Allow Bandwidth Traffic restriction (shaping) at VNET and/or VM layers to prevent maxing out Expressroute/MPLS for large data dumps
We would like to control what VNET or individual VM's have for bandwidth over our Express Route. We have some large data dumps to Azure that overwhelm our ExpressRoute and our MPLS. So if we can pick a VM where it is going and only allow it to use say 30Mbps of bandwidth on the Express Route, it wouldn't use the whole 100Mbps that we have subscribed to for Azure. I would like to see it be a value that you can enter, versus a dropdown because it would be more customizable to certain situations. Same thing with a Vnet, there might be a case where we only want so much bandwidth from certain Vnet's going over the ExpressRoute. We would not need to restrict bandwidth between VM's in a VNet or between VNets. Only over the express route based on either IP or Subnet going over the Express Route. So in our case, it might be configured on the Virtual network Gateways that we tie to the ExpressRoute. Something where we would put in the IP or IP block and the bandwidth allowed through the Gateway. Then by default, if not specified in an entry, the rest of the Vnets or VM's would still have full bandwidth.
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Roberto Giana commented
We have bulky Hadoop workloads who bump other traffic away, which is heavily impacting all other services.
Mukitul Khan commented
This would be a nice feature to have, we have different types of workloads in Azure while using the VRF on the MPLS.
Tim Greenwald commented
This is something we are looking for urgently.
Wei Zheng commented
This is a feature that we are looking for as well
Jesús García commented
We already need this to be implemented. We are thinking about migrate some service DB to azure SQL and it wont be possible till express route's bandwidth could be managed, to avoid the issues Jerry explained.
Andrew Balber commented
This is a great idea and I would love to see it in some form or fashion.