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. Allow us to access bastion via Peers/VPN

      Allow us to deploy Bastion Service to a central vnet and consume it over Peering or vNet to vNet VPNs. Lot's businesses are setting up Hub/Spoke models in Azure for Network segmentation and having to deploy a Bastion Service to each is cost prohibitive.

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      1 comment  ·  Bastion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    2. 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.

      22 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    3. Bastion supporting vnet peering for Hub & Spoke design

      Please allow us to deploy Bastion in Hub & Spoke vnet design. It makes sense to deploy Bastion in Hub vnet only. Than we can access VMs in spoke vnets from Bastion. Hub & Spoke design is Azure recommended Reference architecture, make sense to support it.

      329 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Bastion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    4. Load Balancer and Public IP SKU.

      There must be an option of Upgrading Public IP SKU from Basic to Standard without losing Static PIP as it is a creating a big road block when we do any planning like moving existing PIP behind any NVA Standard Load balancer.
      If any existing Production Server are already running on Basic PIP then it is very tough to make any decisions to upgrade SKU or move it behind any Standard ELB.

      Need suggestion here how and till what time we can overcome here.

      771 votes
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      34 comments  ·  Load Balancer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    5. Add the option of outbound rule on Azure portal

      When we want to set the outbound rule for Azure load balancer, there are just two methods to configure that : One is Resource Explore; Another is Azure CLI. The configuration methods recorded in below document:
      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-outbound-rules-overview
      But neither good enough for deployment . Please kindly add this function on portal.

      10 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Load Balancer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    6. Add a feature that gives you an static IP regardless of what server you attach to it.

      Add a feature that gives you an static IP regardless of what server you attach to it. That wat, if you have to migrate your server you keep your IP Address.

      3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IP addresses  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    7. Confirguration of caching rules in Front Door

      Allow configuration of content caching rules similar to how Azure CDN (Akamai) and Azure CDN (Verizon). This will allow better support of leveraging Front Door with Azure Storage Static Websites where it is impractical to set cache-control on a per-item basis.

      46 votes
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      planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Front Door Service  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    8. Azure Private DNS Zone resolution from OnPremise

      Make it possible to enable the Name Resolution from onpremise if i have an azure private dns Zone.

      It should be possible to make an Forward from onpremise dns to an azure private dns Zone.

      56 votes
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      planned  ·  4 comments  ·  DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    9. Custom error pages in Azure Front Door

      As for Application Gateway, we need to be able to customize the error page displayed when the access to an url is refused by an ip restriction rule.

      See : https://feedback.azure.com/forums/217313-networking/suggestions/18749326-application-gateway-custom-error-pages

      162 votes
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      planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Azure Front Door Service  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    10. azure application gateway websockets latency metric

      When using websockets together with Azure Application Gateway, you end up with artifically increased latency_d in the ApplicationGatewayPerformanceLog. Indeed, all the 101 (websockets) connections remain pending, which is a normal behavior and their duration gets recorded by the gateway. The problem is this normal behavior increases the average latency of all requests (including non-101) and there is no way to filter 101 out of the ApplicationGatewayPerformanceLog logs...Therefore, if we setup an alert on latency_d, this will raise a lot of false positives...While this metric is very useful in the ApplicationGatewayAccessLog because it allows for calculation of average user sessions, it…

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      0 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    11. Add App Service Virtual IP (VIP) as Traffic Manager endpoints

      When using the Alias Record Set of Azure DNS, it becomes an error if it is a domain name.

      App Service has a VIP, I would like an option to add IP instead of domain name.

      10 votes
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      0 comments  ·  DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    12. Traffic analysis on ExpressRoute connections on top dataflows

      If there are many VNET's connected to the ExpressRoute, traffic of one VNET can impact other VNET's traffic. We need a way to see which src_ip and dst_ip traffic is responsible for filling up the ExpressRoute. Current NSG flow data does not include amount of data between endpoints, thus we need another way of analysing top consumers of the ExpressRoute.

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      planned  ·  1 comment  ·  ExpressRoute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    13. Make ASG independant of a VNET like NSG

      While it's possible to attach a NSG to multiple subnet or even different subnet in different VNET, it should be the same for ASG.
      Currently I can add machines only in the same VNET once a single machine had been added to the ASG.

      My usage : I've got different services I deploy in different vnet but identical usage just different environments. Then I have some shared resource such as nsg that are applied to these different instances and I wanted to add the different machines with same role to a single ASG instead of create one ASG/role/environment and just…

      10 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Network Security Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    14. Allow Selection of VMs within Availability set/VMSS for standard LB backend pool

      It would be great if allowing Selection of VMs within availability set for standard SKU Load balancer backend pool

      the feature does exist in Basic only , yet in Standard not. even though it is mentioned in the documentation it supports it.

      for example I have a client that needs to add only 50 VMs within an av in a VNET that hosts over 500 VMs. Yet when going to the backend pool of the standard LB it shows all of the 500 VMs , if there is a filtering way to only shows a specific AV that would be…

      35 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Load Balancer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    15. Allow Network Security Groups (NSGs) to Reference Application Security Groups (ASGs) From Different Location

      Remove the limitation of restricting Network Security Groups (NSGs) ability to leverage/associate Application Security Groups (ASGs) that are not within the same location of the target Virtual Network (VNET).

      This is especially important, to provide granularity and segregation/isolation in a hub-and-spoke networking model (i.e. VNetA-ASG1-to-VNetB-ASG1), in association with VNet Peering.

      307 votes
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      16 comments  ·  Network Security Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    16. Azure Firewall NAT Rules

      When the UDR assoc the Subnet is not possible connect by RDP from the Internet, or other services exposed in the internet.

      If I could create the NAT Rule on the Azure Firewall I can expose any services in internet and this issue would be resolved.

      thank you so much.

      Best Regards

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      planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Network Security Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    17. Authentication to VPN Gateway using Azure AD

      Add option to authenticate to VPN Gateway using existing Azure AD accounts. For security reason there should be option to add a group of users allowed to use VPN.

      This should help to use Azure VPN Gateway by customers which not use local AD DS servers

      66 votes
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      planned  ·  5 comments  ·  VPN Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    18. Azure Firewall

      Please add the ability to protect against inbound traffic from the public internet in addition to its present ability to protect outbound traffic. If this is going to be offered as a true SaaS 'Firewall' solution, I believe this should have that true firewall protection for incoming traffic (protection against common attacks, layer 7 packet inspection, etc.)

      36 votes
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      planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Azure Firewall  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    19. Site Categorization for the new Azure Firewall

      Adding the ability to restrict outbound traffic based on Site Categorization would be great. This would give the ability to restrict outbound access to adult, gambling and other questionable sites.

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      planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Network Security Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    20. vpn gateway slow to create

      Why does it take upwards of 30 minutes to create a vnet gateway?
      If I am doing a PowerShell script or a CI/CD deployment, the whole world stops while the VPN takes 30-odd minutes to be initialised and start. Can this please be addressed?

      92 votes
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