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. Cross-subscription VNet (Shared VNet)

      A virtual network that spans subscriptions. Multiple different subscriptions can deploy to the same virtual network in a region.

      If you are interested in this feature, please up-vote and add details about your company/scenario.

      We appreciate the feedback.


      • VNet Team [MSFT]

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      need-feedback  ·  6 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    2. vnet peering too expensive

      Best practices are to create a subscription for ExpressRoute and then peer VNets for different subscriptions. This doubles the cost of traffic to and from Azure making it a non start for most. It is understandable to have costs between regions, but for networking that would be no cost if in the same subscription, why is there then a cost for my networks in my two subscriptions in the same region? These cost make it impossible to follow best practices for security, design, partner management, etc.

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    3. Enable Jumbo Frames with Accelerated Network

      Accelerated Network still has MTU = 1500, which creates too much overhead at 30 Gb/s speed. Would be helpful to have it at 9000 by default or at least configurable.

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    4. Built-in policy to audit VNet rules / usage of service endpoints

      Built-in policy to audit VNet rules / usage of service endpoints

      More and more services in Azure have the ability to use service endpoints (e.g. Azure SQL Database, Azure Storage Account, Azure Data Lake, ...)

      This is necessary to fulfill IT-Security requirements and helps to restrict the access to critical Azure service resources from only specific virtual networks.

      At the moment there is no built-in policy / initiative to audit the usage of these service endpoints.

      Would be possible provide a built-in policy / initiative for this case?

      10 votes
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    5. IP-in-IP

      Provide the ability to unblock IP-in-IP encapsulated packets in a virtual network.

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    6. Delete a network security group: this description is insufficient. please make it better

      Delete a network security group: this description is insufficient. please make it better

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    7. Add Ability to create a Dynamic Object "Local Subnet" Route in a Route Table

      We have a configuration where we want VMs on the same subnet to communicate directly through the virtual network, and VMs on different subnets to communicate through a firewall. We have done this by defining a unique route table for for each subnet.

      It would be far more better to have a "Local Subnet" object so that a single route table could be used for all the subnets in a vnet. For example, create a route with Address Prefix as "Local Subnet" with nexthop "Virtual Network".

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    8. Allow VM's to have multiple Public IP's with a single private IP

      We should be able to attach multiple public IP's to a single NIC without having multiple private IP's.

      It is very difficult to configure 3rd party firewalls needing a 1:1 between public IP's and private IP's as far as routing rules go.

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    9. Utilization

      I need to get the bandwidth utilized per month with cost only for internet traffic in/out from datacenter (**Excluding the VM to VM traffic in/out). It will be helpful for Firewall,WAF,SIEM kind of implementation analysis (if historic usage available for last (1hr,24,7days,30days,,matrix)

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    10. VNet is difficult to manage

      Splitting a resource group for each service makes it hard to connect the service to the network.

      I offer VNet peering free of charge or demand network service globalization

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