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  1. Capacity alert for virtual machine

    [Problem]
    Users cannot know the high utilization event happens in the selected region until they file a new support request.
    In result, user will experience the allocation problem.

    [Solution]
    The alert regarding the above will make users avoid the burden of support request and to consider trying other sizes.

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

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  3. I would suggest to have visibility for the idle/unused VMs on Azure Portal

    Currently, there is no way on the portal where we can identify VMs which has been idle/unused for certain span of time. It is important feature for Azure resource cleanup activity across all subscriptions.

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  4. Azure Reserved Instances Transfer

    Enable transfer Reserved Instances to another user.

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  5. Create an option to change a VM's availability set or availability zone in order to add it to a load balancer instead of having to delete it

    It would be nice if there was an option to change a VM's availability set or availability zone in order to add it to a load balancer instead of having to delete it and recreate it in the availability zone. A feature to just reconfigure without deletion would save a lot of time and headaches.

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  6. Allow Exceptions to Azure Monitoring for VM

    A number of our Azure VM are encrypted with Bitlocker - as you know this creates a a logical disk of 30MB. The problem with this, is all VM's are flagged as critical with "Logical Disk Free Space (MB)"

    Is there a way to put an exception in for all VM's across all resource groups, or for a clever way to Azure to detect this automatically.

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  7. to make traceroute and mtr work in Azure Linux VMs

    Even after enabling firewall rules, it is not possible to do traceroute and mtr in certain Azure Linux flavors (particularly CentOS).
    NMap works, so it is only traceroute that is the problem. Kindly add support for traceroute.

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  8. 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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  9. 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.

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  10. Allow users to use the Azure serial console with the Virtual Machine User Login role instead of Virtual Machine Contributor.

    Users do not need to create virtual servers and do not need to create and manage virtual machine scale sets. However, I want to manage the OS by connecting a serial console from the Azure portal.
    Even in an environment where SSH connection is not possible, the Azure portal can be opened, so we want to be able to perform OS maintenance with a serial console connection from there.

    Virtual Machine Contributor ではなくVirtual Machine User Loginロールで、ユーザにAzureシリアルコンソールを使用できるようにしてほしい。

    ユーザは仮想サーバを作成する必要はなく、仮想マシン スケールセットの作成と管理も不要。しかしAzure ポータルからシリアルコンソールを接続してOSの管理は実施したい。
    SSHで接続することのできない環境でも、Azure ポータルは開けるので、そこからシリアルコンソール接続でOSのメンテナンスができるようにしたい。

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  11. show size of VM images and which VM sizes they fit in

    I went through a hot or miss effort to find a VM size that would not present the warning "The selected image is too large for the OS cache of the selected instance". It would be helpful to see the size of the images when selecting and a filter option when selecting VM sizes for the chosen image that fit into OS cache.

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  12. 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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  13. Allow Reserved instances for more subscription types

    It is frustrating that there are only three subscription types which have Reserved Instances available.
    For instance, https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/offers/ms-azr-0035p/ this does not have Reserved Instances available.
    Why does receiving an MPN benefit credit preclude the ability to use Reserved Instances? They should not be related at all.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Build feature for offline patching of VMs and VHDs

    It would be great to have the ability to patch virtual machines and VHDs offline, this would enhance security and tremendously ease management of VHDs in a shared image gallery!

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  20. 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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