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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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    1. Enable start/stop of Azure Bastion, to reduce cost when not in use

      I have a VM that I use in infrequent bursts, so I start it, use it, then shut it down same-day. Then I may not use it again for a few days.

      I would like to use Azure Bastion to access the VM, but I don't want to have to leave Bastion deployed and running 7x24 when my VM isn't 7x24.

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    2. allow Bastion used in VWAN spoke Vnets

      For spokes VNETs of VWAN, currently, bastion is not supported like this:
      Bastion (Spoke 1) -> Hub -> VM (Spoke 2).

      customer's voice:

      Support for Bastion via a peered vnet connected to our VWAN hubs would literally remove the need for jump boxes in our Azure environment. Given the push for customers to move to Azure VWAN if this capability is not present it really should be high on the priority list as it improves our environment security and governance while reducing complexity and costs.

      19 votes
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    3. Azure bastion support connecting to VMs in other vnets peered to a vHub

      It would be great if we could use a single Azure bastion to connect to VMs in other vnets when peerings are done on a virtual hub.

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    4. CaPsLOcK issue when you RDP from a Bastion server

      You connect to your Bastion server, then you RDP to another server and that's where the issue starts. When you type anywhere with CAPSLOCK ON, you lose the upper case, which looks similar to this: I lOSt MY CApSLOcK. Same applies when you use SHIFT with special characters eg.: £3££££3£££££33. I logged the ticket with Support but apparently there's no fix for it yet. Please look into it. Thank you.

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    5. Be able to Stop Azure Bastion

      I love azure bastion but wow if you don't delete it the cost goes up and up. There has to be a way to stop it when not using it so I don't have a a massive bill for a VM 1 turn on once a week because bastion runs it up $200

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    6. Support HPDI screens/desktop scaling

      Great service, though accessing Windows Server machines (at least, not tried others) from a high-DPI screen, i.e. any laptop or a 1440p+ monitor results in a blurry view of the VM.

      Could desktop scaling be supported please like it is on normal RDP clients?

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    7. Bastion supporting fqdn connection

      Hello,

      We trying to connect to a Windows Server VM using Azure Bastion with an account member of Protected Users group.
      This connection failed and I can see in my AD eventlog an error because connection used NTLM (and NTLM is forbidden by Protected Users AD group).

      Apparently, Azure Bastion used target IPs and by the way, authentication is downgrades to NTLM.

      To avoid this issue and to improve global security using both Protected Users and Azure Bastion, it should used FQDN of the target instead of target's IP.

      16 votes
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    8. Bastion - Wrong login credentails entered and we get Azure security login alert

      Whenever we enter wrong credentials it keeps on trying every 15 sec until we close the window we get Azure security alerts which should be disabled else we need to ignore alert every time.

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    9. Bastion - Cannot copy files outside the VM or One VM to another VM

      Copy files inside VM is working, But outside one VM to another is not allowing as it makes very hard for administrators to work. Kindly enable this feature

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    10. Option to disable automatic logging in with supplied credentials

      An option to control whether BASTION will automatically log you back into your desktop with supplied credentials (by resizing your browser window). The default behaviour is to allow this but it has been identified as a low risk in our *********** testing. The ability to control whether this behaviour should be enabled / disabled would be helpful.

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    11. 4 votes
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    12. Changable terminal buffer size of Azure Bastion

      Currently it only shows latest 1000 lines of commands.
      Although I can confirm the terminal logs afterwards, it might be nice if I can just scroll upward to confirm older logs when I run a huge batch in real time.

      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/153671/terminal-buffer-size-of-azure-bastion.html

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    13. Azure bastion errors display resource IDs

      When failing to connect to bastion, the error messages that pop up don't display error messages, but instead display resource strings.

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    14. Azure bastion connection does not support host names

      The connect option on an azure bastion resource asks for a host name, but doens't actually resolve host names (only IP addresses). The text should either be changed to ip addresses, or the functionality should be changed to support host names.

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    15. Support connection from Bastion to VM's within AKS nodes

      Right now, because of some technical limitation, it is not possible to connect to a VM within AKS Node using Bastion.

      It would be great if this is supported so that we don't have to use jumpbox to bypass this issue.

      15 votes
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    16. Allow Network Interface and IP Configuration Selection through Azure Bastion

      For Azure VMs that have multiple network adapters (i.e. NVAs), could you please give us the ability to select the network interface and the IP configuration (in case of multiple IPs on a single interface) when connecting to these VMs using Bastion.

      We see this as a significant gap that could limit us from using Bastion.

      3 votes
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    17. Bastion Duration Alerts

      We would like the ability to create alerts for any Bastion connections that are active after a specified duration.

      6 votes
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    18. Bastion connection retries - limit

      Once a new instance of bastion session is initiated in a new window/tab, if the connection fails for any reason, a retry mechanism is applied (which is good), but the retries can be limited to avoid too many failures on the connection. default retry time is 15 seconds which would be 240 retries in an hour if the window/tab left open.
      Option to limit the no of retries before closing the connection.
      Option to increase the retry time out

      21 votes
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    19. Remove "Use Bastion" speed-bump page

      Before ~3 weeks ago I would select Connect -> Bastion and it would take me to the screen to provide my username, ssh key, and ssh passphrase to login with Bastion.

      Now selecting Connect->Bastion takes me to another page where I then have to click a "Use Bastion" button to get to the actual login page. This is completely unnecessary, immensely annoying, and a waste of my time.

      Please remove this page entirely. I'm assuming it was added because someone selected Bastion not knowing what it was and didn't know what they had gotten themselves into. You could put a…

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    20. Bastion shareable links

      Make bastion shareable links accessible publicly.
      On https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/virtualnetwork/putbastionshareablelink/putbastionshareablelink It does not specify that this is still in preview yet support has informed me this feature is still in preview. Because when I try to use it it just says my subscription does not have access to Microsoft.Network/bastionShareableLink when enabling this feature using Azure CLI it just ends up in a state of pending forever.

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