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    1. Offers BGP prefix/route summary at Microsoft Enterprise Edge (MSEE) ExpressRoute routers

      There is an urgent business need to summarize BGP prefix/route at MSEEs before being propagate to its peers at remote sites i.e. Cloud Gateway Access (CGA) routers in relation to Express Route service (as there is vary limit of allowable prefix entry set at remote CGA routers i.e. default 20 in some case).

      This BGP prefix summarization helps reduce the need of large number of prefix entries to be broadcasted from Azure to CGA especially for business case that have large number of spoke VNETs (Hub and Spoke model) leveraging on granular address space of a large prefix.

      For example,…

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      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

    2. Allow separate VLAN tags when peering to ExpressRoute circuits

      Currently ExpressRoute requires two client subnets, but restricts these to the same VLAN tag. It would be helpful if each of these VLANs could be tagged individually.
      e.g. currently I can specify "172.16.1.0/30" as the primary and "172.16.2.0/30" as the secondary but they have to have the same ID

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    3. Grant the ability to add and advertise static routes from an Express Route gateway

      We have a scenario where we would like to use an NVA as a gateway in between both our on premise and Express Route connected VNETs and a new VNET that is not directly peered with the Express Route gateway VNET.
      On Premise/Peered VNETS <----> ExprRt VNET<----> NVA VNET<---->NEW VNET
      Since the NEW VNET is not peered with the ExprRT VNET, the address space is not advertised down the express route to the on premise environment. We would like the ability to both add and advertise static routes from the express route gateway or via a UDR attached to the…

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      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

    4. 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,…

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      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

    5. express route delegated authorization - billing should be also delegated

      ER delegated authorisation to share circuits across multiple subscriptions; but the data utilisation is billed to the central owning subscription;
      allow the ability for a consuming subscription to recieve its own billing for its consumed bandwidth of the circuit.

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    6. Dynamic Upgrade Problems - NNI at Capacity

      We've run into a recent problem where we couldn't dynamically upgrade (from 100Mb to 500Mb) an Expressroute circuit quickly when needed. We were told the MS NNI to our carrier (Verizon) was at capacity. The only option was to re-create the Expressroute circuit and then re-provision the Verizon SCI side of the link (took about 2 weeks). I would like to see Microsoft working with the carriers on a method of dynamically moving connections to different NNI's with capacity if needed. Maybe there is a grooming operation that runs between MS & the carriers that dynamically moves these links to…

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