We need a way to allow our customers to import a database dump (.bak file) through the Windows Azure Pack portal.26 votes
Thanks for the suggestion and we are looking into this.
It's very difficult to get a local machine set up so that Workflows destined for SMA can be tested and debugged on a local machine as though they were in the SMA environment. A lot of times you have to write a workflow on your local machine, put it in SMA, watch it break (often without much debugging output unless you used write-verbose), and then you have to try to fix it on your local machine. And your local machine doesn't match SMA, so you have to upload it to SMA again to test, watch if fail, and cycle repeats. I know there are ways to get the machine to more closely match SMA by installing certain modules, but it's confusing and trips up a lot of users.
It's very difficult to get a local machine set up so that Workflows destined for SMA can be tested and debugged on a local machine as though they were in the SMA environment. A lot of times you have to write a workflow on your local machine, put it in SMA, watch it break (often without much debugging output unless you used write-verbose), and then you have to try to fix it on your local machine. And your local machine doesn't match SMA, so you have to upload it to SMA again to test, watch if fail, and cycle repeats.…25 votes
SMA ISE Add-on which allows you to test and debug runbooks from ISE has been released.
Check this blog post for more details – blogs.technet.microsoft.com/orchestrator/20..
It would be good if DiscoverAllLocalModules would keep hash information about modules so when it goes through the discovery it would not need to process all the modules, that would increase speed exponentially, if the hash of the module has change then the DiscoverAllLocalModules would know that the module has been updated.24 votes
Thanks for the feedback! We can look into this.
The VM Role is now single tier, multiple instances. Match the VMM service template functionality with multiple tier configurations.24 votesRupi Sureshkumar responded
We are looking into this. And as Samir mentioned, a workaround via SMA may apply to your scenario in the time being.
The Windows Azure Pack Tenant Portal allows you to display Diagnostic information by pressing ALT + CTRL + A
It would be great to add the current user claims (UPN & Group Claims) to that screen.24 votes
Thank you for this idea. We are investigating.
Windows Azure Pack Update Rollup 6 added the possibility to create and restore checkpoints from the tenant portal. this is great! but oddly, the tenant cannot delete the checkpoint, this make the checkpoint concept useless. Please plan to add the remove checkpoint possibility to the UR7 road map.23 votes
When a user logs in the tenant portal, the user basically only has two tabs (All items and My account), and the user has to add a subscription to get services. The user may be new to WAP portal and gets confused, can we have some default plans for the new users?22 votesRupi Sureshkumar responded
Hi Ray, In the same vein of what Samir mentioned, there is a way currently for the admin to give a tenant a subscription so that when the tenant logs in, they already have a subscription and access to the resources of that subscription. Does that solve your scenario or were you looking for additional functionality?
For remote endpoints22 votes
Thank you, we will look into this.
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.20 votes
A VM cannot be provisioned with a blank hard disk which means SCCM cannot be used to build the VM using PXE or an ISO image attached to the VM's DVD drive. Instead a provisioned virtual disk must be used which adds additional support and management overhead. The additional overhead includes separate build and patch management processes and a significant number of VM templates to support different OS's and hardware configurations.19 votes
My customer is holding off on WAP and looking for other solutions, as they are not able to deploy guest clusters using VM Roles. They are huge VMWare customer, just started deploying Hyper-V, one of the selling point was guest cluster creation using Shared VHDX. Not having this is in VMRole, creating deployment delays.18 votes
As of now you can only mount ISOs from the VMM library, it would be good to be able to mount DVD/ISO/VHD or other similar devices from the users computer i.e. mount from the users physical hardware.17 votes
As a disaster recovery mechanism, allow tenant VMs to be replicated to public Azure. Possibly a cloud service that is activated by an admin and consumed by the tenant. Test failover, planned failover and unplanned failover should be controllable by tenant from tenant portal.17 votes
Today SMA runbooks can be triggered when an "action" is taken. However there is no (synchronous) way to prevent the action to take place or to "modify" the parameters for the action. Examples where this would be helpful: Runbook that puts VM in maintenance mode for SCOM when tenant does shutdown from portal. Runbook that fetches a new computer name from custom database an injects into create VM action. Today these actions need to be done "after the fact" as a cleanup task (e.g. rename the server)16 votes
Thanks for the feedback! This is something that we have thought about and need to do some further investigating to figure out how it can be done.
Debugging Azure Pack services can be a huge pain because error messages are:
1: top level messages
2: global stack traces
If errors are *more specific it would be easier to debug and would save me a lot of time on the azurepack forums16 votes
This is very helpful feedback, we definitely want you to have as seamless experience as possible when using Azure Pack. Could you provide some examples of any error messages that were particularly cryptic or hard to debug for you?
Ex: if the payment is overdue, user should not be allow to add more vm's, create new websites, etc. There is an API to do this for subscriptions, but it is not enough.15 votes
Thank you for the feedback. You are correct, you can now only do this via subscription changes (i.e. add-ons) but we will look into supporting this at the resource creation level.
If tenant resources are spread across multiple datacenters, there should be a choice of datacenter as a unit of organization.15 votes
Thank you for your feedback! We too would love to bring this Azure-consistent functionality on-premise.
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.14 votes
Add support to add load balance between VM's like in public Azure (via trafic manager or VM load balancing feature)14 votes
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