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  1. Delete resource with ARM template

    With delivery pipeline it is often needed to create and drop resources for the environments.
    Currently resource manager does not support deprovision deployment mode.
    It means that there is no way to delete exact resources which are specified within the template and were deployed during environment creation.
    Unfortunately Delete Resource Group is not an option because often resources are deployed in different resource groups.
    Actually Delete is part of Complete mode deployment, could you please just make it separate.

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  2. Automatically delete old deployments as DeploymentQuotaExceeded error occurs

    We are often hitting the DeploymentQuotaExceeded error, exceeding the quota of 800 deployments. This happens because old deployments are never deleted, no matter how old they are. We would like to request as a feature a rolling behavior where, as the quota is reached, the oldest deployment is automatically deleted.

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  3. Increase Keyvault Reference Limit in Parameters from 29 to 60+

    As of right now, the communicated limit for keyvault references in a parameters file is "30", but is actually in practice 29 (appears to be a bug?).

    This limitation is quite low for mature systems. Take, for example, the following potential data points:


    • Multiple SQL ids/passwords, storage account keys, AI instrumentation, Redis cache credentials, etc. for connection strings

    • App to app communication creds/API keys

    • Programmatically created dynamically named/numbered resources

    • References to signing keys for different purposes

    Many of the clients I work with are struggling with this issue, which seems easily fixable by increasing the limit to a larger number.…

    29 votes
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  4. Identity function for Azure Resource Manager Templates to know who submitted the deployment

    It would be good to be able to have a something that returned the user that requested the deployment, either the UPN or the AAD object Id. This can then be used to


    • Tag the resource with the details of who created/last updated.
      This would be great to avoid the masss of resources created without anyone knowing who created them. Thus helping audit and manageability.
      If its a function it could be used in policy and thus enforced tagging.


    • Add permissions based on the user doing the deploy.
      The last one is useful for the developer scenario where the you…

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  5. Set schedule to delete deployments history

    Currently, The deployment history limits are 800 per resource group so if we will use many resources for long term, we might be upper limit.
    I hope we can use a feature that setting schedule to delete the history.

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  6. “created date” and “created by” should be default attributes for every azure resource

    By default every azure resource should have "Created Date" and "Created By" metadata.

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  7. YAML/YML support for ARM

    Can we have YAML support for ARM just like AWS cloudformation

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  8. feature request to Complete mode when deploying ARM templates


    1. Whether it's possible to add a feature to restrict certain users from using Complete mode when deploying ARM templates in Azure DevOps.

    2. Whether it's possible to add a feature to prompt a confirm window if user is using Complete mode and explain what Complete mode does in the confirm window.

    3. Whether it's possible to remove existing pipelines in the Data Factory while deploying new ARM template.

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  9. Shelve the resource group as a blueprint

    While working on a solution I created a resources under one resource group and finished working model. However I can not keep running due to cost. so i quickly deleted. I do have an option of generating code etc.. and re-provision. However if there is an option of shelve entire resource group and run a model or take blue print which can be used to demo(pictorial/animated).

    For actual demo, we simply click on the shelved rg and re-provision entire solution.

    Am I asking too much??? But i think it is doable.. and will be ahead of competitors. No one has…

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  10. Assign resources in ARM templates a simple unique reference ID

    The dependsOn array (for example) uses a horrible syntax to refer to resources within the same ARM template. I don't know why since they're all objects in the same "memory space" so when the template is run, they could have simple IDs and a simple way to refer to them.

    Imagine if we were able to assign our own GUID or other unique surrogate ID to each resource, it could be used to refer to resources in the same template without the nightmare addressing syntax you have.

    The deployment manager can maintain a memory structure containing the ID and the…

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  11. Automated Destruction of Resource, planned on deployment

    It would be cool if i can give a date on deployment when a certain resource i deploy is automatically destroyed again. Either after a certain amount of time or with a certain date. i could do this myself with a account/vm which manages the rest of the resources, but give a date with azure cli on creation would be much nicer :)

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  12. Run Ansible/Chef/Salt on deployment via ARM

    When you deploy a Linux or Windows virtual machine deployment, via ARM. Allow an Ansible playbook to be run.

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  13. Allow actual output of type "securestring"

    When defining ARM outputs, "securestring" is a valid type, but nothing is actually outputted. This raises the question as to why it's a valid type, if it serves no purpose.

    The "securestring" should be returned for further processing. (Alternately, there should be a schema error for specifying a type that can't work.)

    Additional discussion at https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs/issues/32931.

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  14. CopyIndex - add staged length for count

    Add CopyIndex function to allow a numerical length to count. Enterprise may have their naming standards end with "01", "02", "03", etc. CopyIndex currently will only count logically from 0. "1" "2" "3", etc.

    Suggested framework:
    CopyIndex(loopName, offset, stagedlength)

    Suggest framework example:
    CopyIndex('VM',1,000)

    Results would be:
    VM001
    VM002
    VM003
    VM004

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  15. Allow usage of function arrays in the dependsOn section

    The dependsOn section needs an array of strings, and each string added can call some functions like resourceId, parameters, and variables. But it does not accept a parameter or variable that contains an array of strings. It also doesn't allow the use of copy.

    Allowing this would make it much easier (actually make it possible) to dynamically generate a list of dependencies based on parameters.

    For instance, creating alerts links to action group resources. It is very likely that the action groups to use are given as a parameter (array of strings). Converting those strings to resourceIds (multiple) is easy…

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  16. Azure subscriptions under new azure plan

    We are implementing new Azure plan and are trying to create multiple azure subscriptions under same azure plan.
    For this we are using azure management portal API - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/management/programmatically-create-subscription?tabs=rest#find-the-billing-accounts-that-you-have-access-to
    but it is not giving proper success response. looking for a help on this.

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  17. complete mode

    Complete mode deployment randomly fails. After investigation, we find that when deploying in Complete mode, it will delete old resources in random sequence without dependency check. Certainly the deletion of a resource referencing by others will fail, and the whole deployment will fail after retries and timeout.

    Can we add dependency check for deletion in Complete mode deployment?

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  18. assign byos in arm

    i would like the ability to assign storage path mappings for webapps through arm templates. I can currently create entire environments that include my linux container webapp but then after the template creation is completed i have to use cli to add drive mounts. would be great to get the entire environment into arm since 99% of it is there.

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  20. I want to be able to deal with Answer files (unattend.xml) after Syprep in Azure VM

    Currently, it is possible to perform Sysprep on VMs on Azure, but it is not possible to respond using Answer files (unattend.xml).
    Since it is possible to respond on-premise, we strongly hope to implement automatic logon etc with Answer files (unattend.xml).

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