Virtual Machines

How can we improve Azure Virtual Machines?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. 26 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      25 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        25 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enalbe SQL Server Edition Upgrade when paying by the minute in Azure VM

          When SQL Server is purchased as part of an Azure VM and a subscription is setup to pay for SQL Server & the VM by the minute, it is not possible to upgrade the SQL Server Edition. The entire VM must be rebuilt which, while possible, can be very time consuming.

          Request is to allow SQL Server edition upgrades within Azure VMs when paying by the minute for service. For example, a VM may be initially built with SQL Server Standard edition. This is my situation. I now have the need to use an enterprise edition feature (data driven SSRS…

          25 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            5 comments  ·  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。

            25 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              0 comments  ·  Linux  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              25 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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

                25 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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…

                  25 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for Sticky IP Load Balancing

                    Many applications still use non-persisted session-cookies to track user sessions -- default behavior in most web application servers. So it is not possible to use DNS round-robin load balancing without changing the application session management logic. This makes it more difficult to migrate to Azure.

                    Can you enable sticky IP load balancing for Azure VMs? You may get more application migrate to a azure without much re-engineering effort.

                    25 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Set Locale on creating VM

                      Most people in the world do not use en-US as their locale which means the passwords they create on their own machine do not function as expected when on the VM as the VM interprets the keyboard layout into en-US. Even en-GB has problems where the @ is created using a different shift-key combination.

                      24 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable Rename of a Computer / Virtual Machine

                        Currently, I can Rename my Virtual Machine from inside the VM itself, but I need to be able to Rename it from the Azure Dashboard! Currently, the only way to Rename a Virtual Machine at the Azure Dashboard level is to Delete it and Recreate it! That's NO GOOD!!!

                        23 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • [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.

                          - Japanese
                          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
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • longer name length limit > 15

                              15 length limitation is too short.
                              We need more!

                              20 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • safemode for azure VM

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

                                20 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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,…

                                  20 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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!!!!

                                    20 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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&quot; 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…

                                      19 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • multiple custom script extension on azure vms

                                        allow multiple custom script extension on azure vms

                                        18 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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…

                                          18 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Virtual Machines

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base