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  1. make installation media available (mount an .iso) for those of us that use Azure VMs

    Occasionally we need access to the source media to access scripts or files on our VMs. I recently ran into this issue while following this MSDN article ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn486787.aspx ) while setting up an ADFS farm. There is literally no way forward without the installation media.

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    Thanks! This is something we are considering as we add enhancements to auto-configuration. You may be able to do this using Azure Files, today.

  2. 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.

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  3. 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/).

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  4. 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

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  5. 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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  6. virtual machine list export to csv

    When we go to All resources we can see Export to CSV button on top menu so that all the resources can be downloaded easily.

    When we go to Virtual Machine there is no such functionality available.
    There are lots of scripting needs to be done to achieve this and also previously we use to be able to copy and paste it into excel and it used to copy all the columns which we've selected. But that too isn't working now.

    Can you please give us the functionality to export the VM details into CSV

    28 votes
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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  7. 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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  8. 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…

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  9. 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…

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  10. [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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  11. 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.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 26 votes
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  15. Public IP Mapping on Nested VM!

    We are working on Azure Public and checking nested VM for this we have created one instance "Standard E4s v3 (4 vcpus, 32 GB memory)". Hyper-V role has been installed successfully and also we have created 3 VMs successfully, now when we are setting networking for these created VM per MS KB "https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/user-guide/nested-virtualization" everything is working fine but our objective is still not getting solved with this.

    We wanted to MAP a public IP on these VMs but per KB NAT is only solving purpose if we need to run internet only on created VMs or forwarding working…

    25 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 24 votes
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  18. 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!!!!

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  19. 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…

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  20. resize VM without reboot

    Currently if you want to change the VM Size of Azure, VM is restarted. VM Resize shouldn't require downtime and it should be done in the backend. As CPU and RAM is still throttle when we use more resources then why can't we just remove the throttling limit and inform customer that VM is resized from A to D series when request is raised of resize?

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

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