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  1. auto-start in Azure

    We have auto start in dev test labs can this feature be added to azure for VMs

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  2. Change 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,…

    31 votes
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  3. vCloud / vRealize Automation compatibility

    We use VMware vCloud Automation Center / vRealize Automaton for our private cloud self-service portal. We want to allow our end users to deploy VM's to Azure but this is not out of the box functionality. I hope MS and VMware can work together on a connector endpoint to make this possible. It would really go a long way to make Azure usage skyrocket if other cloud management software could deploy to Azure services more easily.

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  4. Provide a way to run Mac Based remote build agents for Xamarin/ Multi-Device Hybrid Apps extension for Visual Studio

    Enable developers to run Mac Based iOS build agents such as Multi-Device Hybrid Apps extension for Visual Studio http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn771551.aspx I currently use Macincloud.com or my own Mac but would love to do this on Azure.

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  5. Increase IdleTimeoutInMinutes to 60 minutes

    We currently use multiple load balanced VM's using "InProc" session state. The maximum IdleTimeoutInMinutes is currently set at 30 minutes. We would like to see the IdleTimeoutInMinutes be increased to 60 minutes to allow for the session not to timeout.

    30 votes
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  6. Docker private registry offer on Azure

    It would be great to see an Azure offering for hosting/managing private Docker registries.

    Motivation: getting up and running with Docker on Azure in a fast and safe way (high availability, valid SSL certificate out of the box, etc.).

    Similar offers elsewhere: Container Registry (https://cloud.google.com/container-registry/), Amazon EC2 Container Registry (https://aws.amazon.com/ecr/).

    30 votes
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  7. Force a memory dump for Azure VMs

    I wish that force a memory dump method implement for Azure VMs; like "Debug-VM -InjectNonMaskableInterrupt". https://technet.microsoft.com/ja-jp/library/dn464280.aspx

    29 votes
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  8. Azure's status board availability

    The Microsoft Azure status board should live outside Azure's ecosystem just because when there is a problem with some Azure´s service, the Microsoft Azure status page may not be available for the same issue.

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  9. VS 2010 Guest VM Role: Runs VSw/AzureTools: Allows sandbox development via RDP.

    I'd like to deploy a special role that would provide me access to a endpoint I can connect to via Remote Desktop. When I login, I'd like a Virtual Visual Studio with Azure Tools, that has a XDrive (configured via configuration) so I can do all my Azure Development without ever having to install a thing. I'll pay monthly for the compute time I use developing, and the storage to keep my projects (via XDrive).

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  10. 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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  11. Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Needs a GUI for Monitoring and Management

    I have been researching the Microsoft Antimalware for Azure which is currently in preview. I think that the idea behind this product is fantastic. There was a real gap in the market for customers who want to run VMs on Microsoft Azure. So I am glad to see that Microsoft is offering a service which addresses the need to protect Azure VMs from viruses.

    Unfortunately, the current release of Microsoft Antimalware for Azure is extremely difficult to deploy, configure, and manage. The main reason for this is the lack of any UI for the administrator or end user. To do…

    28 votes
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  12. 27 votes
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  13. Provide Cheaper N-Series VMs Via Less RAM/CPU

    My specific situation with Azure necessitates high-bandwidth processing of many small tasks. As such, Azure's new GPU VMs (N-Series) sound great to my team, except we're not sure if we're paying for a Tesla M60 or for 56GB of RAM.

    The point of GPUs in Azure is providing direct access to CUDA, and splitting processing into 4096 cores instead of 6. As such, a 6-core CPU and 56GB of RAM is highly unnecessary for the tasks I wish to execute on an NV6.

    Microsoft, please provide other GPU instances that have the same amount of GPU power, but less RAM…

    27 votes
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  14. [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.


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      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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  15. Retrieve VM internalUUID from REST API

    Since http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/10/13/accessing-and-using-azure-vm-unique-id/ ther's now there's now an Azure-unique UUID but you need to log into VM to get it.

    It should be exposed in API (under RoleInstance entity?) so 3rd party integrations could identify uniquely VMs easily.

    We've also missed a way in API to search for a certain VM without having to look in every cloud service. This unique UUID could be useful.

    27 votes
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  16. add the ability to use preconfigure iso images like Amazon in VM role

    Give the ability in VM role to use a preconfigure iso image, like the one Amazon has available.It will make easier to use and work with the VM role

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  17. History of scheduled event

    For the maintenance that doesn't require a reboot, customers can know it only through Scheduled Events API.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/maintenance-and-updates?toc=/azure/virtual-machines/linux/toc.json&bc=/azure/virtual-machines/linux/breadcrumb/toc.json#maintenance-that-doesnt-require-a-reboot

    Several customer requests easier way to grasp the affected resources and that history (e.g. dashboard).

    26 votes
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  18. Allow Azure Resource Move for Virtual Machines with Managed Disks

    The idea is simple. Please allow Azure Resource Move for Virtual Machines with Managed Disks attached.

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  19. Growing number of "Microsoft Hyper-V Network Adapters"

    A VM is shut down and deallocated, a new network adapter will be used after it starts next time and the old network adapter is kept hidden.

    When network adapter count is over 145, customer may face some network issue.
    <https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/e206ea0a-9d61-4380-99a5-1543a12a7234/growing-numbers-of-microsoft-hyperv-network-adapters-cause-problems?forum=WAVirtualMachinesforWindows>

    I understand it is by design and we should delete hidden network adapter to resolve this issue.

    However, when we deallocate and start VM because we need to reduce costs using Autoscale or automation or other, this behavior is very big problem.

    I want to improve this behavior.

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  20. OpenBSD Virtual Machine

    I would love to see an OpenBSD virtual machine, we use OpenBSD along side windows and would be interested in moving our entire cloud services to you if there was an OpenBSD virtual machine

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