AzureStack Virtual Machine Console Access
I liked the Serial Console feature on the Azure Portal, but was very disappointed to find that i cannot do the same on the Azure Stack Development Kit. Is this available on Azure Stack but needs to be enabled somehow or is it planned for a future release?
Urban Blomstedt commented
The Serial Console was included in my creation of our total Disaster Recover Plan for our two domain controllers, a step by step description to come back to life. In some steps You must have Serial Console because RDP won't work to a server booted in DSRM mode. When we started to build our virtual servers we had to do it in Azure Stack and then my Disaster Recovery Plan was useless. I need this feature as soon as possible. It's urgent.
Victor Silva commented
We need this feature as soon as possible: If we had a problem with a Linux VM, we need to wait for the response of the engineers of support to start to work on the support request (because it needs an intervention of the support engineers to work at the virtualization level).
This needs to be added urgently.
Unmourning the virtual hard drives, and then mounting them onto a donor machine in a chroot environment is so time consuming. If this were to repair a a mistake in fstab etc then maybe its self inflicted, however due to instability in the azure stack this is often needed to recover the vm - eg fsck rootvg following io pauses.
This would also be valuable in boot time problem investigation.
I know of no other virtualisation layer that does not offer this basic offering.
jack watson commented
Yes i think this approach will solve many issues.
Wanis Elabbar commented
Any word on when this will be implemented please? along with vnet peering and other pending features??