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  1. 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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  2. Allow Multiple disk attach/detach to VM simultaneously.

    Right now API virtualmachines.createor_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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Get notify on non-impacting update for some business/mission critical Azure VMs

    Some servers is network sensitive can't afford few seconds of network outage caused by Azure non-impacting update.

    The 2 Azure NetApp HA instances in our environment suffer unexpected reboot every time non-impacting update happens and also lead to other third-party replication services failed and halted.

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  7. Improve RHEL 6 image

    Can you change the yum configuration in RHEL 6 images?
    I can't even run sudo yum update. Please update the mirror sites.

    Related issue: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53436443/azure-redhat-vm-yum-update-fails-with-ssl-peer-rejected-your-certificate-as-exp

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  8. Ability to read properties values in Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets/extensions/settings policy alias

    Would like to be able to create azure policy that can check the value of properties in VM & VMSS extensions. For instance if I have deployed the AzureDiskEncryptionForLinux extension i would like to further validate that the available settings for that extension are configured per company policy. so ability to add something like the following in a policy rule:

    "field": "Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets/extensions/settings"
    "containsKeyValue": "EncryptionOperation:EnableEncryption"

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  9. Support for marketplace VMs that run custom OS

    Provide a solution to update/install the mobility service agent/extension on a VM from the Markeplate with closed OS to perform the replication job - By close OS I mean that no one would be able to SSH to the VM

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  10. Add Azure portal Resource Group filter 'Select All' option for Virtual Machine filtering

    Currently we can select specific (or all) subscriptions, locations, tags, etc and use them in filtering the Virtual Machines.

    We can select Resource Group filtering as well, however i have to unselect each resource group one by one if I want to filter my view to a specific resource group.

    Proposal: Add a 'Select All' option, that when Unchecked clears all the selections from the Resource Groups filter, allowing a single one to be selected.

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  11. A feature to deny the internet access from Azure Virtual machine and also wanted to manually upgrade the window patching

    A feature to deny the internet access from Azure Virtual machine and also wanted to manually upgrade the window patching

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  12. Using M208s_v2 is super hard.

    The necessary image for this vm instance is the GEN2 SUSE linux, and the documentation to install the azure cli fails for this instance and image combo.

    Also, finding the correct image for this vm instance was not clear at all.

    And trying to increase the volume disk size using the azure portal fails.

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  13. VMSS scaleset /VM creation validation is successful the images that were not generalized.

    Customer's are feeling mislead when the validation shows successful although they are using images captured from ungeneralized VM's. if there is possibilty to validate if the OS is good or corrupted it would be great.

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  14. Fix the recently broken time entry field for automation schedules, VM auto-shutodown

    The Azure portal used to accept times in the format like 1200 or 1700, etc. After a recent change, the format is very rigid and must now be like "5:00:00 PM". Any deviation from that erase user input and reverts. Very annoying, and caused errors for us.

    Example locations for time entry are VM auto-shutdown and Automation schedules.

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  15. creation of public private key pairs on the portal

    When deploying a new Linux based VM, create a shortcut to create a SSH keypair and download the private/public key straight from the portal... saves downloading puttygen or similar..

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  16. I suggest you make Azure less complicated

    , let users supply their own iso's with simple user interface and let users deploy their linux vm with a simple user interface like the way vmware is setup. I dont have to pick a group or container, I don't need this or that I just need the vmware software and an iso. That's why Linux and Microsoft have had such a difficult history of co op, linux is simple and straight forward little bells and whistles, Microsoft just adds layer and layer and layers of junk.

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  17. (Linux + d2_v2 + dedicated) Why not on Azure China ?

    This link could lead you to think we may have it.
    https://docs.azure.cn/zh-cn/virtual-machines/linux/
    The same way we have it with Azure Global.
    But no! Why is that Microsoft cannot have a standard offer and impose its subcontractors (here 21Vianet) to match the Standard?
    My coffees at Starbucks and Costa in Shanghai respect the respective standards.
    Thank you to urge this matter as we are now forced to consider AWS just to host our VMs with Ubuntu.

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  18. Provide A Secure FTP services to Perform Data Migration

    FTP account to Upload data & download inside VM

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  19. Tweak the design of the Azure dashboard to increase usability and new customer on-boarding/understanding

    Following discussions with the Azure support team I just wanted to provide feedback on my experience (as a relatively new Azure customer) in understanding and using the Azure portal.

    While I managed to muddle through in provisioning resources, when it came to de-allocating a VM I was hit by an unexpected resource charge as I hadn't realised the additional resources (e.g. SSD storage or networking) required for the VM to function would not also be de-allocated. This, along with the lack of visibility of this when you log-in, meant I spent 2 months thinking I had de-allocated the VM and…

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  20. Allow encrypted Linux OS disk settings to persist through generalization and image creation

    Allow Linux encrypted OS disk settings to persist through generalization and image creation to avoid having to wait hours or days for a new virtual machine to be encrypted after deployment.

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