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  1. 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.

    29 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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).

    28 votes
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  6. 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…

    28 votes
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  7. Create an option to change a VM's availability set or availability zone in order to add it to a load balancer instead of having to delete it

    It would be nice if there was an option to change a VM's availability set or availability zone in order to add it to a load balancer instead of having to delete it and recreate it in the availability zone. A feature to just reconfigure without deletion would save a lot of time and headaches.

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  9. Offer granular RBAC for virtualMachine serial console access

    As confirmed via Support Case 119052326000457 there is one, and only one method, to grant access to a VM's serial console, which is to obtain the Virtual Machine Contributor role which may be a lot more privileged than an individual may need to do their job.

    Within our organization it is important to follow the principles of least privilege wherever feasible. As such we want to be able to grant a support team access to a VM's serial console without that same team being able to make IaaS config changes to the VM (shutdown, reconfigure, etc.). This would help prevent…

    26 votes
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  10. It would be great to have the possibility to choose SQL engine collation in Azure MarketPlace SQL VM images

    It would be great to have the possibility to choose SQL engine collation in Azure MarketPlace SQL VM images

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  11. 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.

    26 votes
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  12. 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.

    26 votes
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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. 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…

    26 votes
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  15. The virtual machines of the B series do not inform about the bandwidth. All series report about bandwidth except type B machines. Accordin

    The virtual machines of the B series do not inform about the bandwidth.

    All series report about bandwidth except type B machines.

    According to Microsoft they do not inform because it is a variant connection, but at least they should indicate the minimum and maximum.

    As in all series in the NIC part, the bandwidth must also appear.

    25 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 list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

  16. 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…

    25 votes
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  17. Effective route tables for VMSS

    As confirmed by PG in Support case 119091125000146 there is no way to query the effective route table for a VMSS instance, thus leaving 100% VMSS based infrastructures completely blind.

    23 votes
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  18. 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!

    23 votes
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  19. 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

    22 votes
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  20. [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。

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