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  1. 373 votes
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      3 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Role Based Access Control

      Role based access control for both the Admin Site and the Tenant Site. A Microsoft Azure configuration might then also become a possibility where there is a single portal (Admin and Tenant merged) where the permissions are forced through RBAC

      363 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Security and Identity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Single pane of glass. Manage Azure subscribtions from Azure Pack and reverse

        Not with an additional resource provider, but merge the entries in the same portal.

        290 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Portal and API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Build a graphical runbook design console for SMA with drag and drop items

          (like Orchestrator) and also provide prebuild powershell workflows as integration packs

          248 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please add table and blob storage

            one of the coolest features of azure and cloud os is abstracted storage, havign this in azure pack would be great :)

            238 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Other Services Needed  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow tenants to protect and recover their virtual machines

              It is very important for tenants to have control over backup and recovery of the VMs they created in their Windows Azure Pack VM Clouds. It should be possible to backup VMs while online and recover while offline.

              203 votes
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                4 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow regular powershell scripts instead of workflows in SMA

                Most people find PowerShell workflows frustrating to work with, especially given the lack of a good debugging story. SMA should allow "regular" PowerShell code, not just workflows.

                144 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Runbook as a service

                  Allow a tenant to run and author ans schedule runbooks from the Tenant Site.

                  141 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  Service Management Automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Just to confirm the request, this is around having the complete SMA experience for tenants, correct? Should tenants be allowed to author their own runbooks? Or are you looking to have the admin provide runbook content for the tenants so that they can run and schedule approved runbooks?

                  • 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!!!

                    135 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Cloud Services

                      Add the ability to have Worker Roles in Azure Pack.
                      In general, strive for feature parity with cloud based Azure. This gives companies a path to the cloud.
                      Having a feature complete version of Azure that can be run in-house lets developers create Paas style applications that can still be run in private data centers. Then once everyone is comfortable, it can easily be moved to the cloud. Today its a huge leap to the cloud since some of the Paas style features (eg. Worker Roles) cannot run in a private data center. This requires completely different code depending on…

                      131 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Other Services Needed  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Multitenant AD and ADFS

                        Service Providers are moving from dedicated environment per tenant to automated shared environments. Active Directory and Federation forms challenges in these scenarios. Making these services truely multitenant and allow tenant interaction though Azure Pack helps Service Providers overcome these challenges.

                        121 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Security and Identity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Choose a subnet when modifying the network settings for a VM.

                          Today, we can add several address spaces inside a virtual network on the portal, but when setting a particular VM, we can only choose the virtual network, not the subnet (which is present when viewing into the VMM console)

                          110 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 92 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ITSM Integration with WAP and Azure Stack

                              -We need to enable the business units to integrate with WAP to allow consumption of Azure Services. Sadly Azure Stack and WAP are geared towards IT and as more organizations move to Azure and integrate PaaS they need to simplify the requests and management of resources in Azure from a business perspective. No other vendor does this and Service Now is taking more revenue away from Microsoft, By not addressing Service Management and business acccess as part of our cloud solution will eventually be recognized as a shortcoming once we start to lose deals other cloud providers. We are losing…

                              84 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Other Services Needed  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Windows Azure Pack Service Dashboard

                                Similar to http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/service-dashboard/ showing the health of services within Windows Azure Pack. For tenants this should be focused on tenant resources. For admins on admin resources.

                                82 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Portal and API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Merge VM Template and VM Role in a single gallery / wizard experience

                                  It is unclear to a tenant to select the correct option to deploy a VM now.

                                  73 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Option to remove the additional IP from your virtual network

                                    In UR8 we have the option now to assign multiple IP's to our virtual network. only when we delete the NAT rule, the IP is still available for the tenant to use when creating a new NAT Rule, which is fine, but the tenant needs an option to delete the additional IP from his subscription.

                                    BTW I also wonder if an extra ip is a separate billing item in the usage?

                                    69 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Adding, removing, growing and shrinking of VHDX files should be an online operation

                                      Currently a VM has to be taken offline to add, remove, grow or shrink a VHDX. If the operating supports it this should be an online experience.
                                      Future online capabilities should also be online in Windows Azure Pack

                                      62 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create Multiple NAT rules instead of one at a time.

                                        The idea is to be able to open multiple NAT rules or ranges at once instead of waiting for each rule to be set and creating the next rule.

                                        I think this would be a great feature for more people.

                                        54 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Portal and API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Set storage classifcations for disks in the VM Role for better placement rules

                                          The VM Role uses differencing disks. So the placement of the parent disk is crucial (because of I/O requirements)

                                          51 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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