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  1. "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter - with Containers" Hangs on Extracting "microsoft/windowsservercore" layer

    I run docker images from azure pipeline on virtual machine remotely. I have image that usese "microsoft/windowsservercore" image as base.
    I am using "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter - with Containers" on "Standard_A2_v2"/"Standard_A4_v2" size machines with "Standard SSD". Last two weeks everything was working fine. But starting from 18.02.2019 virtual machine docker run command hangs on extracting "microsoft/windowsservercore" second layer and instead of like previously run for 7-11 minutes it runs for 35, when i run command manually over RDP or from azure pipeline. I have recreated virtual machines 3 times and process still hangs. On local Windows 10 everything works…

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    • 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?

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      • where do i put a password for the oracle vm?

        in the step Automate database startup and shutdown needs a password? the password is: OraPasswd1 ? it does not work!

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/workloads/oracle/oracle-database-quick-create?view=sql-server-2016

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        • add instructions for uploading local files to new VM

          one of the first things a new VM user might need to do is upload files to the new VM. I had to dig deep and succeeded only in setting up RDP (by installing Xrdp on the vm); but that option has two problems:
          1) this works only with a password (so don't deploy the vm with the default azureuser and key)
          2) setting RDP to include local files does not give permission the logged on user to access the local files

          the workaround for 1 if you setup azureuser with a key is to add a user with a…

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          • Export VM list from the portal with current status

            Currently there is no way to export a list of VMs in a subscription to .csv while including the current status of the machine. This would be ideal for tracking large numbers of VMs across many subscriptions.

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            • AAD Integrated login for Linux should copy files from /etc/skel on first login

              Upon first login to a Linux VM using an AAD account, the files in /etc/skel, or the location stored in the SKEL variable in /etc/default/useradd, should be copied in the newly-created /home/$newuser directory. This worked correctly for a locally-created account on the same VM.

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              • 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

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                • 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

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                  • Serial console enhancements

                    * Console pop-up might be of help along with STOP/START.

                    * Serial log capture should contain stop/restart ( just like Putty session ).

                    * Scroll would be helpful feature too. Kernel panic freezes the console and usually it would be a bit late by naked eye capturing.

                    Thanks much

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                    • Enable Powershell Cmdlet for migrating VMSS to use Managed Disk

                      Similar to the cmdlet ConvertTo-AzVMManagedDisk - have an option to trigger a VMSS migration to use Managed Disk

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                      • VMID on Console

                        While we can use Powershell script to find the unique IP for an virtual machine, I dont see any option to see the same on console. Please add the feature.

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                        • Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set

                          The ability to select and register the Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set to Azure Automation DSC. Currently you are only able to select Virtual Machines. This becomes a problem when you need to refresh the key after a year has expired.

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                          • Unable to resize the classic VM via cloudshell

                            Could you please anyone helpout to create the classic VM resize moudle script

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                            • Proper Debug log for Extensions

                              Could be possible to create a debug menu something similar like VSTS pipelines debug menus, is completely depressing and disheartening to start digging on Extensions logs unformatted and start digging on the VM for this.

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                              • Reduce ajax

                                Reduce ajax usage on VM list page.

                                When you open the page it can take a minute or two show the required data.

                                If you scroll up and down or have custom fields like private IP it takes even longer.

                                Having to keep waiting for data to load is really annoying

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                                • 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 :)

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                                  • 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…

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                                    • Close the security hole allowing outbound traffic to any server on the internet on TCP port 1688 from any Azure IaaS VM

                                      NSG 'deny' rules ignore TCP port 1688.

                                      It is possible to exflitrate [i.e. steal] confidential data from any Azure IaaS VM (via the internet) to a server running an arbitrary service on TCP port 1688.

                                      Example:
                                      1. Deploy an SSH/SFTP server running on port 1688 in your home or another cloud service
                                      2. As a legitimate user of an Azure IaaS deployment, logon to an Azure VM (RDP or Citrix servers commonly allow user-logons)
                                      3. Transfer confidential data from the Azure IaaS VM to your private server on port 1688

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • it does not allow size in a virtual machine

                                          I have created a virtual machine with a free 30 day trial of Azure (with credit 161.90), following the instructions of Microsoft but at the time of selecting the size in select size

                                          It shows me the following image ...

                                          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/quick-create-portal?WT.mc_id=UI_empg

                                          I do not understand why the size of the vm can not be created.

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