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  1. Azure Fence agent

    Azure Fence agent - Need to reduce the failover time from 10 -15 Minutes to minimum

    If you do not want to invest in one additional virtual machine, you can also use the Azure Fence agent. The downside is that a failover can take between 10 to 15 minutes if a resource stop fails or the cluster nodes cannot communicate which each other anymore.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/workloads/sap/high-availability-guide-suse-pacemaker

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    • 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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      • When using old versions of VM extensions in ARM templates it should show warning when the ARM template is validated or deployed.

        When using old versions of VM extensions in ARM templates it should show warning when the ARM template is validated or deployed.

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        • 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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            • 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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              • Tag Inheritance from VM - TAG Tree

                Hi all,
                it would be very useful to enable the Tag inheritance from VM.
                Example...disks attach to a VM, inherit tag from VM.

                Also, Tag Tree...for example,create a "main tag" and inside this tag create "leaf tag"...for example..Main "Reboot Schedule"..Leaf Tag: "Day","hour"....

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                • 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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                  • vmss python sample

                    provide a sample for python vmss manamgement.

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                    • Permit to change all resources name on VM creation...

                      Permit to change all VM resources names on a new VM creation using portal.

                      Example: choose NIC name, just like we can choose ddata disk name...

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                      • Allow customization of eviction logic of scale sets

                        One should be able to select which VM will be evicted from the scale set when the ScaleIn rule triggers. Or, at least reject the choice made by the existing logic.

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                        • Allow deploying certificate to VM from raw contents

                          We are deploying a virtual machine to Azure using an ARM template and Azure Deployment Manager (EV2), and we need a certain certificate to be deployed on the VM as well. The certificate is in an Azure Key Vault, but not necessarily in the same subscription as the VM being deployed.

                          The VM ARM template seems to support deploying certificates from an Azure Key Vault, but requires that the vault be in the same subscription as the VM being deployed.

                          Our feature request is for one or more of these two options:

                          1. Allow deploying a certificate to a virtual…

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                          • allow to download metric data through in portal atleast via Excel download option for more than 30 days and for more than 50 VMs.

                            allow to download metric data through metrics interface via atleast excel download option in the portal for more than 30 days and for more than 50 VMs.

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                            • scheduled event is missing the delete/scale-in event for scale sets

                              to properly demote cluster members during a scale-in or delete operation on a scale set node, the schedule event endpoint should provide the event-type delete or similar.

                              then it would be possible, to take proper local actions before the node is gone.

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                              • EnableRemotePS Run Command Fails on Windows 10 VMs

                                The script of EnableRemotePS Run Command:
                                Enable-PSRemoting -Force
                                New-NetFirewallRule -Name "Allow WinRM HTTPS" -DisplayName "WinRM HTTPS" -Enabled True -Profile Any -Action Allow -Direction Inbound -LocalPort 5986 -Protocol TCP
                                $thumbprint = (New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName $env:COMPUTERNAME -CertStoreLocation Cert:\LocalMachine\My).Thumbprint
                                $command = "winrm create winrm/config/Listener?Address=*+Transport=HTTPS @{Hostname=""$env:computername""; CertificateThumbprint=""$thumbprint""}"
                                cmd.exe /C $command

                                It on Windows 10 VMs with the following error from RunCommandExtensionn.Log file :

                                [3504+00000001] [12/05/2018 08:52:29.69] [ERROR] Command execution finished. Command exited with code: 1

                                When executing the first command (Enable-PSRemoting -Force) manually on the VM, we get the following error:

                                Set-WSManQuickConfig : <f:WSManFault xmlns:f="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wsmanfault&quot; Code="2150859113" Machine="localhost"><f:Message><f:ProviderFault provider="Config provider"
                                path="%systemroot%\system32\WsmSvc.dll"><f:WSManFault xmlns:f="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wsmanfault&quot;…

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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                      • add a feature to VM's, to start/stop based on daily and weekly schedules

                                        add a feature to VM's, to start/stop based on daily and weekly schedules

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                                        • 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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