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  1. Exclude parent differencing disk size from storage usage in tenant portal

    Currently if a VM template is configured to deploy the VM by creating a differencing disk, the "size" of that VM in the tenant portal is reported as the maximum size of the differencing disk vhdx, plus the maximum size of the parent vhdx.

    For example, a VM template with a 50GB vhdx configured to create a differencing disk of 100GB will consume 150GB of the tenants storage quota, however the tenant only has access to 100GB within their VM.

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  2. Store VM Template or Hardware profile "size" that the VM was created with

    Currently in WAP (2015-05), when you create a standalone VM you choose either a VM Template or a hardware profile "size". This is not stored with the VM anywhere and the "size" in the tenant portal is only reported as "# of Cores, # of RAM". This should be more like public Azure where sizes are predefined and they stick with the VM and are reported (or at least what the initial size was before any modifications).

    This should also be exposed in the OData Rest API.

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  3. Docker

    It's a suggestion. I would like a custom provider with support for Docker and Conteiners

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  4. Point to Site support for Virtual Networks with client configuration option in WAP

    Allow a tenant to interact with his virtual machines running on a virtual network by providing point to site connectivity. The tenant should be able to configure his client through the tenant site.

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  5. Streamline integration of DSC/Puppet/Chef into service offerings.

    It would be great to make it where your different offerings are all based off the same vm deployment, but are simply updating each vm to get the proper policy from an enterprise configuration management platform such as DSC/Puppet/Chef. Many orgs aren't worried about provisioning speed, but long term maintainability.

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  6. Network with Public IPs that the Tenants can see in their VM networks but cannot modify.

    There is way to add such network now but it is not seen in VM Networks.

    6 votes
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  7. Auto-configuration of all relevant Remote Desktop settings

    Auto-configuration of all relevant Remote Desktop settings from WAP tenant portal (either via Windows Gateway or otherwise), so tenants can easily connect to their VMs via RDP

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    0 comments  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you specify the scenario and what exactly you are trying to do?

  8. Allow us to assign port ranges

    Asterisk voip servers and usually default at port 10000 - 20000
    i can not assign these ports, i built a script to make 150 ports, but that is more a tease lol, also there should be an option in the panel to switch to static IP , im sure that would get yall a lot more money

    5 votes
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  9. Provision Maximum and Minimum IOPS as part of a subscription Services

    Allow the use of minimum and maximum IOPS functionality as part of the Virtual Machine Cloud subscription and/or Virtual Machine Templates

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  10. 5 votes
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  11. shared disk

    Sharing of virtual hard disks between VMs

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  12. 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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  13. Add support for Availability sets from VMM

    Add ability to create and manage Availability sets for VMs.

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  14. Applications : Develop User and Application Provisioning Templates

    Windows Azure Pack would really come into it's own if it starts to make available templates (ideally customisable) for deployment of applications and services. Applications like Dynamics AX, NAV, and others would really benefit from this. Similarly with user management.

    Reason : At the moment, there doesnt appear to be any comparable MS option to Citric's Cloud Portal product, where they have templates in place for deployment of things like Office 365, CRM, and other server apps.

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  15. Option to immediately suspend VM and VM role deployment until SMA continues it

    It would be great if the deployment could be suspended the moment the tenant user deploys the VM or VM role. This would allow for better control through SMA to prepare the environment (e.g. precreation of computer accounts, etc). When preparation is done, SMA could trigger the deployment to proceed.

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    1 comment  ·  IAAS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you provide more information on this scenario? Is this related to approval workflow?

  16. Possibility to use VM templates without OS customizations

    In VMM is possible to create and use this type of VM templates, but WAP do not see this type of templates in admin portal. It is useful for fully preconfigured VHDs.

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  17. Add NLB capabilities to the Virtual Network Gateway

    When creating a Rule/Endpoint would be great to choose multiple internal targets and traffic distribution algorithm. Would be simple way to get HA/LB for a farm of VMs

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  18. 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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  19. Allow restore images and screenshots , or take screenshots if images has additional cost

    My vm is constantlly going down for no reason, without me even finishing setting it up.. i creat images, but i need constantly create a new vm to restore data.. with xenserver i am ble to restore snap shots in 5 secs. i want that.

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  20. Affinity / anti-affinity for services

    Allow the tenant to select affinity / anti-affinity for cloud services (for instance multiple instances in a single VM Role)

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