How can we improve Azure Virtual Machines?

Add the ability to change the "Azure Host Name" of a VM in the portal.

Changing the hostname of a vm within the system properties does not change the Azure Host Name found in the Azure portal. At this time there is no way of changing the name without deleting the vm, keeping the disks, and attaching them to a new vm with the name you want to change it to.

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  • Raj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When we restore a VM from backup, hostname should become same as restore VM name. Else, say both original VM and Restored VM (different name, resource group ) are up in the network, still they would share same hostname. HostName lookup will fail for both VM in this case.

  • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not good. However I'd like to add my request to add this ability

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