How can we improve Azure Virtual Machines?

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.

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  • Paul Shay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have around 700 Azure VM's across our subscriptions. Not being able to rename them is a massive pain. Please implement asap.

  • Adrián commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I cannot understand why we should create a new VM just for renaming purposes... this feature is a must.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was told mid-last-year by an Azure representative that it was "finally in the pipeline." I've seen little to no indication that this is actually happening, however. Microsoft, Please address this; please also let us know how and when we can expect this to be addressed.
    Thanks!

  • Irshad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    VM Display name change is allowed in Amazon Web Service, then why can't Microsoft provide similar kind of feature

  • vinay kumar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ability to rename VM (not OS hostname)in Azure should be allowed. Some time core infra changes and we need to rename the resources to match naming standards.

  • Trifonov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I really need this simple feature. There is a workaround but... it's a workaround indeed.

  • Garey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We seriously have to ask for this simple feature? Sad MS. I should just stick with VMware.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still under review almost 5 yrs later?? Are you going to make a decision on this?

  • Daniel Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Under review since 2014 - must be a long review - whats the issue ? its a label in a resource tree.

  • Dinesh Kumar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    One More from me! Please have this feature added soon. It will save a lot of time and work.

  • Ehsan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    its just a logical construct name !! should be available this is 2019 !

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