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  1. Download patches only

    It would be very useful to have the possibility to schedule a manual update: the patches will be downloaded automatically, but installed manually from Guest OS update console. This is also to avoid possible problems related to the "pending reboot".

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  2. Make it possible to run Update Management pre and post scripts on Hybrid Workers

    The new pre and post scripts feature for Update Management is great:
    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/update-management-dynamic-groups-prepost/

    However, having to use wrapper/parent runbooks for running runbooks on non-Azure machines makes it tedious, especially for those not familiar with using Azure PowerShell to interact with Azure Automation.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/pre-post-scripts#interacting-with-non-azure-machines

    It would be very convenient and more user friendly if pre and post script could be invoked directly on Hybrid Workers, just like regular runbooks can.

    13 votes
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  3. Update of on premises Hyper-V and or S2D Cluster

    An Hyper-V / S2D Cluster needs an tailored mechanism for patching. Otherwise you will disrupt your on premises workload with a scheduled update management deployment.

    6 votes
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  4. Options to "Pause/Hold" Update Management Schedules.

    We need an option to temporarily Hold\Pause the update management schedules.

    This will help us during promotional events or any emergency times to stop installing the updates.

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  5. Add "Drivers" as an update classification.

    Drivers are automatically being pushed when "Select All" is selected for update classification. We need the option to exclude the "Drivers" classification from updates. I opened a ticket on this with Microsoft and was told to post it here.

    12 votes
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  6. Email when updates finish with summary or attachment of results

    Need an email notification when the deployment is complete with summary of which servers were successful/failed. I do not want an email per server.

    29 votes
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  7. deployment schedules

    Please provide the start time in the deployment schedules view. I am seeing my old deployments. My requirement is just to restart some of them. When I am editing them I do not see the new start times and it is really confusing.

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  8. Azure Update Management - ability to filter machines based on machine status/health eg disk space available

    This functionality is in SCCM to allow you to ignore machines that have less than 2GB free on the C: drive for a particular deployment and throw a warning.

    Current behaviour in Azure Update Management will attempt and blow out the disk space

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  9. Update now

    I want to have option - button - to update now server (once), now (no scheduling)

    109 votes
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  10. Options to ignore de-allocated machines while using "Dynamic Groups" feature

    We selected a few "Resource Groups" to update the VM's during the schedule using dynamic groups but if any of the VM is in a de-allocated state that will be obviously failed while deployment, I feel if we have an option to "Ignore De-Allocated" machines it would be great.

    This helps to see less failed deployments since we know our VM's are de-allocated. (If any)

    2 votes
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  11. Daily or weekly email of missing patches

    Ability to have the automation account generate an list of missing updates and email on a daily or weekly basis.

    2 votes
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  12. cluster-aware updating

    The agent should check if all cluster nodes are up and running, befor a update is started

    23 votes
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  13. Adjustable / customisable logging frequency

    I know the data being pumped to Log Analytics is already reasonably small compared to some of the other things that can be pushed there, but is there any possibility to adjust how frequently hosts post data to that endpoint?

    For example, I'd like to reduce the check-in frequency by at least 4x, thereby decreasing log volume and more efficient use of my log analytics storage.

    2 votes
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  14. Linux Updates - Not restarted on kernel upgrade

    We're trialling the update management for our Linux hosts within Azure and despite the packages being upgraded successfully, I've noticed the host hasn't rebooted even after a kernel upgrade.

    Can this please be raised with the appropriate team for investigation?

    2 votes
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  15. Export Deployment Run Report

    It would be helpful to be able to export a deployment run report directly from the update management blade. Also, It would be helpful to have the same export function on the Update Management dashboard for multiple machines. The export from OMS/Log analytics can be used but usually needs to be manipulated to show the same story.

    8 votes
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  16. Add advanced scheduling to support patch Tuesday

    We typically apply patches the weekend after Patch Tuesday but it's not always the second weekend of the month so we can't schedule it with the options available.

    120 votes
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  17. Azure CLI for Azure Automation

    Like to automate the Onboarding VM into Azure Automation using CLI or Terraform module while provisioning the VM ..

    5 votes
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  18. add the possibility to approve updates

    Now, the only thing you can do is allow only ALL updates from one or more categories. We like to have more control over which updates will be installed. Basically the same as you can do in WSUS by approving or declining specific updates.

    4 votes
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  19. OMS Gateway as the updates repository

    Is it possible for updates to be downloaded on the OMS Gateway server and forwarded to clients?
    I do not want to use the WSUS server as a repository.
    I would like OMS Gateway server to connect directly to update.microsoft.com and download the required update itself.

    4 votes
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  20. The possibility to "pin" a patch set for X number of days

    The possibility to "pin" a patch set for X number of days, giving you the possibility of deploying and verifying the same set of patches across individual envs. In other words: same patchset on DEV servers on Monday, Test servers on Tuesday, etc. and Production on Sunday.

    44 votes
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