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  1. Auto-mount file share when storage access keys are refreshed

    Currently, to mount azure file share on Linux VM, we use mount command provide storage access key. If someone refresh their storage access keys, they need to un-mount the file share and then re-mount it. There should be an easier approach to handle this scenario. This become pain when you have auto-refresh policy in your organization.

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  2. Want to "azure linux" similar to "amazon linux".

    We need Linux distro more integrated to Azure.

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  3. beginning Azure, stumbling trying to invoke basic commands on Ubunto virtual machine

    hi, My free Azure is running. I started a Ubunto virtual machine. I click the "greater than" cursor symbol, to start up the command line. The blue screen at the bottom of the browser opens. ls command works!
    1. why do I get an error when running ifcongig?
    2. why do I get an error attempting to run apt-get update?
    3. should Get-NetIPConfiguration be working in powershell to an Ubunto machine?

    1.
    PS Azure:\> ifconfig
    ifconfig : The term 'ifconfig' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.
    Check the spelling of the…

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  4. Linux Kernel 3.10.0-957.5.1.el7 networking problem

    I recently updated a CentOS machine with the mentioned kernel and networking things went wrong after upgrade. Some packets couldn't be delivered to application layer of OS and left without any reply.

    Jointly with the help of support persons, we found the problem is the kernel version and I downgraded it to 862 and it works fine back.

    I tested that kernel in other environments than Azure and all other environments I tested work fine. At lease 2 environments, one another public cloud and one on-premise virtualization.

    I think some things are going wrong with Azure virtualization and I suggest…

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  5. Set default permission to temporary disk (/mnt/resource)

    In linux environment default permission of /mnt/resource is 755.
    It is nice to have a functionality to set any permission to that.

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  6. Missing GPU after reboot

    I using Standard NC24rs_v3 (24 vcpus, 448 GB memory) size VMs with the ``data science virtual machine'' image in Azure. It works fine at the first times with 4 GPUs. But if I rebooted the VM, nvidia-smi can only find 1 GPU. I had to recreate a new VM again and again. I think this's a bug about the cuda driver.

    I used the following commands to install CUDA 10.

    sudo apt-get -y remove --purge nvidia*
    sudo apt-get -y autoremove
    mkdir ~/tmp
    cd ~/tmp
    wget https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1604/x86_64/cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_10.0.130-1_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_10.0.130-1_amd64.deb
    sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1604/x86_64/7fa2af80.pub
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get…

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  7. Should be able to copy snapshots between regions in Azure Portal

    You have a powershell script to do this documented here:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/scripts/virtual-machines-windows-powershell-sample-copy-snapshot-to-storage-account

    However, it would be much more convenient if you exposed this functionality via the Azure Portal.

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  8. add instructions for uploading local files to new VM

    one of the first things a new VM user might need to do is upload files to the new VM. I had to dig deep and succeeded only in setting up RDP (by installing Xrdp on the vm); but that option has two problems:
    1) this works only with a password (so don't deploy the vm with the default azureuser and key)
    2) setting RDP to include local files does not give permission the logged on user to access the local files

    the workaround for 1 if you setup azureuser with a key is to add a user with a…

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  9. AAD Integrated login for Linux should copy files from /etc/skel on first login

    Upon first login to a Linux VM using an AAD account, the files in /etc/skel, or the location stored in the SKEL variable in /etc/default/useradd, should be copied in the newly-created /home/$newuser directory. This worked correctly for a locally-created account on the same VM.

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  10. Why doesn't Azure Instance Metadata Service include hostname?

    if metadata usage is allowed and the name from metadata does not match hostname, can Azure return metadata name and not the hostname?

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  11. add python3 and pip3 to yum

    I just created a new virtual server and for some reason can only get python 2.7

    please make python3 and pip3 available through "yum install"

    I tried installing python33 through yum because it seemed as close to python3 as it gets, but that didn't help.

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  12. you should check into how AWS and GCP implement cloud-init on exiting VMs. it's very easy, very quick and doesn't require all Azure steps.

    you should check into how AWS and GCP implement cloud-init on exiting VMs. it's very easy, very quick and doesn't require all Azure steps.

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  13. Azure Policy to audits applications installed inside Linux virtual machines

    I went through this article: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-policy-now-audits-applications-installed-inside-virtual-machines/

    However, this feature is only for Windows servers. Can we have a same feature for Linux servers as well?

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  14. Add support for Mikrotik CHR images

    Add support for Mikrotik CHR images

    3 votes
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  15. Support ecdsa public key under the SSH configuration

    Can we support ecdsa public key under the SSH configuration when deploying Linux VM from Azure Portal or ARM template.

    Currently the restriction is that only RSA keys are supported in the SSH configuration and it will give error if we use ecdsa public keys:
    'message': 'The value of parameter linuxConfiguration.ssh.publicKeys.keyData is invalid.'

    Is there a roadmap?

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  16. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection extension

    Please have an extension for Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Linux VM's so that Linux VM's could be onboarded to an ATP workspace directly from the Azure portal?

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  17. NC Series GPU VMs in East US 2

    Please make the GPU NC series VMs accessible in the East US 2 data center. Other features are available in this data center that we need but not in East US 1

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  18. Support ECDSA SSH public key

    It does not correspond to the ECDSA ssh key.
    Can you support the ECDSA ssh key in order to be more secure ?

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  19. [Request] Please enable users to configure VM reboot alert from Management Portal.

    We can’t realize unexpected VM reboot before reporting the issue from users. Please enable users to configure VM reboot alert from Management Portal.
    Microsoft Azure has some VM monitoring feature, such as CPU, Disk I/O, Network I/O and Web Endpoint, but we can't use it for VM reboot alert. We can use third party tools or OS settings, but it isn't easy way.

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    利用者からの報告の前に仮想マシンの予期せぬ再起動に気づくことができません。管理ポータルから仮想マシンの再起動時のアラートを設定できるようにしてほしいです。

    仮想マシンの監視機能に、CPUや、ディスクI/O、ネットワークI/O、Web エンドポイントの監視がありますが、再起動のアラートに利用には利用できません。サードパーティのツールやOSの設定を利用することはできますが、容易ではありません。

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  20. Support import ssh key pairs from github when create VM

    create linux vm can import public key from github

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