Be able to add additional disk space to the VMs
Can you please elaborate on this scenario? If we provide an option to change the sku size (ex. change small to medium/large or vice versa), would that suffice?
Jim Ratsch commented
No, although it would be nice to be able to change the SKU size, it would not address this problem. The whole premise for running nested virtualization is to run VMs on the virtual host. Many different types of labs will require more than 4 or so VMs, which is about the limit considering the footprint of fresh installed Windows on those VMs. My customer wants to set up a generic lab for testing, that will have AD and other roles in it. This will take at least a dozen VMs, but conceptually would really be great because they could issue copies of it to different admins on the team to do independent testing without interfering with other admins' (students :-)) work. I would suggest adding the capability to either have a nested template with an additional drive, along with the expected cost, OR add an option to add additional space to any SKU, along with an estimated cost.
Tyler Dickieson commented
+1 We have some large software packages that need some extra C: drive space.
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My class doesn't fit in to the <98GB of free space on the hard drive, because we have a few virtual machines. It would be nice to have the option to increase the hard disk space available for use, especially for instances recommended for nested virtualization.
I have had a scenario where I had enough RAM and CPU-cycles, but did not have enough disk-space to support the set of nested vm's I needed to run. Expanding the disk space only (maybe already on lab creation) will fix this, but I see challenges when it comes to the billing scenario that is easy to understand and based on pre-defined SKU sizes.
Robin Admin commented
No. I don't need lots of CPU power, but I do need bigger than a 120GB C drive.
I need to either be able to increase the C drive size, or add additional data disks.
Otherwise the storage is too small to run multiple VMs from. I've got plenty of CPU and RAM but insufficient storage.