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  1. Virtual machine console access

    There is no VMConnect capability for console access to the VM as there is with Hyper-V.

    So in the situation where I lost connectivity, by misconfiguration, or system failure, is there only one very time and bandwith consuming way to fix it - download the VHDs on-premise, boot it in Hyper-V and VMConnect to repair VM, then upload all GBs back to the Azure...

    I requesting console access, also with ability to mount some image for repair and boot from it (as we do it in standard environment).

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  2. rename vm

    Add the ability to rename a VM. The VM name is what appears in Azure, not the DNS name.

    Changing a VM's name should not affect the VM in any way. If you need a unique identifier for a VM that does not change, I suggest using a GUID rather than the VM's name in Azure.

    811 votes
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  3. Adding existing ARM virtual machine to availability set

    Adding existing ARM virtual machine to availability set. I can't do much with certain setups cause they have to be in an availability set and I cant add them to one after they have been created.

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  4. USB devices are not supported in Azure VMs

    USB devices, like flash drives or hardware security dongles, would be useful to have present in the remote VMs. For example, support for dongle-controlled security for applications would then be possible.

    47 votes
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  5. Enalbe SQL Server Edition Upgrade when paying by the minute in Azure VM

    When SQL Server is purchased as part of an Azure VM and a subscription is setup to pay for SQL Server & the VM by the minute, it is not possible to upgrade the SQL Server Edition. The entire VM must be rebuilt which, while possible, can be very time consuming.

    Request is to allow SQL Server edition upgrades within Azure VMs when paying by the minute for service. For example, a VM may be initially built with SQL Server Standard edition. This is my situation. I now have the need to use an enterprise edition feature (data driven SSRS…

    38 votes
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  6. Support for Teams & SFB on Windows Virtual Desktop

    With the release of Windows Virtual desktops on Azure, the multisession W10 offering does not support either of the Collaboration Tools, SFB or Teams. The support of these office apps with pass through support for peripherals is vital to make this offering viable. Please can this be looked at and delivered when the service goes public on Azure

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/set-up-customize-master-image

    33 votes
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  7. auto-start in Azure

    We have auto start in dev test labs can this feature be added to azure for VMs

    29 votes
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  8. Force a memory dump for Azure VMs

    I wish that force a memory dump method implement for Azure VMs; like "Debug-VM -InjectNonMaskableInterrupt". https://technet.microsoft.com/ja-jp/library/dn464280.aspx

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  9. Change the default Azure temporary disk letter

    Each Azure virtual machine comes by default with a Free and temporary drive, that is mounted in 'D:'
    We all whish that Microsoft gives us the possibility to choose the letter of this temporary drive before deploying the VM.
    Why ? Becasue the D: drive is the most used letter for data disks. This is a huge issue when migrating workloads from on-prem to Azure, and this is a real limitation.
    I know there is a workaround to change the letter, but in case of unplanned fail over or host change, the temporary drive will be assigned the 'D:' drive,…

    27 votes
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  10. Virtual Machine Console Access Part Deux

    The previous post suggesting the addition of basic VM functionality was inappropriately marked "completed" serial console was added.

    The serial console is better than nothing, but just barely, and was not at all what was being requested by that post.

    What we need is a equivalent of the VMware Remote Console.

    Previous post: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/216843-virtual-machines/suggestions/3761826-virtual-machine-console-access

    26 votes
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  11. Low On Memory Error: Server 2016, B series

    I just spun up a brand new Standard B1ms (1 vcpu, 2 GB memory), all I did was login to the VM and am getting out of memory errors (which would tell me windows server 2016 doesn't really support this level of VM size). Also it fails to retrieve updates - this is just a plain vanilla OOB/first run experience. Additionally you can't login and click the start button - you have to click it about 10 times to get the menu to pop up - this is probably more of a windows issue but I'd expect it to at…

    12 votes
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  12. Allow Cancelling a Running Command started via "Run Command"

    From this issue:

    https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs/issues/12741

    We should have the ability to cancel a command started via "Run Command." This would primarily be to allow a new command to be started in its place, but the ability to (possibly) actually cease the command on the server itself could also be helpful.

    The ability to store common scripts and run them would help make this "I just noticed a syntax error and want to try again" problem less of an issue, but that's already covered here: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/216843-virtual-machines/suggestions/34455544-run-command-browse-azure-storage-for-script

    9 votes
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  13. virtual machine list export to csv

    When we go to All resources we can see Export to CSV button on top menu so that all the resources can be downloaded easily.

    When we go to Virtual Machine there is no such functionality available.
    There are lots of scripting needs to be done to achieve this and also previously we use to be able to copy and paste it into excel and it used to copy all the columns which we've selected. But that too isn't working now.

    Can you please give us the functionality to export the VM details into CSV

    9 votes
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  14. 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.

    7 votes
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  15. Allow users to use the Azure serial console with the Virtual Machine User Login role instead of Virtual Machine Contributor.

    Users do not need to create virtual servers and do not need to create and manage virtual machine scale sets. However, I want to manage the OS by connecting a serial console from the Azure portal.
    Even in an environment where SSH connection is not possible, the Azure portal can be opened, so we want to be able to perform OS maintenance with a serial console connection from there.

    Virtual Machine Contributor ではなくVirtual Machine User Loginロールで、ユーザにAzureシリアルコンソールを使用できるようにしてほしい。

    ユーザは仮想サーバを作成する必要はなく、仮想マシン スケールセットの作成と管理も不要。しかしAzure ポータルからシリアルコンソールを接続してOSの管理は実施したい。
    SSHで接続することのできない環境でも、Azure ポータルは開けるので、そこからシリアルコンソール接続でOSのメンテナンスができるようにしたい。

    6 votes
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  16. Windows Virtual Desktop - User Assigned Personnel Desktop

    In WVD enable the feature to assign a user to a personnel Session Host in PowerShell and the WVD Web UX

    This will allow users to pre-assign users to their own VDI host in Azure that can be pre-staged with the apps that user will need, giving more flexibility to the WVD Service.

    6 votes
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  17. Offer granular RBAC for virtualMachine serial console access

    As confirmed via Support Case 119052326000457 there is one, and only one method, to grant access to a VM's serial console, which is to obtain the Virtual Machine Contributor role which may be a lot more privileged than an individual may need to do their job.

    Within our organization it is important to follow the principles of least privilege wherever feasible. As such we want to be able to grant a support team access to a VM's serial console without that same team being able to make IaaS config changes to the VM (shutdown, reconfigure, etc.). This would help prevent…

    6 votes
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  18. Show VM shutdown timestamp on portal

    Customer always need to query vm shotdown timestamp. It would be convenient for users to view the time on portal directly.

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  19. Build feature for offline patching of VMs and VHDs

    It would be great to have the ability to patch virtual machines and VHDs offline, this would enhance security and tremendously ease management of VHDs in a shared image gallery!

    5 votes
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  20. Creating a Low Priority VMSS using Portal has FD count bug

    When creating a VMSS with Low Priority, FaultDomain Count is set to 5 by default.

    "spreadingAlgorithmPlatformFaultDomainCount": {
    "value": "5"

    Obviously this is a bug, because Low Priority VMSS only supports Single Fault Domain
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machine-scale-sets/virtual-machine-scale-sets-use-low-priority

    If we go with the default value, we got FD count error.

    Deployment failed. Correlation ID:
    {
    'error': {
    'code': 'InvalidParameter',
    'message': 'The value of parameter platformFaultDomainCount is invalid.',
    'target': 'platformFaultDomainCount'
    }
    }

    I think this needs to be fixed in Portal Front-end side.

    5 votes
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