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. More frequent NSG Flow log rollover, and consumption into Traffic Analysis

      It would be useful to have NSG flow logs consumed by Traffic Analysis more frequently than every hour (ever minute would be great!).

      Currently the delay is too long to be useful for real-time troubleshooting, and useful only for analysis retrospectively.

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      started  ·  1 comment  ·  Network Watcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    2. Fix Virtual Network Gateway IKEv2 Security Logging

      Ok, so logging access to enterprise networks is a basic security control which we shouldn't be asking for in year 2018.

      If we deploy P2S/Virtual Network Gateway w/IKEv2/certificate authentication in its current state, we open our networks to the internet and have no idea who logs into it and from where. There are basically NO events logged for an authenticated user. In addition, the "Connection Count" doesn't increment. So If I have 100 users connect via IKEv2, Connection Count still shows 0.

      THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT SECURITY HOLE.

      Microsoft - this product shouldn't have been released, not in its current…

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      2 comments  ·  VPN Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    3. improve application gateway rule description documentation

      When you will improve the documentation to include better descriptions at the rules? Having a rule with a description Rule 981312 doesn't help to know what it does! Enabling all rules have a huge impact on WAF performance and we need to know what exactly each rule does in order to fine tune it.

      3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    4. Please give feature SSL certificate setup in Azure Load balancer and/or static public IP in application Gateway instead dynamic IP.

      Please give feature SSL certificate setup in Azure Load balancer and/or static public IP in application Gateway instead dynamic IP.

      41 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    5. Point-to-site VPN authentication support for Azure AD

      Instead of only requiring on a certificate for authentication in Azure VPN Point-to-site solutions, it would be nice if the Azure networking team would consider adding support for username (UPN) and password that is authenticated against either Azure AD or ADFS.

      281 votes
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      11 comments  ·  VPN Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    6. Add more metrics to better analyse capacity, firewall violations, etc

      Analysis via Log Analytics is useful, but it'd be nice to have some predefined reports or "blades" in Azure Portal to analyse events, throughput, capacity/utilization.

      18 votes
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      started  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    7. traffic manager api

      I would like an API call that can be made to get the list of traffic manager IP addresses. (this list https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/traffic-manager/traffic-manager-faqs#what-are-the-ip-addresses-from-which-the-health-checks-originate.)

      That way we can automate the checking of this list and alert if it is amended, and also automate updating our azure services. Just having a website to check is too manual.

      4 votes
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      started  ·  0 comments  ·  DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    8. Provide API to access CDN Supplemental Management Portal

      API is needed to add new rules (e.g. Country Filtering, Token Auth, etc.) for newly added content.

      Use case: User adds new video content in CMS where he is able to block this video in some regions.

      60 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Content Delivery Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      started  ·  Anton Kucer [MSFT] responded

      Work has started on both moving capabilities that are only available in the CDN Supplemental Portal (e.g. rules engine) into the Azure Portal and also providing API’s to support all of these features. This work will be done in multiple phases over the next several months.

    9. Monitoring of ExpressRoute

      I want to be alerted, when my metered ExpressRoute is reaching a certain limit (that it is cheaper for me to go with unlimited model).
      Overall no monitoring supported to verify if peering is up, how much inbound and outbound traffic is going through the ExpressRoute/Virtual Network Gateway.
      The ExpressRoute is critical and therefore its state needs to be monitored.

      77 votes
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      started  ·  7 comments  ·  ExpressRoute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    10. Support URL rewriting with Application Gateway

      PathBasedRouting is nice, but not super great without the ability to rewrite paths. I am trying to front a Service Fabric cluster, where multiple HTTP services live on http://+:80, at different path prefixes. Would be nice to use Application Gateway to direct https://api.company.com to http://cluster/api, and https://www.company.com to http://cluster/www

      1,231 votes
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      49 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    11. Insight in Azure application gateway performance

      Currently there is no way to view usage statistics of the Azure application gateway. Information I would like to see:


      • Per hour performance statistics (e.g. nr of connections, bandwith, CPU usage, etc.)

      • Advice on number of required instances based on metrics from last few days with recommendations to increase or decrease the number of instances

      Regards,

      Jan-Willem

      182 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    12. Allow ACL on Application Gateway for IP filtering via X-FORWARDED-FOR header

      We have requirements from customers to restrict access via their company subnets. It would be very nice if the App Gateway supported not only the SSL offload but the ability to apply ACLs to allow or deny access via a defined network range using X-FORWARDED-FOR headers.

      118 votes
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      started  ·  12 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    13. Enable Multiple IP addresses for Azure Application Gateway

      Azure Application Gateway is a nice Service for Load Balancing Layer 7 HTTP and HTTPS traffic. Today, we can only attribute one IP address (Public or Private) to the Application Gateway Deployment. It is fundamental that a Load Balancer can support multiple IP addresses to provide flexibility (Based on many customers feedback)

      340 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Support for both public and private IP at the same time is available on both V1 and V2 SKU. Customers can host multiple sites behind the same IP and port using multi-site listener today.

      Support for allowing same port on both public and private IP is in the roadmap.

    14. Azure Secure DNS for protection against malware and other unwanted content

      Create a Secure DNS service that can be used by Enterprise DNS servers and report and block suspect activity from clients. The solution should be based in Microsoft Azure, but should also be integrated with either Microsoft OMS og Windows ATP service.

      All log files collected from Enterprise DNS servers should be forwarded to the Azure Secure DNS service (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/teamdhcp/2015/11/23/network-forensics-with-windows-dns-analytical-logging/)

      Examples:
      http://www.computerworld.com/article/2872700/6-dns-services-protect-against-malware-and-other-unwanted-content.html

      16 votes
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      1 comment  ·  DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    15. Setting a probe port other than a service port in Application Gateway.

      Currently, Probing port in Application Gateway is the same with a service port.
      For example, if it configures HTTP(80) port as backend port, Probing port would be HTTP(80) port.

      In some application, it could not response correctly to HTTP/HTTPS probing by service port.
      So it is better for us to set a probe port other than a service port like a probe port is 80 and service port is 8080.

      17 votes
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      started  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    16. 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.

      47 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    17. Add more endpoints outside of EU

      https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cdn-pop-locations/
      Open CDN map- and you will find that for MOST geographical regions- CDN is irrelevant. For exUSSR region closest CDN is in Poland but latency just on a few millisecond less than directly from WE region. For MEA region- the same...

      16 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Content Delivery Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      started  ·  Anton Kucer [MSFT] responded

      Work is ongoing to provide POPs in additional Geographical regions. In November POP’s were added in India and South America. Additional POP’s in South America and in Oman will be added in the next few months. We also announced last year a partnership with Akamai which will allow us later this year to provide access to the entire Akamai network. Akamai has POP’s in over 110 countries. The following link from Akamai will help us see the level of coverage that they have today: http://wwwnui.akamai.com/gnet/globe/index.html

    18. Make all services available with IPv6 addresses.

      IPv4 addresses are running out and Azure has had a lot of problems with this, resolved by buying IPv4 address pools at a significant cost.
      Some users and cloud deployments only require connectivity with on premises networks (either IPv4 or IPv6, not both).
      Make IPv6 available for all services and allow the option of choosing what type of addresses are required (IPv4+IPv6 or IPv6 only).
      Also, consider:
      ● Giving each cloud service a /60 (or bigger) instead of a /64;
      ● Making IPv6 addresses static, since pool depletion is no longer an issue.

      73 votes
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      1 comment  ·  IPv6  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    19. Please add port-mirroring to Azure to enable DLP and logging applications

      We would like a virtual span port or port-mirroring ability

      378 votes
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      13 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    20. Provide a rest api to access the list of Azure IP Addresses

      Please provide an api that will us to gather the full list of azure ip addresses, the ones added in the last week, and the ones deleted in the last week. This would be used to automate the weekly changes we need to make to accommodate these changes.

      44 votes
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