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  1. API Request: Add support for batch operations on VMs

    (Copied from GitHub Issue https://github.com/Azure/azure-rest-api-specs/issues/6545)

    Currently, there is no way to perform batch operations on VMs. In cases where a fleet of VMs need to be stopped/started, individual API calls must be made for each VM in the fleet--which is incredibly tedious. The compute RP should support batch operations for common tasks, such as starting, stopping, and getting the power status of multiple VMs.

    This functionality is supported on other clouds and a consistent pain point for those trying to replicate logic written for AWS on Azure.

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  2. In order to bring your own linux license, Linux VM has to be built from command line, instead of GUI.

    Microsoft should have better communication to let end-user know it.
    Thanks.

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  4. add which availability zone a scale-set instance is in to the overview panel

    on the VMSS-.>instances->instance page, please expose which AZ the instance is running in.

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  5. Vm consistent Snapshot

    Ability to create Vm consistent snapshot of all disks at once without the need to shutdown the same way it works on on-premises hyper-v/vmware

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  6. Get list of Attached disk to VM using Rest API

    Can we get a REST API to get list & size of all the attached disk to a VM ( including root disk )

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  7. Automatically generalize VM's upon image creation

    In the Azure Gov online portal, if you create an image from a VM it will enter a fail state because it is an unprepared image. Microsoft will direct you to these docs for creating a generalized VM: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/upload-generalized-managed. All of this should be done during image creation, and new VM's created from those images should work out of the box

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  8. Deletion of files that make up a VM

    I'd like the option to delete all files that make up a VM. The delete option is very misleading and can lead to a mess behind the scenes.

    In VMware there is a "remove from inventory" and a "delete from disk".

    I have only been using Azure for a few weeks and there are too many things I think designed to catch customers out and make more money for Microsoft. It means people have to be very, very careful Here are some things:


    1. C?: drive 127GB with premium SSD as standard

    2. No thin provisioned disks

    3. You pay for the size…
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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