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    1. Improve VPN gateways performances and limits

      Using VPN to connect sites to Azure is great. But we are rapidly hitting the gateways limits:
      - One gateway per VNet
      - A max of 30 Tunnels per gateway (10 and 20 for standard)
      - A max of 200 Mb/s per gateway (shared by all VPNs)

      Today, not all regions and customers can afford 'ExpressRoute' to get more bandwidth and scalability. So why this 'very limited' options.

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    2. 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?

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    3. 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

      61 votes
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    4. Set up a VPN device script Link as present in the Classic Portal

      I was setting up the Site to Site in New portal and found the link to download the VPN script wasn't present as in Classic portal. It would be good we have that link in new portal so that we can share that Network admins to setup site-site Connection with on-premise and Azure Vnet

      29 votes
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    5. 16 votes
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    6. provide diagnostic ability in Azure Resource Manager VPN tunnels

      The PowerShell command that is used in the classic "ASM" VPN troubleshooting is not compatible with the new Azure Resource Manager VPN tunnels. This makes it very difficult to troubleshoot VPN problems.

      The newest Azure PowerShell doesn't provide any start-azureRMvirtualnetworkgatewaydiagnostics like the old azure services manager did.

      13 votes
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    7. Gateway upgrade notification

      As per my understanding Azure does notify the customer on few of the events like a storage maintenance or a VM maintenance, etc but the gateway is not in the list as of now.

      It would have been nice if Azure notified the stakeholders before such a gateway upgrade was due to occur in advance. Alternatively if that wasn’t possible, then at the very least the stakeholders should be notified that their Site2Site VPN tunnel is down post upgrade.

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      2 comments  ·  VPN Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for your feedback. Alerting for gateway connectivity is a common ask, so it is on our roadmap.
      As of now, you can check connection status of your tunnel via the PowerShell cmdlet Get-AzureRmVirtualNetworkGatewayConnection.

      Thanks,
      Bridget [MSFT]

    8. Allow special chartacters in the pre-shared key for IPSec VPN tunnels

      Allow special chartacters in the pre-shared key for IPSec VPN tunnels

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    9. provide troubleshooting features to VPN gateways

      Until Microsoft improves the Azure VPN technology, it would be good and sometimes necessary to provide some VPN troubleshooting tools on the Azure side. The local side logs sometimes are not enough and it gets very difficult to understand the reason of tunnel outages. This feature will also be definitely useful once the Azure VPN technology will be completely stable and reliable, in order to analyse traffic and build monitoring based on it.

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    10. Please provide metric for Point-to-Site VPN traffic

      We can't meter Point-to-Site VPN usage now.
      Please provide metric for Point-to-Site VPN traffic like Site-to-Site tunnnel metric.

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