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How can we improve Azure Batch? Do you have an idea, suggestion or feedback based on your experience? We would love to hear it!

  1. Support Managed Service Identity

    We made application that uses Managed Service Identity.
    It's easy and friendly way to access Azure Key Vault that contains some secrets.

    Actually, Azure Batch is not support Managed Service Identity.
    In this situation, We have to make another application between MSI enabled environment (Azure VM, Web Apps) and disabled environment (Azure Batch).

    We don't want writing secrets in application package, environment variables and clear text configuration.
    We want strongly Managed Service Identity in Azure Batch.

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  2. Implement local Batch emulation

    Please allow full emulation of Batch jobs to facilitate local development and testing prior to deployment.

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  3. Support on Premise Batch Nodes

    It would be great to have support for on-premise nodes to support hybrid workloads. This could help with connectivity issues for specific types of specialized data sources. Having a "Batch Agent" that could be installed on any server so it can register in a pool and be sent work would be really valuable.

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  4. Add diagnostics support for Azure Batch

    Currently Azure Batch does not support diagnostics/telemetry/performance counters. It would be really useful to have something like a New relic or an App insights integration.

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  5. Need reimage support on VirtualMachineConfiguration-based pool

    Hi Batch Team, we would like to have reimage support on VirtualMachineConfiguration-based pools as well. We know that currently it is supported on CloudServiceConfiguration-based pools. This would greatly reduce the effort to maintain the nodes in the pool as we want to regularly reimage the nodes to keep them healthy without deleting the pool and recreating again. Thanks so much!

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  6. Option to base Pool on job topology rather than VM Type

    Have the option to specify on the job/task level the CPU, Memory, Disk, network, optional GPUs topology and have the Batch service select the best VM type based on price (OD, Azure Spot) and/or capacity/performance rather than asking the user to specify the VM type upfront.

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  7. Deploy certificate from Azure Key Vault to compute node

    Rather than having to associate a certificate with a pool, being able to associate a certificate in a Key Vault that's been created with the -EnabledForDeployment flag would help centralize management of certificates being deployed to both VM's and Batch nodes.

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  8. Azured Batch Job Scheduling: Custom Scheduling

    Currently, Azure batch job scheduling allows for scheduling with a recurrence interval. However, I have customer requests where they would like to run Azure Batch jobs on a specific day of each month, year around. The current recurrence interval settings are too stringent to be able to do this easily. Ideally, this feature would allow for custom schedules to accommodate a wide variety of scheduling needs.

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  9. Allow initial value for TargetDedicated when autoscale is enabled for a pool.

    Otherwise it takes at least 5 minutes to start the tasks!

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  10. Notification to users on outages and VM SKU availability.

    We had configured to use Azure Batch Service in Batch Service Allocation Mode. (and not user Subscription Mode)
    We have been using Azure Batch Services for past 11 months and things were fine until we hit few issues recently--

    1 Network Ouages
    2 F2SV2 Series of VM un-available for usage

    Now as service user's this were serious issues impact our business. And we would like to be notified for such outages and unavailability of VM's.
    Since Batch Service was provisioned to have sufficient dedicated core quota for F and other series of VM, suddenly un-availability without any notification was a…

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  11. Jobs of equal priority should be executed in submission order

    If I have a fixed number of dedicated VMs, then it is important that queued jobs run in submission order. Sure I could use the priority to achieve this, but then I can't use priority for real business use case prioritisation. Sure I could reserve priority ranges, but this is getting complicated when it should just process them in submission order.

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  12. 22 votes
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  13. Add support for Azure Batch in Azure Stack

    I'm working with a client that requires extensive batch processing and does not want to utilize Azure cloud at this time. We are designing a system that incorporates Azure Service Fabric (on-premises) as part of the overall data integration framework. It would be great if we could add a native batch-processing facility that utilizes Azure tooling and design, but runs in legacy infrastructure (Windows AD networks).

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  14. Add support for ceil, round, floor functions in auto-scaling formula

    Auto-scaling formulas should add support for these rounding functions:

    round()
    ceil()
    floor()

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  15. Support Azure Batch in hybrid cloud environment possibly via kubernetes

    We have some customers who want us to deploy to their own infrastructure or another vendor's infrastructure. Batch is a terrific product, and it would be nice to be able to leverage it on different environments when necessary. This is similar to the suggestions to run nodes on prem or run in Azure Stack, but those are insufficient solutions for some of our customers.

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  16. Azure batch node disk encryption

    It would be helpful for azure batch to have encryption at rest for a layer of protection for task temporary files.

    The discussion here illustrates it's overly tricky:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/71bc46a7-593a-447c-912b-b95754198c6b/does-batch-use-encrypted-local-storage?forum=azurebatch

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  17. Allow B-Series VMs to be chosen

    I understand that the main use case of Batch is for high performance computing, but we have a use case where we have jobs that are I/On (disk / network) dependent, so don't take an awful lot of processing power and would run easily in Bingley Series VMs

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  18. <Request>Please be sure to be able to delete batch trigger like other connectors

    Currently it is impossible to delete batch triggers by design and it is necessary to recreate Logic Apps once. Please be sure to be able to delete batch trigger like other connectors.

    <Japanese>
    現在、設計上、バッチトリガーを削除することはできません、一度Logic Appsの再作成が必要です。他のコネクターと同様にバッチトリガーも削除できますようにしてください

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  19. Add Azure function triggers for batch

    It would be great to have these triggers on job/task started/ended.

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  20. Add outbound storage account list

    In the documentation you have to allow all outbound traffic when going to Storage Account in the Azure Batch. However, when using Azure Firewall, we can narrow down the access to specific storage accounts. I would like to have a list of Storage Accounts to whitelist instead of whitelisting all storage accounts.

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