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  1. 84 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • [Request] Please enable users to configure VM reboot alert from Management Portal.

      We can’t realize unexpected VM reboot before reporting the issue from users. Please enable users to configure VM reboot alert from Management Portal.
      Microsoft Azure has some VM monitoring feature, such as CPU, Disk I/O, Network I/O and Web Endpoint, but we can't use it for VM reboot alert. We can use third party tools or OS settings, but it isn't easy way.

      - Japanese
      利用者からの報告の前に仮想マシンの予期せぬ再起動に気づくことができません。管理ポータルから仮想マシンの再起動時のアラートを設定できるようにしてほしいです。

      仮想マシンの監視機能に、CPUや、ディスクI/O、ネットワークI/O、Web エンドポイントの監視がありますが、再起動のアラートに利用には利用できません。サードパーティのツールやOSの設定を利用することはできますが、容易ではありません。

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      • Support ECDSA SSH public key

        It does not correspond to the ECDSA ssh key.
        Can you support the ECDSA ssh key in order to be more secure ?

        9 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 9 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the feedback. If folks could vote on this to help determine whether this is a common environment required for PHP development.

          • Provide a way to backup/download VM VHD

            As a user, I have setup my ubuntu VM from gallery. Configured it as per need. But now I would like to download copy of .VHD to save it as backup and also try changes locally first

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            • Show the assignment list of device path for data disks.

              We didn't find the assignment list of device path for data disks.
              We want to check this data more easily. For example, we can find the assignment list in the management portal.

              disk name A - \sdc\
              disk name B - \sdd\ etc...

              7 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Want to create Linux VM image easier

                Othere cloud services are much easier to creae image for Linux.
                Please upgrade waagent that we don't need to deprovision VM as following URL.

                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/capture-image

                5 votes
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                • Halt (shutting down) does not stop or delocate Linux virtual machine

                  When i issue Halt on an Ubuntu vm the machine turns off and does not work but the portal still shows it as running ? Is this the expected behavior even if the vm is non operational.

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Can we have a way to get the log file when VM failed to boot up ?

                    I found it is very difficult to find out what happen without a log file when vm fail to boot up.
                    I spend a lot of time only to figure out what I had changed since last time I make it boot up.

                    You can log the virtual console to a file that we can click a button to get it.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      This is great feedback. Let us dig into what this would entail to pull out these logs as part of our logging system.

                    • waagent - allow swap size as percentage

                      Please add a waagent setting to allow swap size on resource disk to be specified as percentage - either percentage of resource disk size or percentage of total physical memory .

                      Reason: It would enable a single custom image with swap settings specified that can be used on multiple VM sizes.

                      4 votes
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                      • Getting weird error while creating VM

                        When I try to provision an VM, the protal shows progress as 'provisioning'. But then I see some error on the notification bar at the bottom, "Windows Azure is currently performing an operation with x-ms-requestid xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on this deployment that requires exclusive access". It is EXTREMELY annoying. And apparently there is no solution to it except waiting for 3-8 hours.

                        4 votes
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                        • 4 votes
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                          • indicate through the cli/portal when a instance is actually reachable.

                            The cli json output only indicates when the provisioningState: "Succeeded" however there is no indication in the json or through "az vm list" when the instance is actually reachable (via ssh or RDP).

                            This is particularly important when you created an automation workflow dependent on when the instance is reachable. The reach-ability is quite variable dependent on whether it is a GPU instance (NC or NV) or one of the compute (F -series) instances.

                            3 votes
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                            • increase capacity linux system disk in VM DS to 127 GB storage premium as the VM windows

                              increase capacity linux system disk in VM DS to 127 GB storage premium as the VM Windows.
                              As it charges a P10 if the disc is 30GB

                              3 votes
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                              • Localization about descriptions of gallery images

                                Descriptions of gallery images are provided ONLY in English. Some of them include very important information for Azure users. ( ex. NOTE in the description for CentOS 6.6 image)

                                Please translate descriptions so that every user can read them more easily.

                                3 votes
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                                • Retrieve VM meatdata information from within the VM

                                  I am using Cassandra. Cassandra is a distributed DB (http://cassandra.apache.org/).

                                  Every record is replicated across a configurable number of nodes.
                                  To ensure HA the nodes holding the replicas are selected in different racks. In the Azure cloud the analogy of a different rack is a different Update Domain (for comparison in AWS the analogy is different Availability Zones).
                                  See more information here http://www.datastax.com/documentation/cassandra/2.0/cassandra/architecture/architectureDataDistributeReplication_c.html

                                  The nodes communicate with each other in p2p protocols and share the "rack" information among themselves. Every node is aware of the network topology of all the other nodes in the cluster including which rack…

                                  3 votes
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                                    planned  ·  Corey Sanders [MSFT] responded

                                    Thanks for the feedback. Improved reporting from within the VM is something we will look at improving.

                                  • Get performance log data by API, currentry displayed in portal

                                    performance log data ( CPU usage, network IO, disk IO ) API
                                    original data of graph displayed in portal ,

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Azure Fence agent

                                      Azure Fence agent - Need to reduce the failover time from 10 -15 Minutes to minimum

                                      If you do not want to invest in one additional virtual machine, you can also use the Azure Fence agent. The downside is that a failover can take between 10 to 15 minutes if a resource stop fails or the cluster nodes cannot communicate which each other anymore.

                                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/workloads/sap/high-availability-guide-suse-pacemaker

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Linux AAD Login User Creation

                                        When a user is assigned one of the 'Virtual Machine x Login' roles on VM Access Control (IAM) the user should be created on the Linux OS.

                                        OR

                                        Provide a way to create these non standard Linux users programmatically.

                                        Many services, like RStudio Server, can make use of the AAD PAM module however the user needs to have first SSH'd on to the Linux OS one time to create the local user mapping. This is not ideal to have several hundred users having to SSH first before being able to login on the application.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Should be able to copy snapshots between regions in Azure Portal

                                          You have a powershell script to do this documented here:

                                          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/scripts/virtual-machines-windows-powershell-sample-copy-snapshot-to-storage-account

                                          However, it would be much more convenient if you exposed this functionality via the Azure Portal.

                                          2 votes
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