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  1. Complete resolution of network subnet issue that was partially fixed in Update Rollup 11.

    In update rollup 11, the issue where tenants couldn't select a specific subnet of a network when creating a virtual machine has been resolved. However when a tenant edits an existing network card, or adds a new or additional network card they are still unable to modify the subnet.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add SMA to RBAC of Azure Stack

      Hi
      Please add SMA also to the new RBAC of Azure Stack. We need Access Control for the Runbooks, credentials and connections in our SMA environment

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        0 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Automation: Preserve Job Exception

        Currently, if a runbook 'throws' an error, it is presented under the 'Job Exception' header on the Dashboard view of a specific job and the job is suspended. If the job is then stopped, the 'Job Exception' section is removed and the data can not be viewed on the dashboard or with the Get-SmaJobOutput cmdlet. Please make this data more accessible after the fact.

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          0 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Extend WAP integration with WS and SC 2016 for SDN Load Balancing

          Extend WAP integration with WS and SC 2016 for SDN Load Balancing. Biggest gap from HNV 2012 R2 which prevents enterprise and production workloads to be hosted on current 2012R2 HNV version. Nowadays when almost everything is using REST these services cannot be load balanced. Load Balancing is one of the first requirements at any environment with more than 2 servers.

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            1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Storage class support from tenant portal

            Storage class support from tenant portal so that user can select vmm storage class while adding disk

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              0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow option to move VMM standalone VM's to VM role

              Allow option to move VMM standalone VM's to VM role

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              • allow to move VM role to another plan/cloud

                allow to move VM role(including all VM) to another plan/cloud

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                  0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Index JobStreams Table

                  Out of the box the JobStreams table does not have an index for JobID and TenantID. The result is that Get-SMAJobOutput and the web portal can get quite easily bogged down. Even with job history set to the standard 30 days and process/debug logging off, this table can get quite large on a busy environment. Simply indexing this table drastically improves the overall performance of SMA. I had a few runbooks with process monitoring turned on and the table reached over 17 million rows (at which point I couldn't get any output from SMA)

                  In my environment, I created the…

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                    0 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Subscription name not updated after plan migration

                    Should insert SQL when perform subscription migration to update subscription name as well

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                      1 comment  ·  Plans, Add-Ons, and Subscriptions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  (Other)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow database admin name containing a period (.) character

                        We are unable to use admin names that contain a period (.) character when creating a SQL Server database using WAP,

                        For example, if we define a database admin as CONTOSO\john.doe, WAP displays the following error: "'john.doe' is not a valid user name. The user name must begin with an alphanumeric or international character and contain only alphanumeric or international characters."

                        We recently implemented DBaaS for one of our customers and all their domain user accounts contain a period (.) character. This limitation in WAP is denying them the opportunity to use their domain user names during database creation.

                        Please…

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                          0 comments  ·  Databases  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide guidance on which direction SMA & Orchestrator are going

                          Enterprise solutions are looking for a 'Complete Package' and we are not being given proper guidance on the future of Workflow Automation within Microsoft. SMA with Workflows is literally, not figuratively, 10x slower than PowerShell executed with a C# engine. For a real life example, review the Accenture/Avanade implementation of their workflow engine. Orchestrator provides the GUI interface that allows for ease of management. PowerShell Workflow does not allow enough flexibility for Master Variable sets when working with multiple client or domains and SMA has scalability issues. So what should we be using to ensure our customers will have dependable,…

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                            0 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Beth CooperBeth Cooper responded

                            I want to make sure that I’m answering all of your questions here so let me know if I’ve missed anything. It sounds like your customers are having performance issues and miss the GUI offered by SCO. It also sounds like you are looking for guidance on where you should tell customers to look for the future. Any other questions?

                            SMA just released PowerShell script support in TP5: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/orchestrator/2016/04/28/powershell-script-runbook-support-in-system-center-service-management-automation-2016-sma-part-1/. Since scripts are not compiled like workflows, the perf issues that you were seeing will go away if you convert your workflows to scripts. This also reduces the learning curve since PowerShell scripts are more well-known than Workflow.

                            Automation’s new features will show up first in Azure Automation and then we bring functionality to SMA. This means that if customers want the most up to date capabilities or want to see their feedback more rapidly integrated to the…

                          • Add "Create User" permission to SQL database Admin

                            The SQL database admin does not have permissions to add additional users to the database. For example add an user that an application can use to connect to the database with only read and write permissions on tables.

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                            • multiple tenant sites connecting to single admin site

                              Have multiple tenant websites (different resellers for branding purposes) but which is linked to one admin site so that same resources can be shared

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                                0 comments  ·  Portal and API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to reset error state on VM from Tenant portal

                                Ability to reset error state on VM from Tenant portal

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                                  0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Hybrid Cloud Management

                                  Azure must provide Hybrid Cloud Management using single portal thereby managing VMware, Amazon, Micorosft or any other cloud through single portal. As of now, We can manage vCenter Server in SCVMM so we can create cloud and tag it to vCenter server but AWS can not be managed. Many customers are looking for this option where using single portal multiple clouds can be managed. If Microsoft can implement such hybrid management in Azure Pack then this product will become more useful in market as well.

                                  Hope Microsoft Team will look forward on this requirement.

                                  Thanks,
                                  Mayank Dhama

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                                    0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Does the Cloud Burst is supported in the Azure Pack

                                    If there is need to for cloud burst to the public cloud.Does the Azure pack can deliver it.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add VM hardware settings to Gallery Item

                                      UR6(?) introduced a way to create Gen2 VMs though a custom setting on cloud; this is rather a wacky way to do it as forces just the Gen2 for all VM roles which severally limits scenarios. For example Linux distros don't have good (or any at all) support for Gen2 and secure boot.
                                      If we just could specify the VM hardware setting (like Gen version, secure boot, boot order) when authoring a gallery item it would bring a lot of value for WAP!!!

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                                        10 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Pay As You Go - resource mangement

                                        Implementing basic PayAsYouGo resource management to VMM+WAP. Current resource management in VMM+WAP is based on fixed resource allocation to VMs (All VMs are counted to Oversubscription formula without exception no matter VMs is running or not). PayAsYouGo need different approach for resource reservations for turned off VMs. Something like weight attribute to reduce RAM reservations in Oversubscription computation will help reduce unused RAM footprint non running VMs.

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                                        • Allow WAP Admins to migrate resources (websites/databases) across users.

                                          Please allow WAP Admins to be able to move resources (websites/databases/VM) across users or allow WAP Admins to assign new owners to those resources. I don't want to have to assign Co-Administrators to stale users.

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