Provide a Notes section for virtual machine
It would be nice if we could have a Notes section on each virtual machine so that we note some comments on a machine (domain name, admin account, date of last backup...
We have considered this. I wonder whether a simple Key-Value tagging would meet your needs here? This is something in our plans.
Steven Pankretic commented
Notes are different than tags. Making a note such as "Leave this VM off until doing maintenance" is a good example. We use some servers just as "offline" versions of production servers that we use during maintenance.
Any possibility to add notes would be a help, because currently it is not possible to categorize, tag or group VMs it within the virtual machine management itself.
In my opinion, resource groups do not fulfill these, because that is rather a technical clustering of machines. I miss the point where I can do an easy logical clustering, e.g. by installed software, running services, etc. Besides, you have to add a resource group and you can only use one for a vm.
A simple plain text field would be one of the first easy solutions. A tagging field like for work items in VSTS/TFS would be helpful to have a better clustering and categorizing possibility. A additional description field which is searchable and could use such tags within the running text would be a perfect solution, from my point of view.
Yes. Key-value tagging would do it. Actually i am using the tagging feature on resource groups in preview portal to meet my needs. Just storing some information directly on Azure portal and not in a separate storage.