Virtual Machines

How can we improve Azure Virtual Machines?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Allow provisioned VM pricing to be altered to add software licensing without reprovisioning

    As an Azure VM user/administrator, I would like to be able to take an existing VM priced at one rate, and "upgrade" the pricing to include licensing for products installed after provisioning. I would like this to provide flexibility (e.g., if I want to install SQL Server on a Windows priced VM, without losing install/configuration work already undertaken on that VM and without independently licensing SQL; or if I want to add BizTalk to a Win/SQL-priced VM). I would also like this to allow simplified compliance (e.g., a Windows-priced VM is found to have SQL Server installed after provisioning), to…

    87 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      10 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • create an IaaS VM - D1s v3 (1CPU, 4GB) spec

      The equivalent spec is a last generation DS1 v2 (1 CPU 3.5GB)
      The latest v3 generation should be D1s v3 (1 CPU, 4GB)

      5 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 3 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix or allow automated cleanup for orphaned Microsoft Hyper-V Network adapters on Azure VM's

          We have identified an issue with our Azure VM environment.

          We use an Automation script to stop and start our VM's every night - however it seems that every time the VM's start up a new virtual network adapter is created, leaving potentially hundreds of old orphaned ones on the system (showing up as Microsoft Hyper-V Network Adapter #123).

          In itself this is merely an inconvenience but we have twice experienced an issue where after a certain number of these orphaned adapters have built up the VM's fail to create a new working adapter with the effect that network communications…

          3 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Global Admin should have capability to view Reserved Instance reservations.

            Global admins SHOULD be able to view (or at least manage permissions) of Reserved Instance reservations in the Azure portal. Currently, only the purchaser and account owner can manage the permissions. This is contradictory to everything else in Azure, where a Global Admin alywas has the capability to change permissions (acting as a User Access Administrator).

            On a secondary note, Read-only admins in the Enterprise Agreement portal should also have the ability to view reserved instance data.

            1 vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Azure VM unable to configure auto shut down, encountered error

              I tried to enable the auto shut-down for my VM, and I encountered this problem.
              Schedule failed to update {"error":{"code":"MissingSubscriptionRegistration","message":"The subscription is not registered to use namespace 'Microsoft.DevTestLab'. See https://aka.ms/rps-not-found for how to register subscriptions.","details":[{"code":"MissingSubscriptionRegistration","target":"Microsoft.DevTestLab","message":"The subscription is not registered to use namespace 'Microsoft.DevTestLab'. See https://aka.ms/rps-not-found for how to register subscriptions."}]}}

              3 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                1 comment  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In-Place OS Upgrade in Azure

                It would be nice to see In-Place OS Upgrade in Azure. Currently we are working on a project to replace all VM with OS Windows 2008 because
                Microsoft will be officially ending its support for Windows Server 2008 R2 editions. The problem we are facing is we don't have support from vendor to reinstall the application on new platform and the only workaround offered by Microsoft are as following:

                1. Create an Azure VM that's running a supported version of an operating system, and then migrate the workload (Method 1)
                2. Download and upgrade the VHD of the VM (Method…

                2 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • disk type

                  During VM creation, it should be speicifed as P6 for Premium disks which is free. Else this creates confusion during creation and unnecessary cost will be involved.

                  1 vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Virtual Windows would be even better if older Windows apps that I own could be run in a container and accessed through virtual Windows 10

                    I like Micrografx Designer. I think it last ran under Windows XP. It would be nice if Virtual Windows could run older apps in a container and have them accessible through virtual Windows 10. I realize that there is a problem of licensing and all that. But the whole idea of planned obsolescence, the company owns the license, everything craps out when the company ceases to exist, is what's wrong with computing in a big way. Imagine if all the centuries of written literature crapped out when the writers died because they were only licensing their works to you -…

                    1 vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Windows VM agent for - 2008 Standard/Enterprise 64 bit OS

                      Hello as we are encouraging clients to move their Windows 2008 standard/Enterprise workloads to Azure sighting extended security updates for 3 years. But we dont have a compatible VMagent that can run on for these workloads there by limiting the usage of extensions

                      Especially for Log Analytics and backup

                      This is to be action-ed for clients to have a completeness of the solution

                      1 vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add alert to service health for reboots triggered by "potential hardware problem"

                        Add alert to service health for reboots triggered by "potential hardware problem" as this didnt trigge for us despite having service health alerts set for all categories. Full history is in MS ticket chain

                        1 vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          1 vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Keep more sizes on the floor

                            More sizes available

                            1 vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Apps and Program compatability

                              I tryd just abought everything to keep my apps I need on screen wile working with programs. Also programs with other programs, they have a tendency to jump to the task bare as soon as the mouse is clicked. Is there a fix?

                              1 vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Note section or some option to chnage the name of the Virtual machine

                                It would really help if the name of the server can be changed from the Portal and if possible if a notes section can be added in the Virtual machine Overview Tab

                                1 vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Easier deployment of VMs

                                  to make it slightly easier to start a vm. i am new to the cloud and to vm, and i could not connect to the vm via rdp

                                  1 vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Cannot create a VM using GRS Backup in another region

                                    It looks like Microsoft is busy creating many products but they are not thinking about the basic necessity of product. I have given so much suggestion to Microsoft for product improvement and they implemented. Thanks for that. Currently, I just wanted to know Why you are not allowing the customer to spin up any VM from recovery GRS vault to create VM in the paired region? If this is not possible then I don't think so there is any real use case of GRS backup. Looks like they have not thought about the basic of the product. If a data…

                                    2 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      4 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Offline Mode!

                                        so i tried to install a program requiring offline mode, what did i do?, i simply disabled my ethernet . now the funny thing is that the machine or shut it down, nothing helped, i just deleted it
                                        so i hope you can fix this :)

                                        1 vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Azure VM's security alerts come as high level without checking the Disk OS whether it is supported or not.

                                          On our Azure portal, we do get alerts that the VM is not encrypted and it should be encrypted, but when we try to encrypt, it shows that the VM OS version is not supported. I would suggest to check the OS version before raising an alert , it became a false alarm for us.

                                          I cannot remove the security alert on this VM, Can you enable this.

                                          1 vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 9 10
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Virtual Machines

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base