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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    1. change virtual machine virtual network through portal

      Today, I needed to change a virtual network to a existing Virtual Machine. I had to delete this VM, create a new one using attached disks from the old one and set the Virtual Network. It would be nice if we had another way to do that, using Portal for example.

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      16 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    2. Allow DNS servers to be advertised per subnet instead of VNET

      Instead of advertising the DNS servers per VNET, is there anyway we can specify what DNS servers should be advertised per subnet? In most cases, I would create a VNET and use NSGs to segregate out my traffic.

      The problem with specifying the DNS servers for the whole VNET, is now I am required to create a completely separate VNET for a DMZ, as my internal DNS servers are being advertised to those machines. In this case, being able to specify DNS servers at a subnet level will allow more flexibility in regards to creating one VNET instead of multiple…

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      19 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    3. Please add port-mirroring to Azure to enable DLP and logging applications

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

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    4. Please provide a way for grouping the endpoints and assign as a group name to the Azure VMs

      We are adding endpoints for each virtual machine once created. Normally the RDP endpoint will be created by default, and can be added more if required by specifying the port #. I feel there are additional features needed to make this feature more flexible and to secure them in a centralized place. Some are -

      1. The endpoints are configured by defining the ports, but it is not accepting whether the ports are inbound or outbound. So, there should be an option to include the port to open for inbound or outbound instead of configuring in the VM.

      2. There…

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      3 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi there, this is a lot of good feedback. Thanks for taking the time to send it over to us, we really appreciate that here at Microsoft.

      1. Could you elaborate on the need for this?

      2. This is possible today via NSGs you can specify the source IP.

      3. Have you looked at ASGs?

      4 (both of them) We are looking into making management easier and will take this feedback into consideration.

      Thanks!

      - Anavi N [MSFT]

    5. Possibility to set a DNS Suffix on Azure networks (like DNS Servers)

      There are many scenarios for Virtual Machines (and Other maybe) where NIC settings are cleared (VM Deallocated). DNS Servers can be set on Azure Network, and this VM will have DNS Servers settings via DHCP. But we have to set DNS Suffix manually each time, or set a script automatically at each boot.
      The idea is just to have a way to set a suffix DNS for VM Networks, with the same way as DNS Servers. With this settings, DHCP will assign DNS suffix to all VM automatically.

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    6. Offer NAT as a Service

      There is often the need to connect two or more networks with overlapping addresses over a VPN in regulated industries. The address spaces (often 10.0.0.0/8) can't be changed, however a DMZ subnet can be introduced in each network from the 172.16.0.0/12 address space. The DMZ subnets will not overlap between any network.

      Just like the load balancer, make a NAT device a first class function citizen in virtual networking and allow us to define SNAT, DNAT or Full NAT. Feel free to require a dedicated subnet for the device.

      Then make it easier for custom route rules to route traffic…

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    7. Support VNET re-deployment without destroying subnets

      When you deploy a VNET from an ARM template in incremental mode I would expect omitting the subnet property would not change the subnets since they are child resources. Instead they are destroyed. I think this is inconsistent with all other similar resource types e.g. app service plans and web apps, azure SQL servers and databases, etc... Please make VNETs and subnets deployments consistent.

      https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/issues/2786

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    8. Simplify creation and visualization of Azure VNET's

      Creating a virtual network that spans an on-premise deployment and more than 1 Azure datacenter is a pain and not easy to "see" if all thing are lined up correctly. Building a network like this shouldn't require importing or exporting files and running powershell commands if you don't want to. Would be great it was like using Visio (Drag, Drop, Pipe). Then use that same view to see the overall health, speed, and usage in real time on that network.

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

      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

    9. Allow transit routing between ExpressRoute, VPN Gateways, and NVAs by allowing them to peer with BGP and exchange routes.

      Allow transit routing between ExpressRoute Gateways, VPN Gateways, and NVAs by allowing them to peer with BGP and exchange routes. This functionality would give the customer more flexibility in how they lay out their network.

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    10. Allow to change subnets modification with enabled vnet peering

      Currentl once vnet is deployed and peering is created with another subscription or vnet. Once the peering is set, it is not possible to extend,remove or add another subnets ranges to all vnets which have valid peering configured. For such if you need to modify the subnet, you have to remove the peering (might cause downtime if peering is used), do the subnet modification and recreate the peering again.

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      under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    11. update DNS settings for VNET without restart of the VMs to take effect

      Current when we try to update the DNS settings in the VNET or NIC, it required the VMs to be restarted to take effect. But when there are a large amount of VMs under the VNET, it would be a hard work to do so.
      If this process could be simplify so that the restarted of VM will be no longer required, it would be a good news.

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    12. Allow basic port forwarding in Network Security Groups

      It'd be really nice if Network Security Groups allowed basic port forwarding without the use of Azure Load Balancers. Being able to use an alternate public port for RDP, for example 23456, and directing the traffic to the native port (3389) in the Azure environment via the network group would make things simpler than having to create a load balancer to sit in front of the NSG and VM.

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      triaged  ·  3 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    13. implement Service tags for UDR/Route

      Can be good when we create a Route/UDR to have the possibility to select in "Next Hop Type" a service Tag, or Azure Region IP range.

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    14. Multiple Network Security Groups per subnet

      Provide ability to associate multiple Network Security Groups with a single subnet. Right now there is limitation to associate only one NSG per subnet.

      This limits reusability of NSGs which are created at subscription level. We have come across use-cases where multiple subnets have common rules and few subnet-specific rules.

      It will be help a lot in terms of rules management and reusability if it is possible to segregate common rules across subnets in an NSG which can them be applied on a subnet with additional NSGs for subnet specific rules.

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    15. Allow transitive network flow between peered VNET's

      if we assume Three networks.

      VNET1 <> VNET2 <>VNET3

      <> denotes vnet peering

      A machine on VNET1 cannot directly see a machine in VNET3

      We would like this facility to enable us to build a network design without having to use vitual network appliances to make this happen.

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    16. Allow a VM's NIC to use a VNET\Subnet from another Subscription

      Given that the syntax of json deployment templates allows referencing resources by a unique resourceid which includes the guid of the subscription, I would like to create a VM in subscription 'A', whose NIC references a subnet that is part of a VNET in subscription 'B'.

      The reason for this is two-fold:
      1) This would allow a corporate networking function to securely manage all the networking infrastructure in a corporate IT-owned and managed subscription, but allow it to be consumed by line-of-business units, whose subscriptions are restricted (via ARM policies) to not allow the creation of VNETs.
      2) This would…

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      planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    17. KMS / RHUI service endpoint

      Could you kindly add service endpoint for KMS and RHUI.
      It will really helpful for managing VMs without SNAT Public IP.

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    18. Allow us to view the effective route for an Subnet without requiring an Interface inside of the subnet.

      Currently in order to view the effective routes for a subnet you need to have some kind of network interface inside of the subnet. I find that sometimes I need to view the routing table for a subnet, but it doesn't contain any VMs. Could you add functionality to allow us to view the effective routes without having to provision anything inside of it?
      My use case is that I host ILB ASEs in dedicated subnets, but I can't view the routing table because there are no VMs inside of it.

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    19. VM MAC address spoofing

      I wanted to run multiple LXC/LXD containers on a single Linux VM and make them exposed to VNET via a bridged interface to provide services in the private network. That's not possible without VM/VNIC ability of MAC address spoofing. Please support it.

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      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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

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