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  1. Templates in a location should get that regional time setting. Not the US. There are other time zones!

    Templates in a location (eg. Hong Kong) should get that regional time setting. Not the US. There are other time zones!

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

      Thanks, Aaron. You can pass into PowerShell and REST the timezone you want your VM deployed as. I think the feedback to do this via the portal is also good.

    • Virtual Machines Disks view must show disk size

      In Virtual Machines when you switch to Disks view, it’s very useful to show each disk size! I mean a new column with this important information.
      Please, this is a simple information, but helps a lot.

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      • Kazumi HIROSE

        Subscription japanese name.
        Subscription directory filter has Garbage chars.
        Please see attach file.

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        • Improve the way VHD files are visually associated with VMs in Management Portal

          Every Virtual Machine is associated to a VHD, but when we have multiple Virtual Machines in the same subscription, it becomes extremely difficult to identify the VHD linked to a particular Virtual Machine in the subscription.

          Personally, I will add more information on storage item to correctly and sharply inform the user. I will also set filters on the UI to list only VHD storage items already used by VM (stopped and/or running)

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          • Create a new patched instance and auto swap instead of bringing down single instance production deployments

            When running a single instance every so often the instance will go down for patching. The instance appears as "VM Stopped" for a period of time, then comes back.

            Rather than forcing downtime to a production role, why not spin up a patched version of the instance then swap it in for the unpatched instance, and delete the old one?

            MS documentation already points out the instances can be created and destroyed at any time, so we've already created our apps in a way that can handle such scenarios. Applying the patches this way will save the downtime (we've observed…

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              One complexity here is because these instances are persistent, creating a snapped copy might be tricky or impossible.

              Is this something that could be enabled with Auto-Scale?

            • Provide single VM instance RDS capability

              Standalone RDS (RemoteApp and VDI) is only available for Windows Server 2008 R2 and not for Windows Server 2012. Server 2012 requires active directory and also will not allow it to be installed on the same VM as RDS. Please provide the capability to run all services needed for RDS on a single Windows Server 2012 VM.

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              • specify which local ip to give to my vm when I create or attach it.

                Specify which local ip to give to my vm when I create or attach it. This way I can specify a series of dns servers and then actually have servers to apply those addresses to. This is also helpful when migrating servers since it will then maintain its addressing structure.

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                • implement a REST API call to be able to delete a virtual machine using its public/private ip

                  this will make the infrastructure one step closer to a real IaaS environment.

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                  • Add VM to DC from management API

                    Currently it is only possible to add only new VMs to DC either through management API or powershell.

                    For example there is a VM, which i want to join to DC running in the same VNET and in azure IaaS. There is no way we can do that either from API or Powershell, VM needs to be added to DC manually by specifying DNS IP in IPV4 config.

                    It is alway important to update existing machines that are running in work group to be added to DC and VNET without bringing them down.
                    Also it would be useful for managing…

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                    • Allow FQDN access between VM roles.

                      Currently I cant communicate between 2 VM roles using FQDN. I have to use ip address.

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                      • Goegraphical availability list

                        Can we have a comprehensive table of the Countries where RI VM's are not available yet?

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                        • Update Management - Scheduled Update monthly date ignored upon creation

                          Hi
                          upon creation of schedule for servers to be updated a specific date once a month is ignored if you do not change start day on top of UI. The server(s) will be updated on startday and time. Not as intended on the specific date the first time. You should remove start date, when selecting periodic updates. Alternative automatically change start date to the day the first updates should be applied according to schedule. I had servers rebooting yesterday because of this error and not at the 10th as scheduled.
                          Kind regards
                          Asger

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                          • Change the order of network interfaces for VMs

                            The idea is, that i can change the order of interfaces under a vm. The problem is a third party device like Checkpoint firewalls get the port order from azure. So, if i want to rearrange the order i have to detach all interfaces and afterwards i have to attach them in the right order. This is very time consuming.

                            Moreover, if i make a mistake at the beginning, i have to detach all network interfaces, which i did attach to rearrange the order.

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                            • 1: On an NSG the option to attach to NIC should allow multiple selections before saving, very slow for large deployments via templates

                              1: On an NSG the option to attach to NIC should allow multiple selections before saving, very slow for large deployments via templates
                              2: Same goes for adding a storage account and VMs as data sources to OMS, for the storage account it is so crazy slow to add one event provider at a time then come back, search again for the same storage account and then select a different provider like IIS logs or event logs
                              Same for VMs you cannot select multiple VNs to connect to OMS at the same time.

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                              • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection extension

                                Please have an extension for Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Linux VM's so that Linux VM's could be onboarded to an ATP workspace directly from the Azure portal?

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                                • Hotspot chart for customer cores/VMs allocation by region

                                  Compute, Capacity availability: The allocation hotspot chart should show the availability of the customers cores/VMs by a particular region.

                                  Score - Capacity available measured from 0-10.
                                  0 being lots of capacity /availability of cores in a Subscription.
                                  10 full capacity / availability saturation of cores in a Subscription.
                                  **Allocated Cores could calculate how many VMS you can request and break it down by VM size. Example; A1=151, DSV12-V2=36 etc.

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                                  • Default size of data disk

                                    When creating a new data disk for a VM it would be nice if the default size was not 1023Gb. At this moment the disk are Managed by default, which will result in billing allocated disk space and not billing disk space used. A default of 31Gb would be nice.

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                                    • Enable autoscaling of VMSS's via CLI

                                      Currently it seems only to be possible to enable & configure autoscaling via Portal, Powershell or ARM, CLI appears to me missing even though the documentation suggests this is possible?

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