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.
Nested virtualization is now available.
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.
How many votes are needed for this to get implemented?
I second this to get eg. VS 2015 Community with Win 8.1 mobile emulation working.
TJ Cornish commented
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.