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  1. API to retrieve a VM's dependent resources

    Given that I know my Virtual Machine's ResourceGuid, how can I find out the ResourceGuids of Storage, Network & Data Management components associated with that specific VM ?

    This is essential to identify the total cost of a specific VM from the downloaded usage statistics CSV file.

    Usage details has resource wise metrics with unique ResourceGuid and we need a way to find out the id's of resources associated with a particular VM.

    Name ResourceGuid
    Unit Consumed
    "Virtual Machines" "1b4d8861-8cbc-40c8-88f9-e1b78509c3be"
    "GB" 0.000158
    "Networking" "9995d93a-7d35-4d3f-9c69-7a7fea447ef4"
    "Hours" 11.100002
    "Data Management" "964c283a-83a3-4dd4-8baf-59511998fe8b"
    "10,000s" 6.8899
    "Storage" "0e9d0c9b-ab6d-4312-9c7e-3794e22af9c4"
    "GB" 0.436496

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  2. Display SQL IP details..

    SystemCenterAdvisor use to display all SQL server policies it evaluates irrespective of i register server or not. with current model we can't see any policies inside the SQL Intelligent Pack... is it possible to expose them?

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  3. CREATE TEST FRAMEWORK FOR IAAS TESTING

    There is no Test framework today to test the IAAS hosting. All the automation testing is difficult when handling multiple subscriptions.
    Microsoft should release a framework for this

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  4. Drop down selection CIDR (ADDRESS COUNT) selection -Virtial Network Configuration

    Configuring virtual networks in the current portal is easy and straight forward especially with the help of the CIDR (ADDRESS COUNT). This is no longer available in the PREVIEW portal and will be a great addition for individual users and small businesses who are not used to the CIDR application of IP addressing or non-networking professionals.

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  5. Pre-notify administrators about data-loss possibility or volatile SSD cache disk in Standard VMs

    When someone is using Standard D VMs, it has 50 ,100 , 200 GBs +++ of cache SSD attached with it which seems to be volatile in nature and there is a text file placed in that disk , pre-notification of this will notify users about possible data-loss and clear there confusion about cache disk and data disk .

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  6. The new portal does not allow to easely swap between VM setings. Example compare end point setings. The old portal was good on that.

    The new portal does not allow to easily swap between VM settings. Example compare end point settings. The old portal was good on that.

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  7. multiple VM create jobs

    When creating multiple VM's, it a waste of time waiting for the 1st vm to finish creating before starting to configure the next. Could you give us the option to save "VM create" jobs that can run sequentially. so for example I create 10 vm's all at once. In the background, the vm's get created sequentially?
    New site looks really cool. Thanks
    Adam

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  8. my idea

    your POS site doesnt create a VM, doesnt give any ******* errors...how can you run a site like this

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  9. I can't create a website

    It will not let me add a website...it says "url already taken" no matter what domain i put in

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  11. Unable to create or deploy VMs

    Unable to create or deploy VMs from the Marketplace. It keeps asking me to sign up for an Azure Subscription (which I already have). No such issues from "old" portal..

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  12. another way to copy VM image to another storage account

    the storage account has a limit with storage I/O (20000) ,so we can't create too many VMs in one storage accouht. but we found if we deploy the VM with custom image we can't find a easy way to copy a image with data disk. we can only copy all VHD to another storage account and create new image from OSdisk .then create a vm and attach datadisk, at last, we need to recapture new image.

    we think it should find a new way to copy the image instead of copy the VHD because the new VHD is just a…

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  13. Create VMs from own Images or Drives in New Portal

    How can i use own Images or Drives to Create a VM in the New Portal (Gallery)?

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  14. Virtual Machine does not show under the list of items that can be created when clicking '+'

    Virtual Machine shoukd show under the list of items that can be created when clicking '+' . Another user made you aware of it and you have stated that you have fixed it, but it still do not show up. If it is possible to create a virtual machine in the new portal it seem to be hidden.

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  15. There should be a way for DR on Servers hosted in Azure to Azure, so that we can make them up in minutes.

    There should be a way for DR on Servers hosted in Azure to Azure, so that we can make them up in minutes.

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  16. Can we add a SearchBlox Azure Image?

    We would like to add an Azure SearchBlox Server image for our customers to use. How do we do that?

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  18. Add update status/duration to alerts -- and then allow alert status to color the pinned tiles of items such as VM's or Websites

    This is a two part suggestion
    part 1: We should have alerts based on items like how long a VM has been running or how long it has been shutdown.

    Part 2: Have pinned titles that are normal or smaller have a color code based on alert status - green = healthy, red = alerts have triggers, grey = no alerts configured

    That way we can easily see in the preview portal if a VM or website that should have been up isn't, or if one that SHOULDN'T BE running is running longer than planned.

    (Note; it would also be…

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  19. Temlate for Managed Access ACL for Endpoints

    Templates for Managed Access ACL for Endpoints. Currently ACL is available but you need to go to each VM and for every port open to add the permit/denied exceptions. We want to be able to create Templates so that we could choose from a drop down list when managing ACL configuration.

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  20. Support entering a '0.0.0.0/0' subnet for endpoint ACLs

    This doesn't work for VM endpoints in the Azure Preview portal. :(

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