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  1. 14 votes
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    1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. VHD storage classification and live storage migration

    Leverage with VMM storage classification profiles and storage migration. The option for storage class selection is missing. In addition when storage class has been changed for VM hard drives it could initiate workflow for live storage migration to the new selected storage class.

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    0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Provision VMs without a template - point to sccm or pxe service or even ISO build to give flexiblity to provisioning.

    Templates are great when you have a limited number, but can get cumbersome in large environments. Allow vm and os provisioning via other methods such as pxe, sccm, iso, etc to help streamline template management. - especially useful when trying to leverage dsc/puppet/chef for management.

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. VM Load Balancing or Trafic manager

    Add support to add load balance between VM's like in public Azure (via trafic manager or VM load balancing feature)

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Option to make a VM inaccessible for tenant user after deployment

    When a tenant users deploys a VM or VM role a SMA runbook can be started. If the runbook is being used to deploy extra services to the VM it would be very beneficial if the VM would be inaccessible for the tenant user until the extra services are actually deployed. The VM presence should still be viewable for the tenant user together with a customizable status message.

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    1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Cancel a job action for IAAS

    I would like to see and option in the VM Clouds for users to cancel their running jobs. This incorporates both changes to VM's (like adding a disk) or deploying a VM. The WAP portal already supports the Repair option when a VM is in a failed state. So having a Cancel button to stop the running job in VMM, would not leave the customer with a broken VM.

    Why I would like this request is because some customers want to have fixed disks in their VM (for support or performance reasons) and fixed disks take a long time to…

    13 votes
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  7. Sharing ISO’s instead of copying them

    Ths still does not work properly in VMM 2012 R2 and WAP

    12 votes
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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Better remote managability

    Setting up remote Management (e.g. console or remote Desktop Connection) for tenant portals is very tricky at the moment.
    Struggling selving errors, weak documentation (explanations), setting up is not straight forward, so please provide detailed installation instruction.

    11 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Add client VPN support to Azure Pack

    Add option for creating client VPN access to hosted servers through WSG.

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  10. Sort list and filter available VHD(X) and ISO files in library

    When a tenant selects to add a ISO or a disk, all the items are shown from the read only lib unsorted. The possibility add sorting and prefilter (for instance based on tags) would enhance the tenant experience and hide unwanted files.

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Allow better customization of the standalone or virtual wizard

    When asking users to provide input for deploying VMs, not all options are "enforceable. Admin password, product key etc. always get's prompted.

    Although this might work great in the Service Provider space, enterprise must be able to fully customize the "input experience" to enforce standards and ensure manageability.

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  12. VM Role (external) validation hooks

    Parameter validation options are very limited and could be expanded with (external) script hooks.
    Example:
    An Enterprise utilizes Azure Pack internally. All VM roles must join the same Active Directory domain. During VM role deployment a computer name is provided by the user. There is no way to check against Active Directory if this computer name is already in use. Worst case scenario, the user enters a name of a server already in use and highjacks the trust relationship with the new VM role breaking service of the “old” server. Many other scenarios could be thought of. It would be…

    9 votes
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  13. External Network connectivity by Direct Routing with HNV GatewayVM

    and Tenant can select "Which VM Network could be connected which External Network"

    9 votes
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  14. Add CTRL-ALT-END to the Console Connect login screen

    Today it is not obvious to a tenant how to log on to a VM from the Console Connect screen. There is a small menu in the Console Connect screen that could be used to trigger CTRL-ALT-END.

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. VPN details or script

    Let tenants download VPN config script via the portal, like in Microsoft Azure. Or at least supply the details needed to setup the connection.

    9 votes
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  16. 8 votes
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  17. Set NIC bandwidth settings (QOS weight / classification) with VM Role

    The VM Role currently does not allow you to assign a classification (bandwidth weight) to the NIC)

    8 votes
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  18. Add option for tenant portal to select where created VHD file is stored for virtual machine

    Currently customers cant use self service portal to select where VHDs are stored. Also usage service do not report storage usage based on storage classification. With this limitation it is very problematic to sell storage with different characteristics for different price.

    8 votes
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  19. The ability to create vm’s without OS

    For disaster recovery purpose

    7 votes
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  20. Allow creation of VM Roles/Gallery Items to Windows 7/8/8.1 VMs, Currently only Server O/S

    Allow creation of VM Roles/Gallery Items to Windows 7/8/8.1 VMs, Currently only Server O/S

    7 votes
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    3 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you clarify what you are trying to accomplish? Thank you!

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