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  1. Azure don't give any warning and providing size which will not work for the image we select

    Azure don't give any warning and providing size which will not work for the image we select:

    You can provision a windows Server 2016 with Basic_A0. But the size is below requirement and you won't be able to login and make that server work.

    Most of the time server will go in the failed state.

    I recommend, if azure can give some kind of warning of totally don't provide the size. when the selected size don't meet the minimum requirement for the selected server.

    Regarding the Case - 119052422002805

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  2. 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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  3. Custom VM Sizing

    Allow for custom sizing of CPU and RAM (and possibly other schedulable resources like GPUs) in VM provisioning. This provides greater flexibility in workload scheduling than standard SKUs, and enables higher level tooling to take advantage of this for more sophisticated purposes.

    See https://cloud.google.com/custom-machine-types/

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  4. The virtual machines of the B series do not inform about the bandwidth. All series report about bandwidth except type B machines. Accordin

    The virtual machines of the B series do not inform about the bandwidth.

    All series report about bandwidth except type B machines.

    According to Microsoft they do not inform because it is a variant connection, but at least they should indicate the minimum and maximum.

    As in all series in the NIC part, the bandwidth must also appear.

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  5. SAP on Azure with more automation and more flexibility for SAP system landscape

    Whenever you want, you can generate a new devolopment or quality system with actual data with our Software on Azure. So you have a new copie of your porduction system. Like a systemcopie.
    The second feature is, you can build automatically a SandBox system in a new azure VM and turn it off when you don´t needed anymore.

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  6. Automatic snapshot before Windows Update installation (IaaS)

    Sometimes Windows Update problems can cause major issues with Azure VMs, therefore is it possible to create functionality where the OS can notify Azure before it installs updates, and then at this point Azure can take an automatic snapshot?

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  7. Windows Server 2019 and Semi-Annual Channel support for Azure Disk Encryption

    Windows Server 2019 and Semi-Annual Channel builds should be supported with Azure Disk Encryption

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  8. allow assigning public IP to virtual servers

    changing public IPs has a great impact on various apps running, linked services, and others. Adding a feature that allows assigning an old public IP, which is still not reserved to any other machine, to the VM server after rebooting (in case subscribers missed to set their IP to static) is one needed things.

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  9. enable serial port redirection for medical practices' diagnostic machines

    Enable serial port redirection for medical practices' diagnostic machines. Currently there is no way to redirect serial data from the office to the cloud server in Azure.

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  10. JIT access on VM blade should behave exactly like it does in Security Center

    JIT is a great part of the product. From the Security Center blade it allows a user to open a specific IP (MyIP) that they are connecting from. I can whitelist IPs, ranges, etc, or allow them to whitelist any specific IP of their choice.

    When using JIT from the VM blade it simply places the whitelist (or * if no whitelist is present) into the new NSG rule. I would like the VM blade's implementation of JIT to match with the Security Center implementation. In my use case I want to allow users to open individual IPs, tied to…

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  12. Mount VHDs/managed disks directly in portal

    For unencrypted volumes, it would sometimes be useful to be able to "mount" these volumes in Azure and browse/edit some of the data. Using this method, some Linux problems could be fixed, i.e. problematic fstab entries. If possible, this would need to be available for different file systems, i.e. NTFS, ETX4 ...

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  13. VM current screenshot on front page of VM?

    I feel that it would be great to have this shown on the front page of the VM, a bit like how a VM is displayed in Hyper-V, so that at a glance you can see the latest screen capture

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  14. Create rescue VM directly from portal

    I'm aware of the rescue VM scripts for Azure VMs, however it would be handy to have a 'rescue' button in the portal which does all of the steps i.e. creating snapshot, new rescue VM (maybe hypervisor), attaching disk, etc.
    This would be a big time saver when troubleshooting a failed VM

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  15. Display VM Image information in the portal

    When creating Azure Compute Resources you need to specify the following Parameters in order to request a VM:

    Offer
    Publisher
    Sku

    Getting this information can be very hard because these information are only displayed in the "Export template" section after you created them.

    I think, that it would be way better if we could fetch these Information from the Marketplace Item page. (See attached picture)

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  16. ASR should support 3rd party SSL certificates for replication

    We are replicating our VMware vm's to Azure using ASR configuration servers (OVF template). ASR uses self signed certificate which is not a secured one and also it fails some security compliance. ASR should start supporting 3rd SSL certificates which are secured and do not have issues with Security compliance

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  17. link the reserved resources such as VMs per resource ID to the services that request them. The current system is not user-friendly.

    When choosing to reserve resources over a longer period and to benefit from a discount by committing to allocate resources over 1/3 years, the way that Azure does it is really not transparent and not user friendly.
    First of all, it should be possible that a resource like AKS offers the option of creating a cluster for 1/3 years instead of requiring the user to create the underlying VMs first and have them "automatically" be assigned to the AKS, so long as the VMs are of the same type.
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  18. Make deleting VMs faster

    Currently it takes more than 10 minutes to delete a single VM. This is too slow, please make it faster.

    Deleting a VM should be something that can be done in less than one minute like it is with other cloud platforms.

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  19. Allow VM console access when storage account has firewall enabled

    It's pretty ridiculous that the Azure VM serial console won't work when the boot diagnostics storage account has a firewall enabled.

    First, it should be possible to use a firewall for additional protection of boot diagnostics. I understand that the storage has to be written from the host server, not the VM, so it might not be on the correct vnet; but this should be considered a "trusted Azure service", or there should be another option to allow it.

    Second, the Serial Console is not the same as boot logging. They are two separate things! I should be able to…

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  20. Support osDisk swap for encrypted VMs

    Today Azure provides a way to swap the osDisk of the VM only when the VM's osDisk is not encrypted.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/azure-security-disk-encryption-overview

    Should be able to support this even when the VM is encrypted using Azure Disk Encryption.

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