Virtual Machines

How can we improve Azure Virtual Machines?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. VM Created from custom image should be able to select storage account for VHD

    When we try to create a virtual machine from a custom image the VHD's for the new virtual machine are created in the same storage account as the custom image. This is not ideal because most customers have different environments in different subscriptions so they are forced to copy the image into storage account in each subscriptions. It is not easy to copy the images between the storage accounts either.

    540 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      34 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      started  ·  Corey Sanders [MSFT] responded

      This is currently being developed by the team and should be available in the next few months! Sorry for the delay and thank you for voting this one up!!

    • Accelerate VM startup time

      Startup time of a Windows VM in AWS is 1-1.5 minutes. In Azure this takes at least 5 minutes. VM Startup time is a big deal!

      99 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        6 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Host reboots without VM reboot

        In the last 3 months Azure had rebooted VMs almost in 15 instances, and most of them are because of a bug, for a cloud concentric company this is unacceptable-- why is it not possible to fix the bug without rebooting VMs? Moving to cloud from on-premise was supposed to reduce hands on involvement and reduce costs-- neither of which are happening here. Can you please provide an answer as to when we can expect a solution where your customers VMs dont get rebooted randomly?

        81 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support adding NICs in the portal

          Please support an option to add extra NICs directly to virtual machines from the Azure Portal

          12 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Need to update existing Azure Classic or ARM VM's WinServer licenseType property.

            Need to update existing Azure Classic or ARM VM's WinServer licenseType property. Because users / customers created VM earlier than get Win SA/Hybrid Use Benefit message or purchase Win Server with SA after the VMs already created in Azure. At least can update from NULL to specfic value in licenseType property.

            Thanks

            7 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update Disk count in VM Selection to match documented maximums

              Available Data Disk is showing incorrect number during VM creation size selection versus documented data disk availabilities.

              5 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve Load Balancing Wizard

                I find the process for creating a load balanced endpoint in the new azure portal to be completely counter intuitive. It's unfortunate because it's a big sore spot on an otherwise smooth experience.

                http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazuremanagement/thread/e2e831f8-b21b-4c58-8b5d-6c9146e69fa7

                My problem is that creating a load balanced endpoint doesn't behave at all the way I would expect it to. In the case where I have multiple machines and I'm setting up a load balanced endpoint for the first time why can't I just create a load balanced endpoint from the wizard without having a pre-existing endpoint?

                Also why can't I edit an existing single-machine endpoint…

                2 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve availability and speed.

                  This is electronic suicide to be on this platform. I do not know from where you obtain your availability numbers, but when users cannot access their VMs using remote desktop it is very bad! Please look at my support incidents for an example and feel free to contact me any time for in-person feedback.

                  In addition to availability; when a new VM is created, I notice that it isn't immediately available. It takes several minutes before I can access it.

                  Also speed needs to be improved. Remote Desktop speed, change in which settings are propagated.

                  1 vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    0 comments  ·  Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Kazumi HIROSE

                    Subscription japanese name.
                    Subscription directory filter has Garbage chars.
                    Please see attach file.

                    1 vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Don't see your idea?

                    Virtual Machines

                    Feedback and Knowledge Base