Ability to allow startup of VM's prior to running updates.
In our environment all large amount of vm's is not started all the time. But need to be up to date. I could create runbooks to start the vm just before the scheduled update and deallocate at the end. But controlling this from the schedule itself could be helpfull.
This is now possible with pre/post steps (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/pre-post-scripts) and the examples here:
good solution but we can't automate the full solution using powershell command : New-AzureRmAutomationSoftwareUpdateConfiguration
have you plan to do this ? and the enrollment of VM in Updatemanagment too ?
This is definitely required it is quite an effort to create runbooks for starting / stopping VMs
James Quinn commented
Any time frames on when this will be implemented?