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  1. Ability to move Virtual machines between suscriptions

    We work with projects creating a suscription for each project. That way we can have control of how much money we expend on the windows azure service.
    But sometimes, we would like to reuse existing machines that we used in one suscription to a second suscription for a different project.

    I know we can replicate VM, o use backup disk, etc, but it would be so much easier if we have an option to just move one VM from one suscription to another suscription. It seems very easy and is only for accounting issues.

    3 votes
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  2. No OK button when selecting Storage Account in Create VM Wizard

    When creating a new VM, there is not OK button after selecting a Storage Account - and when you navigate away, it will warn you that you loose your settings.

    1 vote
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  3. vCloud / vRealize Automation compatibility

    We use VMware vCloud Automation Center / vRealize Automaton for our private cloud self-service portal. We want to allow our end users to deploy VM's to Azure but this is not out of the box functionality. I hope MS and VMware can work together on a connector endpoint to make this possible. It would really go a long way to make Azure usage skyrocket if other cloud management software could deploy to Azure services more easily.

    31 votes
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  4. Make Three Fault Domains the minimum configuration of an Availability Set

    When deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn AG or FCI for high availability, you need to ensure that you always have a majority of cluster votes online. In order to do this you need to ensure that each cluster node and the file share witness reside in different fault domains. A two node cluster needs a minimum of three Fault Domains. However, Azure currently only guarantees two Fault Domains per Availability Set. This is inadequate due to the fact that the failure of a single Fault Domain will bring down your entire cluster if two of cluster votes reside in that Fault…

    35 votes
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  5. virtual machine (VM) - simple - snapshot/image

    One of the best features about running a virtual machine is the ability to snapshot/image a running VM so that you can revert back to it in case of a misconfiguration or other issue that would be difficult to recover from.

    This is also a great non-intrusive way to backup machines without pegging CPU cycles (driving up cloud hosting costs).

    I was able to do this with VMs running in Rackspace cloud and I believe other cloud hosting providers allow it. Why not Azure? It would be very important.

    18 votes
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  6. What happened to the ability to create a virtual machine from a detached disk?

    I used to be able to delete a virtual machine and then recreate it using the detached disk. This option appears to be missing now. How can I create a VM using either my own Image or my detached disks?

    1 vote
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  7. Bulk adding endpoints

    Is there a way to add more than 1 endpoints at a time? If not I think this would be a great feature. Thanks.

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  8. Item descriptions

    Having the ability to add a description to a service or virtual machine would be a welcome addition.

    16 votes
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  9. 4 votes
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  11. add feature to run sysprep on vm's pre-image creation

    it would be useful to have azure run the sysprep on an existing VM instead of just asking "have you run sysprep?"

    suggest exposing this as a feature on the create-image div

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  12. Remove affinity group

    Now that affinity groups are increasingly deprecated for some of their original purposes, it would be helpful to have an option to untangle existing items from an affinity group. In other words, I am looking for a way to delete an affinity group without deleting the items it contains (which would remain in the same region).

    14 votes
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  13. To obtain RDS SALs (Subscriber Access Licenses) through Azure Management Portal

    For standard machines created from azure, believe it is more practical to obtain RDS SALs (Subscriber Access Licenses) through Azure Management Portal.

    15 votes
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  14. Improvements on the Azure Internal Load Balancer

    The Azure Internal Load Balancer doesn't provide feedback as to the status of the endpoints - for example if a HTTP probe has been configured there is not way to determine if the probe is actually working.

    Additionally VMs behind the Azure ILB need to be able to talk to the IP address for the Azure ILB. Not having this has led to us having to add entries to a VM's hosts file - not ideal.

    10 votes
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  15. Problems creating new SharePoint farm in preview portal

    Hi,

    I'm trying to create a New SharePoint farm from the new azure portal. I'm able to start the deployment, but after a couple of hours it stops and the deployment status is set to failed. I've tried to do this mulitple times, but they all fail with the same status. When I review the log in Azure, there are two failed items:

    Microsoft.Resources/EventNameV2:
    End request

    Microsoft.Resources/Operation:
    Microsoft.ClassicCompute/virtualMachines/extensions/write

    Microsoft.Resources/ResourceUri:
    /subscriptions/31c8c3a4-ca28-4a55-a2f1-1c9bc660f439/resourcegroups/UiNTest/providers/Microsoft.ClassicCompute/virtualMachines/UiNTest-SP/extensions/PrepareSharePointServerCustomScript

    statusCode:
    Conflict

    statusMessage:
    {"status":"Failed","error":{"code":"ResourceDeploymentFailure","message":"The resource operation completed with terminal provisioning state 'Failed'."}}

    and

    Microsoft.Resources/EventNameV2:
    End request

    Microsoft.Resources/Operation:
    Update deployment

    Microsoft.Resources/ResourceUri:
    /subscriptions/31c8c3a4-ca28-4a55-a2f1-1c9bc660f439/resourcegroups/UiNTest/deployments/Microsoft.SharePointFarm

    7 votes
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  16. too hard to find the port used by the virtual machine.

    too hard to find the port used by the virtual machine.

    Add this information to at least more than one windows, when I go to the dashboard, I can find all about some serial hard drive number which I wll never use, but I cannot find this which I absolutely have to connect. Half the setup time is done trying to find this port.

    2 votes
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  17. to enable PPTP from Azure VM to on prem servers.

    PPTP is a commonly used VPN protocol, hence it would be good to have it enabled in order to allow connections from Azure VMs to on premise systems.

    36 votes
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  18. Share the SharePoint Server Farm creation scripts

    The Marketplace contains a gallery item to create a SharePoint Server Farm. Can the items (scripts/extensions/etc) that are used to create this be shared as a sample that we start with to build our own custom SharePoint Server Farm solutions on top of?

    1 vote
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  19. Virtual machine that works would be a great improvement

    I pay my subscription for a virtual machine on Azure but it stopped working this night and now I get "Failed to start virtual machine". Nobody answers at the support and nobody cares. Great Microsoft. Keep on billing me.

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  20. Options to set waagent.conf variables (Linux)

    The linux (Ubuntu) machines are not really persistent when shutting down and/or capturing, the waagent.conf is not read properly (even when capturing an image, a new image based on the capture does not include changed settings in waagent.conf).

    It would be nice to have the waagent.conf setting configurable at start up, when creating the virtual machine.

    1 vote
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    planned  ·  Corey Sanders [MSFT] responded

    There are a few bugs we are working through to address these issues:

    1) Hostname changes are not persistent across reboots on Ubuntu. This is an issue we are working through on cloud-init which we should have fixed soon: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/walinuxagent/+bug/1375252

    2. Customers cannot use the waagent.conf file to change the location of the local disk mount point or set up swap space in a consistent way. We are working through how to fix this wit these two bugs:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cloud-init/+bug/1374115

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cloud-init/+bug/1374166

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