How can we improve Azure Virtual Machines?

Allow to create VM without starting it immediatelly

Sometimes I want to create VM and immediatelly set additional configuration like attachng additional disk, set static IP via powersell. Today when I create it I need to wait for it to be provisioned/started, then shutdown it and wait and finally I can do some additional settings. Also when recreating deleted VMs which had previously attached disks (SQL server, domain controller) it first starts with disks missing which can even break stuff. Please add additional checkbox/flag to portal/powershell when creating VM so that it is not started/provisioned immediatelly.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd like to see this. We use Azure to test a lot of provisioning scripts. We don't need most of our VMs to ever be started, we just want to verify the deployment. Occasionally people will forget to delete them and they stay powered on, costing us money for no reason. Rather have a powerstate switch.

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