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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Notification for the capacity for requested VM size

    It is quite critical that we could receive the notification for running out of the requested VM size.
    In our customer, the allocation failure was happened in the following critical scenarios:

    • Restoring VM in Azure Backup
    
    • Failover in ASR
    • Starting VM

    Getting that notification earlier, they can avoid the error by considering another size.

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  5. F series compute, V3 SKU

    We love the F series compute VM's, they are almost perfect for our use case - the only thing that causes us grief is the lack of RAM in what might otherwise be considered a modern operational environment. When you come to do the Fsv3 series, please increase the RAM by at least 50% (moving an F4sv2 on 8GB to an F4s_v3 at 12GB for instance)

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  6. Offer vCPU constrained AMD EPYC VMs

    Currently vCPU constrained VMs are only available on Intel technology. A VM like "E16a-8s_v4" would be ideal for medium-sized SQL Server platforms.

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  7. Migrate VM from Vnet

    It would be a great idea having a solution that would allow to migrate the VM from one Vnet to another with just a simple drop down button and selecting the desired Vnet

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  8. need to monitor ram usage

    Please add "ram" usage/available in both the app and online portal. You've got CPU, disk read/write, network in/out etc but nothing for RAM.

    For VM

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  9. When using ASP Classic and Office 365 email port 25 is the only port that works for sending emails.

    When using ASP Classic and Office 365 email port 25 is the only port that works for sending emails. By default Azure VMs blocks port 25 traffic. It is suggested that you either use port 587 or open a ticket to have the port 25 open. There is also other option witch is enabling the IIS SMTP server and configuring it having Office 365 as the Smart Host at port 587 ... but it is not suggested. So my suggestions is to include this information to avoid "port 25 tickets".

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  10. Getting Duplicate search results for "Windows Virtual Desktop - Provision a host pool"

    Getting Duplicate results coming for the following keyword in azure portal

    Azure portal -> Create Resource -> type "Windows Virtual" in "Search the Marketplace" search box

    "Windows Virtual Desktop - Provision a host pool"

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  11. Show VM shutdown timestamp on portal

    Customer always need to query vm shotdown timestamp. It would be convenient for users to view the time on portal directly.

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  12. Ability to rename resources instead of deleting and creating

    need to rename a VM, local network gateway etc etc

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  13. Store the external RDP port used last for accessing a VM through the public IP address allowing port forwarding rules on the LB to work

    Currently we have a load balancer with external ports on the public IP forwarding to internal ports on the private IP for our virtual machines. From the Azure Home, we can see our Virtual Machines, but selecting the Connect option for RDP along with the external IP always defaults port 8000. We have to look up the correct external port in the load balancer rules and replace the port 8000 on this screen to connect to each system from the Azure web gui. It would be a nice change for the VM Connect screen to store the last external IP…

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  14. Provide an option to increase temporary storage size without having to increase the VM size.

    Please provide an option to increase temporary storage size without having to increase the VM size.

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  15. AZCLI restore VM like portal

    As an engineer working on automated restore. I want to be able to restore via the Azure CLI or some equivalent so that the restore process can be done faster and with less chances for mistakes. Currently this does not appear to be an option in the CLI and not stated in the documentation either. Is it possible to have this added or to get an equivalent?

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  16. Provide more real-time status for VM's such that VM in service Recovery is visible

    I've had a NUMBER of cases over the last year and a half where an Azure host will fail, it enters service recovery, but all the portal indications are all is fine for ~20 minutes. It would be nice if there was a way for me as a customer/SRE to know that the host is in recovery, and to just let it be.

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  17. Implement a "Force Stop" for virtual machines (similar to AWS's stop twice)

    On AWS when you stop a VM and it doesn't stop, a 2nd stop will FORCE STOP the VM. MSFT/Azure would do well to do the same.

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  18. Inconsistent case conversions

    There is a lot of case conversion inconsistency and it appears to be growing. For example:

    Resource group names are converted to uppercase when creating disk resources.

    When creating DNS and RSV resources, the resource names and resource groups names are converted and stored in lowercase.

    Consistency throughout should be maintained. We are wasting significant hours in development and testing implementing workarounds due to case inconsistency in the Azure back-end.

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  19. Display creation time of a Virtual Machine

    We need to collect the VM creation time for auditing, however, the activity logs are reserved for 90 days, we cannot check the precise timestamp of creation. can we have this information display on the Portal somewhere? like Overview or Properties etc. Thanks.

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  20. VMs and multiple screens

    Enable a straighfoward way to configure screen resolution and screens used per VM.

    Example: Local machine has 4 screens, allow Azure to configure the following set-up:

    Screen 1 and screen 2 -> VM1

    Screen 3 and screen 4 -> VM2

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