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  1. Please provide Windows 10 with GPU Hardware i.e Nvidia Tesla M60

    as of now GPU has been enabled for only W2k2 R2 and W2k16

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  2. failed arm deploys

    Failed ARM VM Extension deployments are not re-runnable.

    When you use ARM to deploy a VM extension, if it fails then subsequant deploys always fail as well and the only way to fix it is to manually go back and delete the extension.

    ONe example for this is the SQLIaasExtension - I deployed the microsoft sql image including this extension and got an abrstract error:

    "VM has reported a failure when processing extension 'SqlIaasExtension'. Error message: \"SQL Server IaaS Agent: Cannot open log for source 'Microsoft SQL Server Server Status Reporting'. You may not have write access."

    Re-running the deploy…

    5 votes
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  3. error when creating a new instance

    Failed Operation Start On Step Check Available Cores Cloud ProviderMicrosoft Azure (Classic)Message The requested VM tier 'Standard_H16m' for virtual appliance SAP NetWeaver 7.50 AS ABAP incl. SAP S/4HANA is currently not available in 'West Europe' for this subscription.
    The subscription policy limit for resource type 'cores count' was exceeded. The limit for resource type 'cores count' is 20 per subscription, the current count is 0, and the requested increment is 22.
    Please contact Microsoft Azure support to enable the required resources.More Information

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  4. when the vm creation, need a option to change temperary drive from D to others

    when the vm is creating , we need a option to change temporary drive from D to others

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  5. Why Reboot

    My azure server has rebooted twice today. Can you tell me the reason of it?

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  6. 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…

    2 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Allow a VM to be added to an availability set without recreating the VM

    Currently after you have created a VM you are not able to add this to an existing or new availability set. It would be great if this was available function to be completed at any point during a VM's lifecycle.

    17 votes
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  9. 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.

    3 votes
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  10. 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…

    13 votes
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  11. Provide Azure License Server as a Service

    Most Azure VMs have the Windows license built into the pricing model which is great as we don't have to worry about licensing.

    However when it comes to Remote Desktop Services VMs we need to provide our own CALs for each of the users that will connect to the server. This is a major pain point as the CALs are time consuming to obtain and a hassle to keep track of.

    It would simplify things greatly if Microsoft could provide user licensing as a service on Azure, and allow us to manage the licenses through the portal.

    Then it would…

    12 votes
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  12. 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

    4 votes
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  13. 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

    18 votes
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  14. Warm up Script

    Warm up script to warm all applications install in Windows (Azure VM), for example we have 25 VMs running for our lab and we would to warm applications so students can start with no it.

    Thanks,
    Gulab Pasha

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  15. DNS Domain suffix in ARM

    Today it is not possible to add DNS Domain suffix on our Windows servers in our ARM script. Please add this because it is required in a AD domain to get the vm to work as it should.

    I know that you can do this in powershell but we want it in a clean ARM script without custom script extension and powershell scripting.

    2 votes
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  16. Portal Info should get refreshed Quickly

    Hi,

    I was ran into troubleshooting an issue just because the my IAAS VM dashboard does not reflected the IP address of the VM.
    Since the IP did not get refreshed on the portal and old one was there , I was connecting to old IP. This took me around 4-5 hr to identify that the issue with public IP of VM,.

    Please do the needful for this.

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  17. Remove drive A: (virtual floppy disk)

    How can one possibly "insert" a floppy disk there?

    4 votes
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  18. Create a Windows Virtual Machine with name of more than 15 characters

    I understand that Azure limits Windows virtual machine names to 15 chars max - if i undestand right it's because of the legacy NetBios protocol - It would be great if this thin can be change and we can create more than 15 chars - if I want my machine name to hold the machine IP - only 4 time 3 chars plus the delimiters gets us to 15 chars
    ... (like 192.108.150.100 - 15 chars)

    4 votes
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  19. Gallery image for Server 2016 Core (No GUI)

    Since server 2008 I’ve tried to use core as the standard OS in everything I deploy (more so once it supported .net), especially in cloud where security teams are always picky, 2012 core was a great edition or even minimal GUI because it reduced the attack surface, Servers such as domain controllers don’t need a GUI at all but can’t be installed on Nano server.
    I was looking to upgrade our DCs in azure Dev to 2016 but don’t want to use the full GUI.

    Without the ability to remove the GUI like server 2012 a gallery image of core…

    5 votes
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  20. Windows VM ability to auto-execute customdata

    When you pass custom data to a windows virtual machine it gets dropped into a file, but there is no way to have it automatically execute. Linux VMs have this functionality through the linux agent and cloud init. It would be convenient to pass a DSC script or custom startup script through custom data without having to use the CustomScript or DSC extension (because then you don't have to deal with copying files to a storage account or generating SAS tokens).

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