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  1. RHEL8 for SAP

    Hello, when can we expect RHEL 8 being available under offer "RHEL-SAP" in WEUR? SAP supports RHEL8 since 10/2019. Thanks!

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  2. Disable Server Manager on startup

    Please configure Windows Server images on Azure not to load Server Manager on startup (as EC2 does). This is a slow loading and resource consuming app that's mostly unnecessary for Azure VMs, and it's slowing down connecting to the machine via RDP.

    3 votes
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  3. Ensure tutorial works,

    Use the sandbox service within tutorial session to allow those new to Azure to run through the tutorial process without running into permission error messages.

    Currently new users don't have permissions to create new instances

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  5. Export VM Inventory Report with VM infomation

    Export VM List in CSV

    The "Export to CSV" function in "All Resources" CANNOT export the IP Address, VM Sizing, VM Status and others VM resources information

    And the information only can view but cannot export in VM page.

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  6. VM traffic flow visualizing

    VM traffic flow visualizing with/without NSG flow log

    Our customer has the environment: multiple VM within one subnet. He wants to visualizing traffic flow from different VM directly. But NSG flow logs with traffic analytics can only see the topology of subnets. Network watcher can only see the traffic but not the flow. Modifying NSG could cause the problem of production environment.

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  7. Add TestCloudConnection.exe to the "Run command"

    Validate the Monitoring agent connection using "Run Command" on portal.
    Add "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Monitoring Agent\Agent\TestCloudConnection.exe" command to the "Run Command"

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  8. VMSS: 'AND'/'OR' option for scale in and scale out conditions in GUI

    When two or more rules are added to the scale conditions, scale in has 'AND' operation and scale out has 'OR' operation. Looking for an option in GUI to select between 'AND' or 'OR' operation for both scale in and scale out rules.

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  9. Offer granular RBAC for virtualMachine serial console access

    As confirmed via Support Case 119052326000457 there is one, and only one method, to grant access to a VM's serial console, which is to obtain the Virtual Machine Contributor role which may be a lot more privileged than an individual may need to do their job.

    Within our organization it is important to follow the principles of least privilege wherever feasible. As such we want to be able to grant a support team access to a VM's serial console without that same team being able to make IaaS config changes to the VM (shutdown, reconfigure, etc.). This would help prevent…

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  10. B Series Burstable Unlimited Mode

    The B Series family should offer an "Unlimited" mode for bursting. So when a workload runs out of credits to burst, if the mode is set to unlimited, the vm will be billed at higher rate instead of just dropping down the allowed average. (Like the AWS featuer for T3)

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  11. Virtual Machine template editions of Windows Server that are not datacenter editions?

    I cannot figure out why all of the Virtual Machine templates are using datacenter. We are a smaller company and never have a need for those resources and it is a lot more expensive from the licensing side of things

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  12. Reboot loop

    Need some script to be added in run command for the reboot loop issue.

    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes
    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} timeout 10
    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} bootems yes
     

    Then reboot the azure VM from serial console toolbar, during the time press “FN” down to “F8” in the tool bar

    Post these action, you might get the option to reboot the VM “safe mode with internet”  hit enter.

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  13. az vm create (windows server) - parameter linuxConfiguration is invalid

    $ az --version
    azure-cli 2.0.77

    command-modules-nspkg 2.0.3
    core 2.0.77
    nspkg 3.0.4
    telemetry 1.0.4

    Python location '/opt/az/bin/python3'
    Extensions directory '/home/xxxxxxxx/.azure/cliextensions'

    Python (Linux) 3.6.5 (default, Nov 22 2019, 05:32:09)
    [GCC 7.4.0]

    Legal docs and information: aka.ms/AzureCliLegal
    Your CLI is up-to-date.

    >>> azcli script <<<
    az group create ...
    az storage account create ...
    az disk create ...
    az network nic create ...

    az vm create --name ${RESOURCENAME} \
    --admin-password VerySecret \
    --admin-username AdminAccount \
    --attach-data-disks ${DATADISK01} \
    --authentication-type password \
    --boot-diagnostics-storage ${STORAGEACCOUNT} \
    --enable-agent true \
    --image MicrosoftSQLServer:sql2019-ws2019:sqldev:latest \
    --location westeurope
    --nics ${NETWORKCARD} \
    --os-disk-caching ReadWrite \
    --os-disk-name ${OSDISKNAME} \
    --size Standard…

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  14. ARM support for Generation 2 VHD

    I need to create a Generation 2 VM in Azure from a Gen 2 VHD using an ARM Template. The idea here is to support this via ARM templates. Example:
    "osDisk": {

            &quot;osType&quot;: &quot;Windows&quot;,
    
    &quot;createOption&quot;: &quot;Attach&quot;,
    &quot;managedDisk&quot;: {
    &quot;storageAccountType&quot;: &quot;[parameters(&#39;diskStorageType&#39;)]&quot;,
    &quot;id&quot;: &quot;[resourceId(&#39;Microsoft.Compute/disks/&#39;, concat(variables(&#39;rras01VMName&#39;),&#39;-OsDisk&#39;))]&quot;,
    &quot;vmGeneration&quot;: “2”
    },
    &quot;caching&quot;: &quot;ReadWrite&quot;
    }

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  15. Display IOPS and throughput on the Overview page

    It would be good to show the IOPS and throughput limit of the VM on the overview page. This would eliminate the need to lookup IOPS/throughput when doing right-sizing activities.

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  16. Enable users to download Virtual Machine Overview page

    Allow users to download Virtual Machine Overview page as excel table.

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  17. Add ability to set VM resolution on creation

    VM resolution by default is 1024 x 768

    We use the VM's to run automation on a desktop application which requires a larger resolution to appear correctly.

    Please add the ability to set a default resolution on creation.

    Appreciate there are still limits on a VM resolution but should allow the freedom we need upto the limits.

    We currently use a workaround with RDPwrap but this is far from ideal and does not work in all circumstances.

    Providing the requested feature would eliminate a huge pain point and provide a much needed improvement to our user experience.

    5 votes
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  18. Include the code in the URL

    I get this prompt when I log into the machine:

    To sign in, use a web browser to open the page https://microsoft.com/devicelogin and enter the code BTE2LNW3L to authenticate. Press ENTER when ready.

    This means I have to copy the code, and click through the url.

    If you made the code a part of the URL, it would save me a step and reduce friction to use this login mechanism.

    e.g., This message would be way more useful:

    To sign in, use a web browser to open the page: https://microsoft.com/devicelogin?code=BTE2LNW3L to authenticate. Press ENTER when ready.

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  19. Azure VM reboot due to underline host failure is very frequent and this is one of biggest disadvantage of hosting servers in azure.

    Azure VM reboot due to underline host failure is very frequent and this is one of biggest disadvantage of hosting servers in azure. The solution MS gives is to keep the servers in availability set, but if i have 1000 VM's in my environment , i cant use availability set as i need to another extra 1000 VM's just for this purpose.. this doesn't make any sense. sorry to say i am very disappointed with azure on this .

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  20. On AWS, the user can control CoreCount of EC2(VMs). I hope that Microsoft Azure provide more flexible options to control vCPUs for VM Size.

    On AWS, the user can control CoreCount of EC2(VMs). I hope that Microsoft Azure provide more flexible options to control vCPUs for VM Size.

    Specifying CPU Options for Your Instance
    https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/instance-optimize-cpu.html
    To disable multithreading during instance launch (AWS CLI)

    Use the run-instances AWS CLI command and specify a value of 1 for ThreadsPerCore for the --cpu-options parameter. For CoreCount, specify the number of CPU cores. In this example, to specify the default CPU core count for an r4.4xlarge instance, specify a value of 8.
    aws ec2 run-instances --image-id ami-1a2b3c4d --instance-type r4.4xlarge --cpu-options "CoreCount=8,ThreadsPerCore=1" --key-name MyKeyPair

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