Rename Resource Groups
Need the ability to rename resource groups either via PowerShell or the new portal.
The Azure Resource Manager team is actively investigating the scenarios around renaming resource groups. To help us better understand the use-cases and to determine which implementations may be viable to address the problem, we would appreciate if you could fill out this 3-minute survey:
Greg Martin commented
Is this coming or what? The move function is useless as commented below it can't take half the items with it... ExpressRoute for example.
+1, it's 2018 already!
Pino De Francesco commented
Wow MSFT... in 3 years this is still "Planned"... is this that complex???
There has to be a simple solution to this rename issue. How about just add a new field to the schema called display name and allow that to be renamed, while keeping the original name hidden and unchangeable, and force display names to be unique per subscription so I can't remame a displayname to an existing one. Another great question is why was the current solution enginered as such, it's like saying once I create a folder name I can't every change that name and oh by the way, some of the files in that folder cannot be moved to other folders. Really I don't care what it looks like behind the scene's, I just want a user interface that is user friendly.
The proposed solution is going nowhere ... new types of resources can not be moved ... like managed disks, vm's using managed disks neither ... The solution should be based on GUID's and display names. If this is not a simple task, then at least it should be the strategy so that every service of Azure can implement that.
Going through the painful exercise of tidying up over 150 resource groups for two of our subscriptions, had to follow the incredibly slow process of moving 200 traffic manager profiles from one resource group only to find it failed for two profiles which resulted in them getting deleted by the failed request which resulted in a ticket to Microsoft to recover the two profiles which in turn caused two clients sites to go down as the DNS could not be routed correctly. Luckily this was all in our pre production environment and Microsoft fixed the move process so it did not delete objects if the move was unsuccessful!
Seriously, had all this pain because we wanted to rename a "descriptive bit of text".
Dan Sullivan commented
When you're in Microsoft **** you know it.™️
Padilla, Henry commented
I think it has been firmly established that this is a big deal to your customers.
MS, you might want to put some effort into isolating the display names from functionality so we can use them as we see fit.
Roy Kim commented
This is the year 2017. Why can't we rename stuff?
Eric McStravick commented
Only been requested for 3+ years. This seems like a giant oversight to base ANYTHING on an objects name. If it's so hard, just hide the "NAME" field from the interface and give us a description field that is a copy of name...
Can't believe that this is not possible ...
Matt Woodcock commented
Come on MS, all we want is a rename option!
Stefan Koell commented
Can't believe that this is not possible...
Same issue, wow, who in MS signed this design off! Change in business functions, departments, company mergers - so many reasons to rename resources.
Trond Haugmo commented
Since moving resources from one RG to another cannot be done with certain objects (for example when certs have been assigned to web apps) it is very frustrating that a resource group cannot be renamed.
Robert Caretta commented
So when will this be worked on?
Fayez Mohammed commented
I was surprised when I went back to rename my resources and could not, Opened a support case requesting they do it (assuming that feature was locked for us), and I was quite shocked to hear that its by design that you cannot rename resources. It would take a lot of additional hours to go in and redeploy all those resources with the correct name now. This is quite a flaw in my opinion, not sure what security constraints are attached to it that Microsoft has locked the renaming feature on the resources. Please get this addressed ASAP. Thanks
Kevin Strong-Holte commented
Wow. Just, wow.
Brian Seekford commented
Did they really use the Name field as a primary key? WTF?????
Claus Nielsen commented
Seriously? You can't rename resources?