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  1. 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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    • Reflect the result of Windows Custom Script Extensions as deploy result

      When custom script extension is deployed to Linux VM and the script returns error, the deployment result is 'failed'
      However, when it comes to Windows the deployment result is 'succeed' even the script returns error.
      We want the Windows custom script extension acts same as Linux.

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      • Add VM with 8 vCPU and 256 GiB RAM for Azure Stack

        We need this configuration for our BI solution.

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        • Hide SKUs

          Implementing Azure Virtual Machines SKUs should only show the virtuals available to provision based off the policy. This way users don't have to dig through hundreds of Virtual machines to find one that is supported, would be better to have the virtuals filtered to show only approved Virtuals based of subscription policy?

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          • B Series vms need and option for higher IO

            B Series vms need and option for higher IO. Many bursty workloads need the additional IO in conjunction with the CPU. Less usable otherwise.

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            • Azure Windows VM "Connect" button in portal should launch via URL instead .rdp download

              Azure Windows VM "Connect" button in portal should launch via URL instead .rdp download using https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/remote-desktop-uri notice that this also works on Mac...

              Problem with current way... It's annoying to download file and after it's download also 2x click it to open. I also have 20+ .rdp files in downloads folder...

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              • High Security versions of VM images

                Currently after a VM is selected and loaded, the Security Center reports a high number of vulnerabilities to Remediate. For example, the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter image lists 151 issues. Remediation creates a great deal of work to research and implement.

                Ideally, in addition to the "standard" image, a "high security" version would be available that would have all OS vulnerabilities remediated, which would have no issues reported in Security Center.

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                • Review GS series prices as they are currently heavily overpriced

                  Currently the GS series VM's are significantly overpriced compared to the DSv2 series. For example a DS12v2 is $600 a month giving you 4cpu/28gig. However the GS2 which is $1600 a month gives you 4cpu/56gig ram. This is the equivalent of $1000 for 28gig of ram or another 1.6xDS12v2 boxes for 28gig of ram. This doesn't make sense. I'd expect a price increase of $600 to $900 for the GS2.

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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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.

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                            • SSH support for Windows

                              Now that there is a Microsoft supported OpenSSH port for windows:
                              https://github.com/PowerShell/Win32-OpenSSH

                              Please make it a first class citizen for remote access to windows machines. This isn't a complete list, but here are some of the items needed:
                              * It should either be part of the base market place images, or enabled via an ARM template (like you can with WinRM)
                              * Authorized keys for users should support being set via an ARM template (like you can with Linux)
                              * more?

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                              • Add ability to provision VM initially without a local account

                                In a corporate environment where all VMs are domain joined (using the VM domain joining extension) the local account is a nuisance.

                                It would be nice if:
                                * you could simply not have a local account at all (perhaps with the ability to add it later via the VM access extension that can be used to reset the password currently)
                                * you could specify a local admin AD user/group via the VM domain join extension
                                * or alternatively add a local account expiration time that you can specify through an ARM template, which would allow me to say it should…

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                                • Create a Windows 10 template for consumers

                                  There are so many reasons!
                                  - Continuum obviously
                                  - Deliver Windows 10 for BYOD, especially Mac OS & iOS
                                  - Easy Cloud options for legacy x86 LoB application vendors
                                  - Security!
                                  - Use the same Windows on multiple devices and form factors - from TVs to mobile phones.

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                                  • Unexpected restart of Azure VMs due to Azure Healthy Monitoring system

                                    Recently in our deployment in SE Asia (Singapore) DC, we had an unexpected restart of one of our VMs which is a Production Application Server. The Database server was fine. In 20 minutes it was back, but that 20 minute happened to be peak hours for our customers and we received quite a few brickbats on the reliability. This is 3rd such instance and it was a very tough scenario with customers who are hosted on that server.

                                    We don't have Availability Sets configured. We also understand, Azure's SLA of 99.95% can be realized only when we configure Availability Sets.…

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                                    • Impossible to connect with Virtual Machine

                                      Hello,
                                      I've been really trying to use Azure Virtual Machine for a few days.
                                      I only managed to connect to my virtual machine once, and even then the machine stopped working, froze, require restart. etc, so I couldn't really use it.
                                      It was a very bad experience and a terrible waste of my time.

                                      Since I created machines, but couldn't use them, I would kindly ask to return my credits.
                                      Best regards,

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                                      • Increase VM Maximum username of 15 characters

                                        Increase VM Maximum username of 15 characters to 30 characters. More characters = better security.

                                        Why this was reduced when new VM's and containers where added is unexplained anywhere I could find. It makes no sense from a security point of view

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                                        • Allow Windows 7 and Windows 10 Clients!

                                          I joined Azure with the intent of setting up a complete disaster recovery network with servers and clients. But, I immediately discovered that you don't allow client PCs. This is crazy. Typical Microsoft. Will see if AWS allows Windows client computers.

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