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  1. Build feature for offline patching of VMs and VHDs

    It would be great to have the ability to patch virtual machines and VHDs offline, this would enhance security and tremendously ease management of VHDs in a shared image gallery!

    8 votes

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  2. Provide an option to increase temporary storage size without having to increase the VM size.

    Please provide an option to increase temporary storage size without having to increase the VM size.

    6 votes

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  3. Windows Virtual Desktop - User Assigned Personnel Desktop

    In WVD enable the feature to assign a user to a personnel Session Host in PowerShell and the WVD Web UX

    This will allow users to pre-assign users to their own VDI host in Azure that can be pre-staged with the apps that user will need, giving more flexibility to the WVD Service.

    10 votes

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  4. Disable Server Manager on startup

    Please configure Windows Server images on Azure not to load Server Manager on startup (as EC2 does). This is a slow loading and resource consuming app that's mostly unnecessary for Azure VMs, and it's slowing down connecting to the machine via RDP.

    5 votes

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  6. Show VM shutdown timestamp on portal

    Customer always need to query vm shotdown timestamp. It would be convenient for users to view the time on portal directly.

    7 votes

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  7. Allocation failed. We do not have sufficient capacity for the requested VM size in this region

    When is this problem going to be fixed? This article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/troubleshooting/allocation-failure was written in early 18 so it's clearly been forgot about.

    We were told to move to ARM from Classic as this problem was mitigated but if anything it's worse. In the entire West Europe region, we can only provision 19 d14_v2s at any given time!

    4 votes

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  8. On AWS, the user can control CoreCount of EC2(VMs). I hope that Microsoft Azure provide more flexible options to control vCPUs for VM Size.

    On AWS, the user can control CoreCount of EC2(VMs). I hope that Microsoft Azure provide more flexible options to control vCPUs for VM Size.

    Specifying CPU Options for Your Instance
    https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/instance-optimize-cpu.html
    To disable multithreading during instance launch (AWS CLI)

    Use the run-instances AWS CLI command and specify a value of 1 for ThreadsPerCore for the --cpu-options parameter. For CoreCount, specify the number of CPU cores. In this example, to specify the default CPU core count for an r4.4xlarge instance, specify a value of 8.
    aws ec2 run-instances --image-id ami-1a2b3c4d --instance-type r4.4xlarge --cpu-options "CoreCount=8,ThreadsPerCore=1" --key-name MyKeyPair

    2 votes

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  9. Add "VM JIT Requestor" role to Resource/RG level role list

    Quite often, I want to grant users login access to an Azure VM without giving them contributor access to modify the metadata associated with the VM itself. However, while Reader access gives users access to the Azure portal, and Virtual Machine User Login access allows users to login to the VM once in the portal, neither the aforementioned roles nor any other predefined role provides the ability to request JIT access to the VM.

    My workaround has been to create a cusotm role with the following allowed action: Microsoft.Security/locations/jitNetworkAccessPolicies/initiate/action

    However, this seems like an action that should either be allowed…

    11 votes

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  10. A feature to deny the internet access from Azure Virtual machine and also wanted to manually upgrade the window patching

    A feature to deny the internet access from Azure Virtual machine and also wanted to manually upgrade the window patching

    1 vote

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  11. VMSS scaleset /VM creation validation is successful the images that were not generalized.

    Customer's are feeling mislead when the validation shows successful although they are using images captured from ungeneralized VM's. if there is possibilty to validate if the OS is good or corrupted it would be great.

    1 vote

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  12. Add option to control VM agent log placement and rotation

    Currently all the agents that can be deployed onto an Azure Windows VM log into two hardwired folders: C:\WindowsAzure and C:\Packages\Plugins.

    Also, much (all?) of the actual agent binaries are also placed in these files, including any newer versions.

    Unfortunately neither the logs, nor the older defunct binaries are removed. Using 30+ Windows VMs for around a year, with Diagnostic Agents, Backup Agents, DSC lcm, and others. Neither of these clean up any of their "litters" generated during their operation.

    This means, the above folders (especially WIndowsAzure) continues to grow indefinitely. Currently these are on around 3-5GB of size for…

    3 votes

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  13. You really gotta fix those machines.. If Paperspace has AIR machine with graphics card, 4 GB RAM, 2cores processor, hardware

    Thanks, dear.. You really gotta fix those machines.. If Paperspace has AIR machine with graphics card, 4 GB RAM, 2cores processor, hardware encoding, for 18$ flat price.. AZURE should have 4 high performance processors for 3$, + 4 GB RAM + 3$, + Storage usage + 0.10 cent per GB :)

    1 vote

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  14. Allow Multiple disk attach/detach to VM simultaneously.

    Right now API virtualmachines.createor_update is single threaded can we make it multi threaded or can we throttle request coming to server at server end by keeping semaphore or any another approach which is suitable to design . Currently it shows error like GenericError: Changing property 'dataDisk.managedDisk.id' is not allowed which so generic and naive it should have some kind of intelligence at back end .

    1 vote

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  15. An easy way to copy VM

    Hope there's an easy way in Azure portal for VM copy, for example: A Copy Button. When I click the button, it will create a new VM same configration as the original one.

    1 vote

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  16. Get notify on non-impacting update for some business/mission critical Azure VMs

    Some servers is network sensitive can't afford few seconds of network outage caused by Azure non-impacting update.

    The 2 Azure NetApp HA instances in our environment suffer unexpected reboot every time non-impacting update happens and also lead to other third-party replication services failed and halted.

    1 vote

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  17. Fix the recently broken time entry field for automation schedules, VM auto-shutodown

    The Azure portal used to accept times in the format like 1200 or 1700, etc. After a recent change, the format is very rigid and must now be like "5:00:00 PM". Any deviation from that erase user input and reverts. Very annoying, and caused errors for us.

    Example locations for time entry are VM auto-shutdown and Automation schedules.

    1 vote

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  18. In-Place OS Upgrade in Azure

    It would be nice to see In-Place OS Upgrade in Azure. Currently we are working on a project to replace all VM with OS Windows 2008 because
    Microsoft will be officially ending its support for Windows Server 2008 R2 editions. The problem we are facing is we don't have support from vendor to reinstall the application on new platform and the only workaround offered by Microsoft are as following:


    1. Create an Azure VM that's running a supported version of an operating system, and then migrate the workload (Method 1)

    2. Download and upgrade the VHD of the VM (Method 2)

    6 votes

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  19. Automatic snapshot before Windows Update installation (IaaS)

    Sometimes Windows Update problems can cause major issues with Azure VMs, therefore is it possible to create functionality where the OS can notify Azure before it installs updates, and then at this point Azure can take an automatic snapshot?

    3 votes

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  20. remote desktop

    Facilitate using remote desktop on new VMs.
    This serial console is junk.

    2 votes

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