Networking

The Networking forum covers all aspects of Networking in Azure, including endpoints, load-balancing, network security, DNS, Traffic Manager, virtual networks, and external connectivity.

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  • If you have any feedback on any aspect of Azure relating to Networking, we’d love to hear it.

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    1. Ability to move a NIC from one VNET to another.

      Could we get the ability to detach a NIC from it's current VNET and reattach it to a different VNET? In my case, I accidentally created a new VNET instead of attaching it to a pre-existing one, and it would be more convenient to move it over instead of recreating the NIC.

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      2 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    2. Network Security Group Rules Export button to CSV in portal

      I would like to have a button in the Portal on the NSG blade to Export all inbound and outbound rules to CSV.

      48 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      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

    3. Azure Internal Endpoints to Vnet

      Please provide Azure Services with an Internal Endpoint (a least Azure Storage and Azure Backup) to build up machines without Internet Connection.

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    4. Multi Tenant, Service Endpoint, vNet Peering, Subnet Whitlisting

      We have had a use case that could not be implemented due to the functionality not being available, We have a Multi-Tenant Alliance of Companies that require interoperability in regards to network access,

      Use Case:
      Tenant 1 :-
      Subscription,
      CosmosDB with Vnet with CosmosDB Service Endpoint

      Tenant 2 :-
      Subscription,
      VPN vNet with CosmosDB Service Endpoint

      We have managed to get both virtual network Globally vNet Peered via resourceID, however, cannot get the external tenant vnet subnet whitelisted within the cosmosdb due to it not being implemented yet.

      Confirmed with MS support to raise a Azure Network Improvement

      47 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      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

    5. vnet peering too expensive

      Best practices are to create a subscription for ExpressRoute and then peer VNets for different subscriptions. This doubles the cost of traffic to and from Azure making it a non start for most. It is understandable to have costs between regions, but for networking that would be no cost if in the same subscription, why is there then a cost for my networks in my two subscriptions in the same region? These cost make it impossible to follow best practices for security, design, partner management, etc.

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    6. Add a system route for KMS

      Could you please add a system route to the KMS server. (kms.core.windows.net / 23.102.135.246)
      When using forced-tunneling, we must set an UDR to the KMS manually.

      38 votes
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    7. Cross-subscription VNet (Shared VNet)

      A virtual network that spans subscriptions. Multiple different subscriptions can deploy to the same virtual network in a region.

      If you are interested in this feature, please up-vote and add details about your company/scenario.

      We appreciate the feedback.

      - VNet Team [MSFT]

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      need-feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    8. subnet expansion

      It would be nice if you could expand a subnet without having to remove all of the cloud services and VMs from the subnet. In our case we will have to destroy all of our subnets to expand one subnet. This is very inconvenient (yes we opened a support ticket).

      Additionally, make the tool available that the internal Microsoft support people use that creates a nice table of the various components of the subscription (I don't need to know datacenter, node, cluster). I've only seen snippets of the tables, but they are better than what I am getting from either…

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    9. Integrating App service on the exsiting VNET that already has static (or dynamic) IP.

      I want to integrating App service on the exsiting VNET that already has static (or dynamic) IP.

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      triaged  ·  1 comment  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    10. Add Service Tags to Route Tables/UDR

      Include the ability to add Service Tags to UDRs. We have experienced that while many times services require NSGs to be open for a Service, many users have a default route in the Route Tables to push traffic through network virtual appliances. To circumvent having to put an entire datacenter range IP on UDRs to get services to work, there should be Service Tags in the UDR destination field in order to be able to add specific services the ability to talk to VNET-joined services. A good example of this is API Management. While the team does not support a…

      25 votes
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    11. Enable a VM to move between cloud service and VMNet AFTER VM creation

      At present, if you create a VM and THEN want to put it into a vmnet, you must destroy the VM then recreate it (keeping the same disk). This is quite wasteful and slow. Please provide the feature to 'move' a vm between a cloud service and a vmnet with minimal downtime.

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    12. Disable BGP Route Propagation for Peered VNETs

      Currently, the BGP Route Propagation for Peered VNETs only affects Routes learned from the Gateway Subnet. For Customer scenarios where all straffic should be forwarded over NVAs, i twould be good if a option to disable propagation from Peered VNETs will be available. Otherwise, multiple static routes are required.

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      triaged  ·  5 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    13. wants to make my custom service tags for network security group

      Is it possible to create and add our own service tag mapping to multiple ip address ranges? These days, we need to have our own service tag for outside cloud vendor's service such as payment or customer review.

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    14. Custom Network Security Group service tags

      Currently service tags for NSG are assigned by Azure. It would be nice if we can tag several subnets and then use that tag in the NSG.

      For example, I have 5 subnets used for DMZ. I can tag them as "DMZ". Now in my LAN subnet, I can deny inbound from service tag DMZ. Rather than having to create multiple rules for each subnet.

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    15. allow a user defined route (UDR) to catch smaller routes in one user defined route.

      In a hub / spoke model in which many spokes are created with smaller ip spaces with multiple subnet(s) that need to forward traffic to the hub in exact the same way independent of the spoke, you would have to create specific return udr's to match the size of the subnet else the rule won't work in the hub. (and a 0.0.0.0/0 and a 10.0.0.0/8 wouldn't work / do)

      It would be nice if you could set a flag on a UDR for instance to act as a catch al for multiple spokes. so if I had for instance a…

      21 votes
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    17. Enable Jumbo Frames with Accelerated Network

      Accelerated Network still has MTU = 1500, which creates too much overhead at 30 Gb/s speed. Would be helpful to have it at 9000 by default or at least configurable.

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    18. Ability to limit access only to the specific storage account

      VNet Service Endpoint achieves secure access to storage from virtual network, but there is still a risk that someone might leak our sensitive data to his/her own storage account.
      To make sure our data is stored in our storage account, we really need the ability to limit access to the specific approved storage account.

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    19. time protocol

      Network Time - Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588 std) support

      Azure should provide a know reference service for a network time protocol such as NTP or preferably for the IEEE 1588 standard Precision Time Protocol, or provide this as an option with the Blockchain service.

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      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    20. Enable "vNet peering" as UDR next hop

      Enable "vNet peering" as UDR next hop. Currently if you have a large range, a /16 for example, set in a UDR with a next hop of an NVA it is not possible to override or point a single subnet, for example a /24, in the /16 at the vNet Peering. This would be useful to bypass an NVA for certain subnets or IPs.

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