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  1. Offer 3/4 Constrained vCPU capable VM sizes

    Currently Azure offers 1/4 and 1/2 Constrained vCPU sizes to assist with software licensing costs.
    A 3/4 option would allow for a smaller price jump when nearing the capability of 1/2. The cost jump when including SQL Enterprise from half to full is effectively double.

    Specifically I would like to see a DS13-6_v2 allowing the use of 6 of the 8 cores.

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  2. Allow Multiple disk attach/detach to VM simultaneously.

    Right now API virtual_machines.create_or_update is single threaded can we make it multi threaded or can we throttle request coming to server at server end by keeping semaphore or any another approach which is suitable to design . Currently it shows error like GenericError: Changing property 'dataDisk.managedDisk.id' is not allowed which so generic and naive it should have some kind of intelligence at back end .

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  3. Warn users that disabling disk caching on a VM is disruptive.

    When disabling caching on a disk, there is no warning that the change is disruptive like most other changes in Azure Portal. When caching is disabled, the VMs disk becomes unavailable momentarily and can cause issues. I know this one will not get many votes, because this is not a change that occurs often, but there should be some kind of warning.

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  4. Windows VM with Visual Studio 2017 Should Include Windows Universal CRT SDK

    I am using the following image for pre-installed Visual Studio 2017.
    However "Windows Universal CRT SDK" is missing.
    It is a commonly used module. Please help pre-install it.

    {
    "offer": "VisualStudio",
    "publisher": "MicrosoftVisualStudio",
    "sku": "VS-2017-Comm-Win10-N",
    "urn": "MicrosoftVisualStudio:VisualStudio:VS-2017-Comm-Win10-N:2019.8.19",
    "version": "2019.8.19"
    }

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  5. An easy way to copy VM

    Hope there's an easy way in Azure portal for VM copy, for example: A Copy Button. When I click the button, it will create a new VM same configration as the original one.

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  6. Get notify on non-impacting update for some business/mission critical Azure VMs

    Some servers is network sensitive can't afford few seconds of network outage caused by Azure non-impacting update.

    The 2 Azure NetApp HA instances in our environment suffer unexpected reboot every time non-impacting update happens and also lead to other third-party replication services failed and halted.

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  7. Keep an audit log of commands run using "run command"

    Currently, the script and its output are stored locally on the VM. A subsequent "run command" could erase or modify this information, creating a security issue with root/administrator access being possible without an audit trail of what was done. Because the names of these files are predictable, a "run command" job could even modify or remove its own job records, a related, but slightly different security issue.

    My suggestion is to store the script contents and output within an Azure blob so that we could restrict the ability to modify information about what was run and its output.

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  8. Improve RHEL 6 image

    Can you change the yum configuration in RHEL 6 images?
    I can't even run `sudo yum update`. Please update the mirror sites.

    Related issue: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53436443/azure-redhat-vm-yum-update-fails-with-ssl-peer-rejected-your-certificate-as-exp

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  9. Increase the amount of data that VM Run Command can return

    The Invoke-AzureRmVMRunCommand currently has a 4K limit on the returned payload.

    I frequently need to return logs and listings that exceed the 4K limitation!

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  10. Ability to read properties values in Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets/extensions/settings policy alias

    Would like to be able to create azure policy that can check the value of properties in VM & VMSS extensions. For instance if I have deployed the AzureDiskEncryptionForLinux extension i would like to further validate that the available settings for that extension are configured per company policy. so ability to add something like the following in a policy rule:

    "field": "Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets/extensions/settings"
    "containsKeyValue": "EncryptionOperation:EnableEncryption"

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  11. Support for marketplace VMs that run custom OS

    Provide a solution to update/install the mobility service agent/extension on a VM from the Markeplate with closed OS to perform the replication job - By close OS I mean that no one would be able to SSH to the VM

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  12. Increase Disk Size without Reboot

    The need to shutdown a VM before increasing the size of a disk is just silly. This is a basic function of on prem hypervisors. This needs to be brought to the cloud ASAP. It's 2019....

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  13. Add Azure portal Resource Group filter 'Select All' option for Virtual Machine filtering

    Currently we can select specific (or all) subscriptions, locations, tags, etc and use them in filtering the Virtual Machines.

    We can select Resource Group filtering as well, however i have to unselect each resource group one by one if I want to filter my view to a specific resource group.

    Proposal: Add a 'Select All' option, that when Unchecked clears all the selections from the Resource Groups filter, allowing a single one to be selected.

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  14. A feature to deny the internet access from Azure Virtual machine and also wanted to manually upgrade the window patching

    A feature to deny the internet access from Azure Virtual machine and also wanted to manually upgrade the window patching

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  15. Provide an API to tell whether a promo VM size is expired

    There doesn't seem to be any way to tell via the VM APIs that a promo size is expired in a region.

    Eg, in West US, the "list sizes" API includes promo sizes like Standard_DS3_v2_Promo in the result, and the usages API says I have quota for standardDSv2PromoFamily, so it looks like I should be able to create a Standard_DS3_v2_Promo VM, but I can't.

    There needs to be a way to tell this programatically. "Look in the portal, it's grayed out" is NOT an API. "Read this blog post" is NOT an API.

    Maybe this should be included as a…

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  16. Using M208s_v2 is super hard.

    The necessary image for this vm instance is the GEN2 SUSE linux, and the documentation to install the azure cli fails for this instance and image combo.

    Also, finding the correct image for this vm instance was not clear at all.

    And trying to increase the volume disk size using the azure portal fails.

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  17. VMSS scaleset /VM creation validation is successful the images that were not generalized.

    Customer's are feeling mislead when the validation shows successful although they are using images captured from ungeneralized VM's. if there is possibilty to validate if the OS is good or corrupted it would be great.

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  18. virtualize intel vt-x/ept or amd-v/rvi to allow HAXM

    I would like Windows VM's to support nested virtual machines, so that I can use HAXM for Android VM for the purpose of using a Windows VM for mobile development.

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  19. Request new feature : Converting existing unmanaged VMSS to managed VMSS.

    the scenario is
    1. we has an existing VMSS with unmanaged os disk already
    2. we want to convert to managed os disk in this VMSS.

    currently, it supports signle VM to migrate from unmanaged os disk to managed os disk, but it does not be supported for VMSS scenario.

    the current solution is we have to buildout a new VMSS with managed os disk and move our service from old VMSS to new VMSS, this has high risky(for exmaple, move the data from old VMSS to new VMSS, etc.),

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  20. Allow encrypted Linux OS disk settings to persist through generalization and image creation

    Allow Linux encrypted OS disk settings to persist through generalization and image creation to avoid having to wait hours or days for a new virtual machine to be encrypted after deployment.

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