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  1. Single pane of glass. Manage Microsoft Azure subscriptions from Microsoft Azure Stack and vice versa

    Since Portal and ARM are consistent across clouds it would be awesome if we can manage an Microsoft Azure subscription from Microsoft Azure Stack (preferably add to ARM like a region). And vice versa add a Microsoft Azure Stack region to Microsoft Azure (preferable as a region in ARM for that tenant).

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • API to monitor the real-time network usage of the VMs and Subscriptions

      Azure Stack should provide the API to monitor the real-time network usage of the VMs and Subscriptions. While abnormal network traffic occurred, Administrator of CSP should get the alert.

      109 votes
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        1 comment  ·  ARM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • API to monitor Tenant’s VM location in the Hypervisors

        Azure Stack should provide the API to monitor Tenant’s VM location in the Hypervisors, once any of the hypervisor crash, Administrator of CSP should receive the alert to verify the impact scope and notify the tenants to check their services.

        108 votes
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          2 comments  ·  ARM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Increase the deferral policy to 6 months or 1 year

          Increase the deferral policy to 6 months or 1 year so service providers have adequate time to plan for and update.
          Frequent update disrupts their uptime SLA’s with their end customers.
          If there are any new features in an update, PM of service providers need plan property products base on marketing requirements and billing integration.

          108 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VNET Peering in Azure Stack

            Please consider to implement VNET Peering on Azure Stack (like available on Azure) to be able to connect VNETs within the Azure Stack Region without the need to provision VPN-Gateways

            91 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support N-series in Azure Stack for GPU based payloads

              Please add the support of N-series virtual machine in Azure Stack, in order to allow GPU intensive payload opportunities (such as 3D engineering or Laser scans applications)

              73 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Compute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Metering for Internet usage for tenants

                Provide the metering for the network usage for internet traffic ingress & egress for a tenant.

                This is essential for Service Providers in order to bill and recover internet usage costs

                72 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Multiple region support for Azure Stack

                  For HA application deployment across diferrent sites we have the requirement to support multiple regions within azure stack.

                  67 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Desktop as a Service (DaaS) cloud service for Azure Stack

                    As a hosting service provider (the majority who will use Azure stack in production) and large enterprise, customers wanted the capability to provide Desktop as a service (DaaS) for Windows Azure Pack. We need this cloud service in Azure Stack for GA.

                    46 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ASDK: Extended network connectivity

                      I like the default ASDK setup that do not need extended network knowledge to get it up and running. That should stay as it is.

                      At the other hand, more advanced network setups where connectivity outside the ASDK environment can be needed. Some use cases:

                      1. In our case we are running a Azure Stack proof-of-concept that includes connectivity to other systems and the internet

                      2. Development use case were you are developing / testing your application and the application need existing test systems that are outside the ASDF environment. Think of: enterprise message busses, datawarehouses / databases, integration with…

                      43 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to support enterprise proxy

                        In TP2 a transparent proxy only is supported to communicate with Azure. Unfortunately thats no option because of our network security policy. So it prevents to use Azure Stack as a future hybrid Cloud platform. We need the ability that Azure Stack supports enterprise proxy servers with proxy authentication/ssl interception.

                        40 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to have storage only nodes

                          Have the ability to have storage only nodes to an existing stamp

                          38 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Azure Container Services

                            Implement Azure Container Services on Azure Stack. It would be nice to have this available when Azure Stack ships.

                            36 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Compute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • View for customer Azure Stack VMs

                              We need a few where we can see all the VMs for all our customers via Azure Stack Admin portal. There are such views networks and storage accounts for example and I cannot understand why there is not such view for VMs. From that view we do not want to control the VMs like Start and Stop but we would want to see the size of the vm, the number of disks, the network adapters, their state, the network security groups, etc. Basically all the configurations of the VMs. This information also needs to be available in the Admin ARM…

                              24 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Compute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Azure Stack Meter List per API

                                Expose data of https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-stack/azure-stack-usage-related-faq as a simple API (A json file containing the data was already enough).

                                The should be an automatic way to get Azure Stack Meters, as we expect this list to grow :)

                                23 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Deployment via ARM should support managed disks schema at the very least

                                  I am not suggesting that all the technology of managed disks should be possible on Stack although this would clearly be useful. I think that, at the very least, Azure Stack should be able to deal with the managed disks schema in ARM templates without erroring thereby allowing for templates to be deployable seamlessly between Stack and Azure.

                                  22 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  ARM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide VM size data in invoice Reconcile File

                                    Please provide the size of the VM in the invoice reconcile file. This is needed so we can charge differently for different series just like it is in Azure. Having that data only in usage API is not useful for us as we directly use the reconcile file. Also our customers will be able to see that data and see how much they've spend for each size.

                                    17 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Compute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to restrict compute sizes available to users

                                      It would be very beneficial to have the ability to restrict what compute sizes are available to users via offers much like you have the ability to do in Azure Dev/Test Labs. as we are working with a restricted set of compute capacity it would allow admins to have more granular control.

                                      17 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Compute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add PTR support for DNS resolution of the external facing infrastructure services in Azure Stack

                                        Some customers may need to define firewall rules based on URLs rather than IP addresses. For this to work for the incoming traffic, PTR resolution must be available for the IP range used by the external facing infrastructure services of Azure Stack.

                                        16 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • IOPs upper limit applied to virtual disks

                                          The application of IOPs upper limits (QoS) to virtual disks in line with the Azure-based storage profile for type of storage.

                                          This is to prevent "noisy neighbors" affecting other tenants in a multi-tenant scenario

                                          e.g. HDD (Standard) - Max 500 IOPs per disk

                                          15 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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