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  1. multiple custom script extension on azure vms

    allow multiple custom script extension on azure vms

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  2. safemode for azure VM

    How do boot my Azure VM in safemode? i can see VM's can connect only using RDP sessions.

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  3. [REQUEST] Alert service admin and co-admins in case of VM reboot caused by Azure platform issue.

    I have experienced VM reboot caused by host node issue several times. VM sometimes couldn’t startup successfully after reboot. Now, there is no way to know such kind of VM reboot immediately and I can’t do anything until I realize the issue by myself. Please alert service admin and co-admins in case of VM reboot caused by Azure Platform Issue.

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    Host OS の問題により仮想マシンが再起動したことが何度かあります。なかには、再起動後に仮想マシンが正常に起動しなかったこともございます。現在は、Host OS の問題により仮想マシンが再起動された際に、それを迅速に知る手段がないため、自分自身で問題に気づくまで対処ができません。 Azure プラットフォームの問題により仮想マシンを再起動する際には、サービス管理者ならびに共同管理者に通知してください。

    22 votes
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  4. Dynamics CRM images on Azure

    The Sharepoint Farm deployment on Azure is a great capability. Having a similar capability for Dynamics CRM (on-premises) is going to be a huge win. There is already the Dynamics CRM online offering, however this doesn't satisfy most of the use case scenarios and having the one click CRM instance deployment capability would be a huge leap

    22 votes
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  5. Stopped vs Stopped (deallocated)

    Today VMs can be in a stopped or stopped(deallocated) state. This is an important distinction for billing purposes as the stopped state continues to bill for resources and stopped (deallocated) does not. Needless to say this is confusing because the portal (old version) has a "Shutdown" command that puts the VM in the Stopped(deallocated) state but if you "shutdown" from within the VM it is just in a Stopped state.

    PLEASE MAKE THIS DISTINCTION MORE CLEAR!! :-)

    The new portal for managing VM only shows my stopped (deallocated) VMS as just Stopped. This is totally confusing.

    Thanks!!!!

    22 votes
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  6. Chnage the default Azure temporary disk letter

    Each Azure virtual machine comes by default with a Free and temporary drive, that is mounted in 'D:'
    We all whish that Microsoft gives us the possibility to choose the letter of this temporary drive before deploying the VM.
    Why ? Becasue the D: drive is the most used letter for data disks. This is a huge issue when migrating workloads from on-prem to Azure, and this is a real limitation.
    I know there is a workaround to change the letter, but in case of unplanned fail over or host change, the temporary drive will be assigned the 'D:' drive,…

    21 votes
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  7. Provide the ability to monitor and alert on VM disk IOPS

    Currently, it is not possible to monitor, audit, or alert on IOPS on a per-disk basis. Whilst this is possible at the Storage Account level, that doesn't help when individual disks/VMs are getting throttled on the 500 IOPS limit.

    I would like to be able to monitor IOPS on a per-disk basis, making it possible to proactively alert and manage, as well as retrospectively identify, instances where an individual disk was throttled as its IOPS were over the 500 limit (for standard storage).

    20 votes
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  8. Ensure Virtual Machine GenerationID does not change over a Shut Down and Start pair of operations

    Microsoft invented the VM GenerationID as a means of determining when an important VM transition event has occured. As per Microsoft's paper on the subject, the GenerationID of a guest should not change on restart or migrate operations. This works fine directly on Hyper-V, but an Azure managed VM will see a GenerationID change when the VM is Shut Down then Started (as two separate operations, a single 'Restart' operation does not change the GenerationID). Incidentally, the virtual SMBIOS UUID also changes during this operation, which is wrong too (SMBIOS UUID should change only on a clone operation).
    I imagine…

    20 votes
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  9. Support for Generation 2 VMs with VHDX

    A Support for Hyper-V Gen 2 VMs would be great.

    19 votes
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  10. The Azure VM internal DNS domain names are too long.

    The Azure VM internal DNS domain names are too long.

    Azure IaaS VM's created using the Preview Portal using the
    "Resource Manager" deployment model generate DNS domain names
    that are too long, for example:

    03v3fn0ewrau5aiydhfewgpjza.cx.internal.cloudapp.net

    Since the FQDN max length, in Linux at least is 64 chars, that
    leaves only 12 chars for the "Computer Name". There are no
    warnings or protections on creating a VM with a length longer
    than 12, so when the host comes up, and DHCP sets the hostname
    based on the "Computer Name" it finds that it has an illegal
    FQDN length.

    It seems that…

    19 votes
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  11. Make Solaris, OpenSolaris and SmartOS VMs available

    Pretty please, allocate some resources to make Oracle Solaris and smartOS by Joyent (the Node.js guys) VMs available in Azure. This is a one time gig for y'all and lifetime ease-of-use for your consumers!!

    I am familiar that we can build our own system, but last time I checked, Hyper-V has issues with SmartOS in networking (legacy switch) area. A blog by Azure/MSOpenTech to configure Solaris and SmartOS in Azure and local/private Hyper-V would be really really helpful.

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    19 votes
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  12. total and regional and vCPU

    The total regional vCPUs should be increased similar way as for each individual SKUs via the Usage + quotas page.
    As total regional VCPUs is not the sum of each individual quotas, its increase is a separate request.

    18 votes
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  13. rename objects (affinity group, service bus, etc)

    I hate how some types of objects can't be renamed.

    Please let me rename things like Affinity Groups.

    18 votes
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  14. Make it possible to download a compressed (zip?) vhd instead of the full vhd

    Make it possible to download a compressed (zip?) vhd instead of the full vhd. Now I have to download the whole vhd and not just the bits that are actually used.

    18 votes
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    We are thinking of enabling an easy way to download a dynamic VHD to reduce the download size, if that helps? Unfortunately, I don’t think VHD files compress that well.

  15. 17 votes
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  16. ARM Portal: creating VMS using your own images or disks

    In classic portal I can create VMs using an image that I created by a snapshot. In the new portal there is no such option. The only way is to switch back to the classic portal or using powershell.
    When deploying a virtual machine there is no option choosing your harddrives or your own images.

    17 votes
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  17. virtual machine (VM) - simple - snapshot/image

    One of the best features about running a virtual machine is the ability to snapshot/image a running VM so that you can revert back to it in case of a misconfiguration or other issue that would be difficult to recover from.

    This is also a great non-intrusive way to backup machines without pegging CPU cycles (driving up cloud hosting costs).

    I was able to do this with VMs running in Rackspace cloud and I believe other cloud hosting providers allow it. Why not Azure? It would be very important.

    17 votes
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  18. Install os on vm from file.iso

    Definitely want to see this as the current procedure to create and upload VM's is not easy or user friendly.

    Compared to the rest of the Azure platform this is a big let down. If you look at vCloud for instance the ability to upload an ISO or an OVA/F to build VM's makes my life as an admin much easier.

    Please implement some form of ISO/OVA/OVF

    16 votes
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  19. Clone complete Resource Group

    For DEV/TEST/PROD environments, it would be great to have a the possibility to clone all resources within a resource group to a new one. (Public IP's and other unique resources will be an issue), but as far as the VM's are cloned, it would save A LOT of time!

    16 votes
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  20. Provide Apache Camel components for your queue product and others

    The Apache Camel framework is a popular and great product. Briefly, its purpose is to move enterprise messages across heterogenous protocols. Some people like me wish to move messages to and from many Azure services using Apache Camel.

    As an example your competitor Amazon AWS already has these components. You can take inspiration from AWS.! See this link

    http://camel.apache.org/components.html

    17 votes
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