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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Upgrade OS

    You should be able to back up your files and data to a storage account and then upgrade your Windows Server OS to the latest version/edition.

    5 votes

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    Thanks for the feedback. This has a relatively high test cost and given we have the newest OS version available, we haven’t heard much interest in this.

    Please up-vote this and we will consider it.

    Corey

  4. Make contacting support easier

    Azure clearly has some serious bugs. But the current process of contacting support to report these bugs sucks. We're supposed to sign up for a support subscription to tell you that your software is broken. Seriously?!?! Worse still, Microsoft is breaching their SLA's as a result. I can't wait for the class action lawsuit against Microsoft Azure.

    I'd love to see a real support process that would enable regular paying users can report problems.

    5 votes

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  5. RDP which works also with Mac OS X

    I tried many Mac RDP clients but none of them could connect to the Azure instances, maybe because of the special load balancer settings within the azure RDP file.

    5 votes

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  6. More supported setting names for Add-AzVMAdditionalUnattendContent

    Currently the Add-AzVMAdditionalUnattendContent command only supports injecting "AutoLogon" and "FirstLogonCommands" settings for the "Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" unattend component.

    This needs expanding to support the "Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" unattend component which would allow setting of the region/locale and language.

    4 votes

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  7. | Temporary Disk | Add on/off options for temporary disk when creating Azure VM

    End user could ignore the DATA LOSS file on temporary disk which comes from Azure VM by default, if it's possible to add on/oof options for temporary disk when creating Azure VM?

    One more thing, when the VM is using temporary disk, if it's possible to pop-up a dialog box to notify the user that the data in temporary disk could be lose after stopping/deallocating the VM? (Like the public ip pop-up diaglog in the attachment)

    4 votes

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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.

    4 votes

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  9. Allow empty LicenseType value in VM properties.

    I have a generic template that contains everything I need to deploy a fully configured VM.

    Normally we use HUB-licensed images, so my template contains the "LicenseType" property with value "Windows_Server".

    However, in some specific cases I need to deploy a VM based on an image from the marketplace. The deployment then fails with en error: "Image <xxxx> is neither from on-premises nor eligible for Hybrid Use Benefits (HUB)."
    But the only allowed values for LicenceType are "WindowsServer" or "WindowsClient". Passing an empty value ("" or null) raises an error.

    So I need to remove the LicenseType property…

    4 votes

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  10. 4 votes

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  11. 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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  12. Auto update of ports

    It is very problem to open the ports in office environment. from past one month I am working from home as azure port are blocked in my office, we need to follow up with my local network team to open ports every time when we create new VM, instead of that we need give the range of ports to our network admin to open but we are not sure while creating VM what is ports open by azure, we have feature of giving manually while creating but I need to check for free ports in my range and give it.

    4 votes

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  13. Failover Cluster support besides SQL AlwaysOn

    It would be great for failover clustering to be supported with Azure VMs as it would allow my customers to migrate all their thinkable on-premises workloads to Azure. Move to an Azure-only environment is being asked more frequently.
    Shared VHDX and a way to get a valid cluster IP address seems to be key for this to get operational.
    It would be a perfect in combination with availability sets for e.g. file server clusters, SQL failover clusters, custom application clusters

    4 votes

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  14. 4 votes

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  15. Virtual Machines Disks view must show disk size

    In Virtual Machines when you switch to Disks view, it’s very useful to show each disk size! I mean a new column with this important information.
    Please, this is a simple information, but helps a lot.

    4 votes

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  16. Enable to extend 35 days maintenance window in case of failure

    Today, we can leverage "Planned Maintenance" to avoid any impact on VMs. But, the maintenance may fail if it cannot find appropriate resource to re-deploy a VM. It would be great if the 35 days maintenance window can be reset in that circumstance. In some mission-critical system, it's hard to secure sufficient time frequently for maintenance (let's say once a month). Thus, extending the window is needed in case of failure.

    3 votes

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  17. 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!

    3 votes

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  18. 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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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

  19. add functionality to resize VMs based on set schedule

    We would like to be able to resize our VMs based on a set schedule so that they are of a lower size out of hours and higher size in business hours.

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  20. 3 votes

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