Automation

Azure Automation allows you to automate the creation, monitoring, deployment, and maintenance of resources in your Azure environment using a highly-available workflow execution engine. Orchestrate time-consuming, error-prone, and frequently repeated tasks against Azure and third party systems to decrease time to value for your cloud operations.

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  1. Transaction function in Az command

    We would like to add Transaction functionality to the functionality of Automation. It would be great if we could use that function with Az command.
    For example, sometimes mistakes occur in a series of operations for Azure resource starts/stops/modify/configures. Then subsequent processing stops, causing unexpected problems.
    To avoid this, if there is a transaction function, we can make bulk changes to be performed, which is very useful in resource change scenarios.

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  2. Add an option to manually set the frequency of the log data for Change Tracking

    Currently, the frequency that the log data is collected from Change Tracking solution as shown on the following document couldn't be edited. (It's possible only for Windows Service.)

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/change-tracking#change-tracking-and-inventory-data-collection

    However, I have some customers who would like to change the frequency to match the requirement of their systems. It would be great if you could add an option to manually set the frequency for all data from change tracking.

    29 votes
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  3. Enable option to hide or mask input parameters for runbook job

    When running job in runbook, input parameters (Input Name and Value) are displayed in job windows.

    I can imagine there can be use cases such as multiple users using one runbook and the job input parameters are displayed to every users.

    As a workaround, currently there are Runbook assets , variable which can encrypt the values, but these are made for automation account level.
    I believe there should be straight forward way to hide or mask input parameters for runbook job from runbook itself.

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  4. Azure Automation PowerShell version 7.0

    Anyone know if or when this will be released, or if it will be?

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  5. Add column for linked schedule to the "Jobs" view

    When vieweing "Jobs" in Azure Automation, only the columns "Status", "Created" and "Last updated" is visible.
    It would be useful to be able to view columns for "Schedule" in this view.
    A runbook may be linked to several schedules and thus may run with different parameters.
    With that in mind it would make sense to be able to see what linked schedule each job was triggered by.

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  6. Assign dedicated IP address(es) to Azure Automation Accounts/Runbooks and Functions

    Currently, network connections opened in a runbook have the source IP address anywhere in the address space of a particular datacenter. If the destination of the network connection is protected by a firewall, such as for example on an Azure SQL Database server or an SFTP server, it requires opening the firewall to allow connections from the entire datacenter, which is unacceptable for a security conscious Azure tenant.

    For many tenants, this will block the very promising scenario of using Azure Automation runbooks to run scheduled jobs connecting to infrastructures that are protected in such a way.

    The request is…

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  7. VM compliance report related to update management

    Is there any way we can pull the VM compliance report related to update management with below points :
    • Number of compliant systems
    • Percentage of compliant systems
    • Number of non-compliant systems
    • Percentage of non-compliant systems

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  8. PowerSTIG Module Import in Azure Automation

    The PowerSTIG module is unable to be imported using the Azure Automation blade inside the Azure Portal. I would like to have the ability to import the PowerSTIG module and all required dependencies via the Azure Portal. Currently, to get this to work all required dependencies have to be imported using PowerShell.

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  9. Ability to pass URL for ConfigurationData parameters in compilationJobs

    Currently it looks to only be possible to pass in DSC configuration data In compilation job ARM templates with a json escaped string. I think it would be use to be able to point to a .psd1 file in a Storage Account or GitHub repository to remove the need to either have a very large string parameter that is difficult to read or have an extra PowerShell step that converts the psd1 file to a json string.

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  10. Add Python 3 runbook support in Azure Automation

    Add Python 3 runbook support in Azure Automation. Right now, only python2 is supported.

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  11. Oracle Linux Support in Azure Automation

    We would like the ability to use the Azure Automation Hybrid Runbook Worker and Update Management features with our Oracle Linux 7 VMs. Oracle Linux is listed as an endorsed distribution in the Azure documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/endorsed-distros), and is a derivative of RHEL, an already supported OS. Some of our Oracle applications require Oracle Linux, so moving them to RHEL or CentOS is not an option.

    Thank you!

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  12. delete hybrid worker from portal

    In some case, we need to delete hybrid worker from portal.
    Should be great to have this ability. There is already this functionnality for Intergation runtime node and Azure Devops agent, why not hybrid worker ?

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  13. Make available in other US Gov Regions

    US Government customers would like Workspace Mapping to be available in regions outside of US Gov Virginia to utilize solutions such as Start/Stop VM during off-hours. Any timeline?

    Current Regions:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/how-to/region-mappings#supported-mappings

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  14. Ability to access Secrets from KeyVault configured with Firewall, from the Automation runbook.

    In our scenario, we have Power shell based run book and we want to have the Secrets retrieved from KeyVault.

    While doing the same Powershell script fails with 404 error, since the KeyVault is configured with Firewall.

    How do we whitelist automation service's IP in the KeyVault?

    6 votes
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  15. OLM Converter

    The tool which helps in the conversion of OLM files into different file formats is known as an OLM Conveter tool. There are many converter tool for such process but if you need a reliable, fast and an accurate converter tool then I recommend OLM Extractor Pro.
    For more info: https://www.olmextractorpro.com/olm-converter-for-mac/

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  16. Add GitHub Enterprise Source Control Support

    Currently Azure Automation only supports connecting to public GitHub, it would be helpful if we could use our GitHub Enterprise instance for source control.

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  17. Azure Automation - Start Stop Solution

    The Azure Automation Start/ Stop solution uses the following external variables to define the target set of VM's

    "ExternalStartResourceGroupNames" and the "ExternalStopResourceGroupNames"

    The documentation does say that to target the entire subscription and to apply the VM Start / Stop solution the values to those variables should be set to "*".

    However if the value is left empty / blank, the azure automation runbook assumes that this still applies to all VM's and targets the start and stop solution to all VM's in the whole subscription.

    This may not be a desirable outcome specially to stop…

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  18. External Data Source - Polybase SAS Token unsupported

    Hi Storage Team,

    We are providing some storage accounts to DBA team and generally we insert the SAS token with time limit into the keyvault for DBA team to use in their scenaios.

    This process was working fune until we ran into the use case for DBA team to connect the DataWareHouse/SQL DB in SQL Server to a storage account.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/statements/create-external-data-source-transact-sql?view=azure-sqldw-latest#a-create-external-data-source-to-reference-azure-blob-storage

    As per MS Doc article the SAS token is not supported and we now have to provide the GOD Admin Access Keys for storage account. This is too much power given.

    Can we ask for SAS Token to be…

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  19. Extend LAW mapping to Central US or North Central US

    Midwest customers are forced to deploy LAWs in East US or West US when Azure Automation integration is required, instead of placing LAWs in the same region as their workloads. The customer loses out on proximity to resources and bandwidth costs exporting resource log data to other regions.

    When will additional mappings be available?

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/how-to/region-mappings

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  20. OLM to MBOX conversion

    If you want an easy way to convert files of OLM to MBOX then I recommend you OLM Extractor Pro converter tool. The tool is known for it's speed, smart interface and accurate result. It save read and unread emails in different folders.

    Know more here: https://www.olmextractorpro.com/olm-to-mbox-converter-online/

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