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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. Get-AzAutomationAccount should include the resource Id in the results

    Get-AzAutomationAccount doesn't currently return the resource id as of version 1.4.0. It should! :-) Should be an easy update.

    Currently it returns these properties:
    SubscriptionId
    ResourceGroupName
    AutomationAccountName
    Location
    State
    Plan
    CreationTime
    LastModifiedTime
    LastModifiedBy
    Tags

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  2. I would like to see a circle graph demonstrating the degree of compliance.

    Just like the Automation resource page, a circle graph that demonstrates degree of compliance.

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    0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. This is something we’ve been planning to add to the service. Monitoring\compliance for Automation. Please share if you have any specifc area you’d want to have captured that will impact your overall Automation Compliance.

  3. Allow Custom Module sync / link from AzureDevOps Artifacts (or other external repository)

    We have multiple custom powershell modules. All are in CI/CD in Azure Devops.
    I now have created a workaround to keep modules in Azure Automation up-to-date.
    Publishing our modules to the PowerShell Gallery is not an option.

    Please provide a way to link PowerShell modules to Azure DevOps Artifacts using a service connection / webhook / whatever, or to any other private repository for that matter.

    22 votes
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  4. Alert for internal job error of Runbook

    Currently there is no alerting mechanism to alert when jobs in automation accounts get Completed with errors. The job shows completed, which means the runbook script has executed ok, but when we go inside the job we can see errors. There should be some alerting configured to know that the Automation job has completed with errors.

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  5. Allow Terraform in Azure Automation

    It would be helpful if you allow terraform script to create a runbook in Azure Automation.

    21 votes
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  6. webhook expiry

    Add a banner to the Azure portal - informing customers of impending webhook expiry - in a similar way to the banner for expiring runas accounts

    4 votes
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  7. Increase 1MB Size Limit for DSC Node Configurations (MOF files)

    Azure DSC node configuration (MOF files) are currently limited to 1 MB in size. This limitation does not allow for significantly detailed or complex configurations.

    In my specific scenario, we have several IIS websites in a our web farm and we've hit the limit of how many unique websites we can configure per server because the MOF file is larger than 1 MB. The resulting error is that the MOF cannot be encrypted by Azure DSC Automation.

    100 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Desired State Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Remove the 400Mb limit or provide payed option with larger limit

    Our runbooks crash because of the 400Mb RAM limit in Azure Automation. They do not crash when Running on a Hybrid Runbook Worker. The problem with the Hybrid Runbook worker is that it's not a Serverless model with pay per use. It would be good if we could:

    1) Runbooks in Azure Automation that will not crash because of the 400 Mb limit
    2) We can somehow remove the default PS Modules in an Automation Account which we don't need to lower the memory consumption. At the moment these modules cannot be removed.

    18 votes
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  9. Make Automation an Azure Trusted Service

    the Azure automation ip range should be added as an Azure trusted service so when I use vnet endpoints on storage accounts, etc and tell it to allow azure trusted services automation works.

    76 votes
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  10. Provide Ansible configuration

    I would like to use to Linux configuration by Ansible.

    22 votes
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  11. Apply DSC sequentially in Availability Groups and Zones

    Say you have a configuration that applies to two servers behind a load balancer and it includes the installation of some software.
    You now want to upgrade that software so you update the product ID and link to MSI.
    Once the servers pick up the change and attempt to apply it, they could both do it simultaneously causing a system outage.

    Having DSC respect Availability Groups and Zones would prevent this happening and allow the use of DSC for automatic upgrades.

    3 votes
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  12. Trigger email notifications or Azure log generation when a certificate is nearing expiration.

    We recently ran into an issue where the AzureRunAs cert expired and caused most automations to fail due to a connectivity error. The client hadn't checked on AA for a bit and didn't see the portal warning.

    Would be nice to have an email alert option to alert admins when certificates stored in AA are nearing expiration, or generate a log we which we can use to build Azure Alerts or feed into OMS. As of now, we had to create an AA runbook that pulls cert info on a schedule and alerts if necessary.

    171 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The Product Group is coming up with the support of managed identity for Automation to be used instead of Runas account with a tentative ETA of CY21 March-End. All our investments would be towards moving customers to use managed identity rather than RunAs. With the support of managed identity , customers would not have to worry about the overhead of certificate management.
    We will , however , prioritize email notification for cert expiry if resourcing allows.

  13. Create a native SCSM Azure Automation connector

    System Center Service Manager (SCSM) only has connectors to SMA and Orchestrator. To be able to shift to Azure Automation for all our automations there have to be an Azure Automation SCSM connector. Please add this soon!

    63 votes
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  14. Add possibility to end a test job when it hangs.

    Sometimes when running code in a PS runbook something seems to hang. I'm getting the following error although the job probably finished long time ago:
    "BadRequest: Test job is already running."
    I would like to have the opportunity to clear any running test jobs to bypass this bug.

    107 votes
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  15. Hybrid Worker Maintenance

    It would be very helpful to have the ability to "pause" a hybrid worker so that it can complete any running jobs without accepting new jobs. This would allow the worker to become passive for maintenance/patching.

    We could then automate the rolling maintenance between hybrid workers to ensure availability and zero runbook downtime.

    14 votes
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  16. Pause a published runbook to prevent it accepting new jobs

    Today once you publish a runbook there is no way to put it in maintenance mode and prevent new jobs from being accepted. You only choices seem to be to delete the runbook so it is not shown as published (which loses all job history), or comment out the runbook code and publish that version so it basically does nothing. Would like to see a new menu option to Pause or Disable/Enable a published runbook.

    23 votes
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  18. Use an existing SPN instead of creating one new SPN for each Azure Automation account

    It would be nice to have an option to use an existing SPN instead of creating new SPN for each Azure Automation account for easy maintenance

    36 votes
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  19. Allow access to Azure KeyVault

    Currently, i'm using azureKeyVault for account and secret but it didn't work in DSC automation configuration so i need to push to AzureAutomationCredential to access. Is it possible to allow access keyvault from automation ?

    16 votes
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  20. Bug in associate shcedule to a runbook through cmdlet Register-AzureRmAutomationScheduledRunbook

    You can define inconsistent types between runbook parameter type and the type of the parameter associated with a schedule. For example, if you have a runbook RB0, it has a parameter P0 of type Boolean.
    You can actually use Register-AzureRmAutomationScheduledRunbook cmdlet to associate a schedule with parameter P0 of a string type.

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