How can we improve Azure Virtual Machines?

Allow nested virtualization, please

The Azure IaaS infrastructure does not currently provide granular control of resource allocation. VM sizes are static - and while there is a range from which to choose it's not as granular as many would like. If one simply needs to increase available RAM, that comes with additional CPU cores and vice versa - and the associated increased price tag. Allowance for nested virtualization would allow for customers to create a reduced number of larger VMs and allocate the resources between nested VMs as they see fit.

I work in SQL Server support org and have had multiple customers express desire for such granularity.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyperv_on_windows/user_guide/nesting

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  • silva commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi everyone

    I think we have good news, azure wil support neste virtualization, but only on Dv3 and Ev3 vm series.
    This series are going out in december.

  • TJ Cornish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would also help solve deficiencies with Azure Site Recovery too. You could build a Hyper-V host in Azure and run Hyper-V Replica with fast failover and VHDX support. Currently Azure Site Recovery takes FOREVER to start up a machine due to drive conversion and unmothballing the disk blob.

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