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  1. 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.

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  2. feature request for an extension to run during VMSS scale in operation

    feature request for an extension to run during VMSS scale in operation

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  3. 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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  4. virtual machine list export to csv

    When we go to All resources we can see Export to CSV button on top menu so that all the resources can be downloaded easily.

    When we go to Virtual Machine there is no such functionality available.
    There are lots of scripting needs to be done to achieve this and also previously we use to be able to copy and paste it into excel and it used to copy all the columns which we've selected. But that too isn't working now.

    Can you please give us the functionality to export the VM details into CSV

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  5. Virtual Resource Deletion process

    I have suggestion wrt to deleting a resources,I think we need to create a process while creating a VM,That this resource will follow a deleteion approval process to make sure its not delted without MFA andhas to be retained for 24 to 48 hours for saftey puprose

    Virtual Deletion is a simple process but it has to be equal to physical security not from data perspective but also from physical deletion perspective ,

    so when someone deletes a resource it cannot just go away like that which may increase the customer fear of cloud computing when compare to Physical computing,

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  6. Add word "Local" to the reserved words list for username when creating Windows VMs in Azure

    When creating VMs, if you use the username "local" and choose a password the user account 'local' does not get created on the OS. Instead, the Administrator account gets enabled and the password you attempted to set for a user called "local" is set on the Administrator account.

    This caused confusion during RDP to the OS, as the expected username to use was "local" - however, the account does not exist on the OS.

    A potential fix would be to block the use of "local" as a username, similarly to how the username "Administrator" is reserved from use.

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  7. Request add a FirstCreationTime field for Azure VM

    Considering the requirement for auditing, could you please add a FirstCreationTime field for Azure VM?

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  8. Detect Azure VM on BIOS

    A way using systeminfo or dmidecode to detect if a machine is running on azure, amazon has his enabled on bios.

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  9. Clone VM without sacrificing the original to the "sysprep" gods

    I often set up Linux VMs with attached disks, and need to 1-click clone the VM to make new ones for parallel work.

    For some reason Azure requires us to prepare the VM for a ritual sacrifice with "sysprep" or something, and destroying the original magically makes a clone-able VM. If I need to make modifications I have to re-deploy and then re-sacrifice again. This seems way too complicated.

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  10. "accelerated networking"

    Allow us to enable or disable Accelerated Networking via the Portal, in addition to the command line methods.

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  11. Add option to control VM agent log placement and rotation

    Currently all the agents that can be deployed onto an Azure Windows VM log into two hardwired folders: C:\WindowsAzure and C:\Packages\Plugins.

    Also, much (all?) of the actual agent binaries are also placed in these files, including any newer versions.

    Unfortunately neither the logs, nor the older defunct binaries are removed. Using 30+ Windows VMs for around a year, with Diagnostic Agents, Backup Agents, DSC lcm, and others. Neither of these clean up any of their "litters" generated during their operation.

    This means, the above folders (especially WIndowsAzure) continues to grow indefinitely. Currently these are on around 3-5GB of size for…

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  12. VMSS rolling updates on custom images

    Allow rolling updates on custom images.

    Currently if you build a custom image and create a VMSS with it you have to manually "roll it out" via upgrade. Seems silly when the image is housed and built just like any other. were just talking about watching the upgrade process by way of the VM's "upgrade status"

    seems doable not sure why its held back, especially when the VMSS set knows its "not current"

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  13. Have Azure Update Manager update itself for installations on premises.

    We've had vm's drop from inventory and were notified that the Azure Update Manager installed on premises needed to be manually updated. It would be great if the agent could reach out and check for new updates and update itself automatically.

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  14. After configuration is complete, add new nodes to the product rotation.

    An update occurs when a new Node enters product rotation.
    If a VM is deployed in the Node during updating, the VM is not started until the updating is complete.
    Therefore, we put Node in rotation after setting is completed.

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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. Support put metrics from multiple nodes from a VMSS into a single chart in metric explorer

    Currently, from metric explorer I can view some metrics from a single node from a VMSS. For example, I can view CPU percentage for node-0 in a chart. However, it will be more useful if I can put CPU percentage metrics for other nodes in the same chart so that I can view all CPU usage in a single chart. Then I can do a second chart for network for all nodes.

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  17. The monitoring of blob-fuse mounted on Linux server through azure OMS

    How to alert on unmounted blob fuse drive on linux VM though OMS monitoring solution.

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  18. 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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  19. Basic_A0 size should not list out when create Windows 2016 server from Azure portal

    The least RAM required for Windows 2016 server deployment is 512MB to boot. while Basic_A0 size VM has only 768MB Memory size. This size is not suitable for Windows 2016 server deployment in Azure. Since it will require more than 768 MB to login and operate normal things.

    Can you please move the Basic_A0 size out of the VM size list when we are creating Windows 2016 servers? this can avoid some issue.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sizes-previous-gen

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  20. You really gotta fix those machines.. If Paperspace has AIR machine with graphics card, 4 GB RAM, 2cores processor, hardware

    Thanks, dear.. You really gotta fix those machines.. If Paperspace has AIR machine with graphics card, 4 GB RAM, 2cores processor, hardware encoding, for 18$ flat price.. AZURE should have 4 high performance processors for 3$, + 4 GB RAM + 3$, + Storage usage + 0.10 cent per GB :)

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