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  1. Cannot create a VM using GRS Backup in another region

    It looks like Microsoft is busy creating many products but they are not thinking about the basic necessity of product. I have given so much suggestion to Microsoft for product improvement and they implemented. Thanks for that. Currently, I just wanted to know Why you are not allowing the customer to spin up any VM from recovery GRS vault to create VM in the paired region? If this is not possible then I don't think so there is any real use case of GRS backup. Looks like they have not thought about the basic of the product. If a data…

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  2. Azure should be support expandable file size like thin provisioning in VMware

    We have a product having more than 10000 customer which comes in ova format ( expandable file size from 6.51 to 800GB). This file easily deployed in Vmware as well as AWS cloud. Now our customer wants support for Azure but Azure is supporting integer file size like 6GB,7GB ( as per discussion with support team). Also it supports fixed file size not expandable file size. If this kinds of support will provide by Azure then we both will be gain revenue. Otherwise we both will loose revenue.

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  3. Change the VM OS Disk Size during Creation

    Hello,

    At this point, you can't select the OS disk size for your VM during the creation and if you want to reduce the disk size, you need to perform loads of steps.
    It will be really good to have the option to select the disk size during the VM creation. So we would be able to chose a smaller or even bigger disk size for UnManaged and Managed disks.

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  4. Update Management - Scheduled Update monthly date ignored upon creation

    Hi
    upon creation of schedule for servers to be updated a specific date once a month is ignored if you do not change start day on top of UI. The server(s) will be updated on startday and time. Not as intended on the specific date the first time. You should remove start date, when selecting periodic updates. Alternative automatically change start date to the day the first updates should be applied according to schedule. I had servers rebooting yesterday because of this error and not at the 10th as scheduled.
    Kind regards
    Asger

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  5. Builtin feature to snooze or shutdown VMs on schedule

    Rather than customers writing their own code to snooze/shutdown VMs based on a schedule, could Microsoft provide a builtin feature in Azure?

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  6. Image name on VM infor page

    On Azure control panel. On VM information page i like to see image name that i used to create this VM. currently it says OS type: Windows. this won't give me enough information on instell OS on this VM. If i can see exact image name that i picked at the time of creating this VM would be really helpfull.

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  7. Auto-Shutdown feature

    When I click on the links in the email notification of auto-shutdown, it just redirects me to the page with the error. Seems the link contained in the email doesn't function properly

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  8. Allows Custom Script Extension to access Private GitHub Repositories

    While possible to specify account name and key for accessing blob storage when using the Custom Script Extension. There does not seem the ability to access a private GitHub repository by specifying an access token.

    It would be good to have this ability to have private repository access to control VM extension scripts without needing to make them public or copy to blob storage.

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  9. Azure VM with Optane

    It'd be good if one could deploy an Azure SQL VM with persistent memory devices like Intel Optane.

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  10. Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution in Azure Automation - Weekend Option

    Good morning,
    "Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution in Azure Automation" is a great solution to allow us to make easier the VM on/off.
    But please, is there the possibility to add the option "Stay off during weekend" or "stay off from... to ....".
    Thank you

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  11. DSC extension install without running node configuration

    Installing the DSC extension should not run the node configuration.
    The node configuration is likely to change over time, might not exist at the time of install or could have errors. If any of those things are true, it's the responsibility of DSC in Automations to point this out, not the extension.

    The extension install should only go as far as registering with the automation account, configuring the LCM and setting the node configuration name.

    This is currently causing me problems with Terraform as the initial run fails every time due to the node configurations not existing at deployment time.…

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  12. Avoid broken links on Azure web site

    On an Azure windows instance there is a file called DATALOSSWARNINGREADME.txt on disk D: referring to
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/jj672979.aspx. When I open that page it shows " Note

    This article will be removed from the Azure library in the coming weeks. Newer information is available on the Azure website. See About disks and VHDs for virtual machines and About images for virtual machines."

    So this will become a broken link!!
    (why the heck to web sites change their links all the time?)

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  13. Allow a reservation to be moved to a VM in a different AAD

    I had setup a virtual machine and was testing over a period of a few weeks with a colleague. We needed to keep it up 24 hours a day and were pretty sure this machine was going to be in use for the long term, so I purchased a Reserved Instance to lower the cost.

    As we continued our testing, it became obvious we needed to apply Azure Active Directory for increased security and management of users and groups. The VM was associated with the default AAD and after evaluating, I decided it should be in a separate AAD.

    After…

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  14. Azure PowerShell check remaining data disk space for VM

    Azure PowerShell is not providing a facility to check the remaining data disk space from the remote PowerShell after login to the azure account.
    Example –

    ((get-azurermvm -resourcegroupname “rgname” -name “vmname”).StorageProfile).DataDisks #FROM THIS WE CAN GET THE DISK NAMES AND TOTAL SPACE BUT no remaining space in the data disks.

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  15. Control Paging File setting during VM/VMSS deployment

    VMs of small sizes (~2GBs RAM) are encountering OutOfMemoryException errors while running Custom Script extensions (Windows Updates consuming memory space after deployment).

    A solution would be to add custom paging file settings controls to the VM/VMSS API to ensure that Windows has a sufficient pagefile size prior to deployment, rather than System Managed capacities that will be unrealistically small due to small Temporary Drive volume sizes (e.g. 1 GB of Page File size for a 10 GB temporary drive).

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  16. Include private ip in the Virtual Machine Overview page

    Include private ip information in the Virtual Machine Overview page together with the public ip.

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  17. Azure Marketplace image for SQL Server 2017 editions on Windows Server 2016 - Server Core

    I would like to see a SQL Server 2017 editions on Windows Server 2016 - Server Core included in the Azure Marketplace. The marketplace currently only holds images for the SQL Server on full versions of Windows Server 2016 DC.

    Many DBAs are comfortable with SQL Server on Windows Server Core installations. It reduces the overhead over the UI in both resource usage and patches. Also allows for quickly (re)booting nodes to be horizontally scaled when required.

    Currently such a configuration can only be achieved by manually preparing a VM image and uploading it to Azure. Which also requires a…

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  18. There should be an option to connect to VM in browser so if host machine has restriction that user can still access on browser.

    There should be an option to connect to VM in browser so if host machine has restriction that user can still access on browser.

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  19. Monitor VM Disks - Online/Offline

    I have come across multiple scenarios while troubleshooting where the Disks went offline and Infra team not aware until its been informed by a user.

    It would be better to have monitoring Disks were Online/Offline via Azure Portal

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  20. Like we have Add-Azurermvmdatadisk, Can't we have Get-Azurermvmdatadisk for fetching details for the data disk

    As of now I use get-azurermvm -resourcegroupname $vm.resourcegroupname -name $vm.name).StorageProfile).DataDisks

    while searching CMDLET Get-Azurermvmdatadisk, seems that it was there before. Why this get removed?

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