has such feature.

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              • Regional Settings for Windows VM

                This request is submitted on behalf of one of my important customers.

                When deploying Windows VM from Azure gallery image, we do not have the option to configure regional settings such as language/date format. By default, they are EN-US.

                This will incur additional management overhead for customers that have a large deployment who has regional settings requirement. They have to log in the VM to change the settings accordingly.

                The VM deployment interface (Azure portal and/or Azure PowerShell) should allow selection of different regional settings, just like the standard Windows setup does.

                Please kindly let us know whether we have…

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                • Add a description for VM in the portal

                  Add a description of the VM that will show up on the dashboard while pinning a VM. we have 10 VMs and we would like to get a briefed idea of which one is which - name is not enough.

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                  • Provide the ability to monitor and alert on VM disk IOPS

                    Currently, it is not possible to monitor, audit, or alert on IOPS on a per-disk basis. Whilst this is possible at the Storage Account level, that doesn't help when individual disks/VMs are getting throttled on the 500 IOPS limit.

                    I would like to be able to monitor IOPS on a per-disk basis, making it possible to proactively alert and manage, as well as retrospectively identify, instances where an individual disk was throttled as its IOPS were over the 500 limit (for standard storage).

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                    • Faster CPU options

                      We currently have a SQL Server with 3.5GHz dual processors and looking to migrate to Azure. Unfortunately this currently means a drop in performance with the CPUs available on Azure when I have trialled this.
                      A faster CPU option for higher performance for those willing to pay the premium would be great.

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                      • Set the allocation unit size to 64 KB when formatting the disk with SQL Server IaaS Agent

                        In SQL Server IaaS Agent, storage space of disks connected at the time of deployment and disk formatting are implemented, but the NTFS allocation unit size when formatting the disk is not 64 KB.

                        Since the 64 KB format should be advantageous for performance, I would like to format it with 64 KB NTFS allocation unit size at the time of formatting.

                        https://docs.microsoft.com/ja-jp/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sql/virtual-machines-windows-sql-performance

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                        • If more than 8 disks are connected at image deployment of SQL Server, the number of columns is not properly set

                          When deploying the image of SQL Server, the number of disks is set to the parameter of sqlStorageDisksCount, but when IaaS agent is running New-VirtualDisk, it is not used as the number of columns, so 16 disks Even if you set up, the number of columns is 8, and Virtual Disk is created.

                          When IaaS Agent runs New-VirtualDisk and creates a disk, it uses [NumberOfColumns <sqlStorageDisksCount parameter>] instead of [AutoNumberOfColumns] and uses the number of connected disks as the number of columns and 8 If you are connecting more disks than you want, let me set the appropriate number of…

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                          • I can not set up automatic backup of SQL Server 2016 on a portal with a language setting other than English

                            When deploying the image of SQL Server 2016 with the portal in Japanese language setting and setting automatic backup, the deployment parameter is set to Japanese and an error occurs at the time of expansion.

                            If you set the portal language setting to English, the correct parameters are set and you can deploy.

                            backupScheduleType : 手動 → Manual
                            fullBackupFrequency: 週単位 → Weekly

                            Even in languages other than English, I would like you to pass the correct parameters at deployment time.

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                            • Add the ability to sort/filter on Virtual machine STATUS in the portal

                              I want to be able to quickly determine which of my ~400 virtual machines are currently Running

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                              • Display the total price before creating a VM.

                                Currently, when I create a VM, it's not obvious how much it will cost. The page says "Prices presented are estimates in your local currency that include only Azure infrastructure costs and any discounts for the subscription and location. The prices don't include any applicable software costs."
                                If I understand correctly, an operating system (whether Windows Server or another) is considered Azure infrastructure and included in the price, but for example SQL Server is not, which seems arbitrary and not at all obvious.
                                Also, I THINK I will pay for an IP address. Is that included in the displayed prices?…

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                                • Make the Classic Portal work .

                                  I created new Azure account and went to the the new portal and created a storage account. I then went to the classic portal and did not see it ??? So I deleted the storage account in the new portal and created one in the classic -- BUT I could not get the Region to be US East in the classic portal only in the new Portal ?????? Go figure ???? How ridiculous is this ! I can not stand the new portal -- its as complex and stupid as AWS . So if you want to loose more customers…

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                                  • Add link from ACS to Container Registry

                                    Now ACS and container registry disconnected. It will be great fi we will can navigate from ACS cluster to Registry and back as well as create new registry.

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                                    • Azure Linux Customized image support improvement

                                      [Issue Description]
                                      Create CentOS 7 VM from customized image but got the error "Failed to get dvd device"

                                      https://github.com/Azure/azure-linux-extensions/issues/282

                                      After re-install waagent on the custimized image, the issue still persist, though the issue didn't occur on the image from Azure gallery

                                      [Target]
                                      Please help improve the customized image support and if any automation tool provided is great.

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                                      • VM Extensions appearing as resources in resource groups

                                        1.The VM extensions are part of the VM. Therefore they should appear *under* the VM resource, not next to it. The other resources like Network Interface, NSG, Public IP appear *side-by-side* because they do not belong to a VM.
                                        2.When you have more than one VM in a resource group, it is impossible to tell which extension is under which VM in the list, since they all have the same name.
                                        3.There are no actions I can perform in the portal related to that resource. I can't change any configuration, I can't even delete it. Therefore it is useless to…

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                                        • ability to remove a virtual machine with all of its dependencies.

                                          I cannot find an option to remove a virtual machine resource with its dependencies. we have to clean up dependencies manually. may be when we select virtual machine to delete portal list out all the dependencies (disk, Ip addresses, NSG's etc) to delete.

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