Azure Reservations

  1. Align reservations and Meter

    Microsoft distinquished various product families for reservations. However, in the reporting and dashboards product families are mixed, which makes it hard to define reservation volumes.
    As an example: You can buy D_v2 and DSv2 reservations. In the billing file and the cost analysis dashboard you see only D*v2/DS_v2 items. Even the MeterID and the Partnumber are equal for Dv2 and DS*v2 (as is the unit cost). So, why distinquish between products and reservations and group everything together in the reporting and dashboarding. Appreciate a straight approach here, to be able to manage reservation volumes.

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  2. Tags for Reservation

    It would great to tag reservations similar to most other existing resources in Azure

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  3. Cost Reporting on Reserved Instances to compare cost of PayAsYoGo against Reserved Instance to show you are getting the estimated savings.

    We need to be able to report to Finance on the cost savings of Virtual Machines and Reserved Instance purchases, for example the pay-as-you-go cost stacked against the Reserved Instance purchases. This includes usage reporting, allocating percentages, across multiple Subscriptions that are using Shared RI's under the same EA.

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  4. Add more reservation options to help decrease the cost of long term services.

    Add more reservation options to help decrease the cost of long term services.

    Its impressive the price difference between a Windows and Linux VM with 3 year commitment.

    Services like storage (specially backup) are excellent candidates for reservations.

    Please consider to add Reservations for:
    Windows OS Licences (On Azure VMs)
    Storage (Backups, storage accounts, etc).
    Bandwith.
    App Service Plans

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  5. migrate api

    Feature to migrate an API or select which APIs to migrate from an APIM instance, to another instance. To migrate the selected APIs with their endpoints and policies.

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  6. Conditional Access control for Azure AD PowerShell, which calls Microsoft Graph.

    Has consideration been given to the possibility of enabling conditional access control for Azure AD PowerShell, which calls Microsoft Graph? This would enable organizations to be able to control who can use AzureAD powershell to query their Azure AD instance.

    Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/conditional-access-azure-management

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  7. Support a function to check in which Availability Zone a resource has been deployed.

    In some cases, users might want to know which availability zone their Azure resources have deployed.

    For instance, zonal services can be used to "lock" resources within an Availability Zone in order to accelerate communications as much as possible, but once deployed, a user has no way to check which zone he/she deployed, thus he/she needs to keep the information at the time of deployment.

    A function to see Availability Zone via PowerShell, REST API, or Azure Portal may help users very well.

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  8. Create a role to manage Reserved Instances. The owner shouldn't have to do everything and everyone shouldn't have to be an owner.

    Create a role to manage Reserved Instances. The owner shouldn't have to do everything and everyone shouldn't have to be an owner.

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  9. RI's Benefit for Running VM in EA

    Do a customer has to decommission and recreate VM if want to subscribe for RI's or Reserved instance benefit can be applied for a Running VM

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  10. Collect modifications to Azure reservations (options/scope updates) in activity logs and display them in portal, as well as API capability

    Collect modifications to Azure reservations (options updates, scope change, cancelling/refund, ...) in activity logs and display them in portal, as well as API capability to retrieve such changes. This can help audit reservations, and establish better governance.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  11. Buy Azure Reservation with subscription "owner" privilege assigned with AAD group and Management Group

    Right now Azure reservation can be bought using the EA Account admin or user assigned as "Owner" directly in access control(IAM). But user assigned as "Owner" through AAD or through Management Groups scope are not able to buy the reservations.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  12. Azure Reserved Instances Transfer

    Enable transfer Reserved Instances to another user.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  13. Allow Reserved instances for more subscription types

    It is frustrating that there are only three subscription types which have Reserved Instances available.
    For instance, https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/offers/ms-azr-0035p/ this does not have Reserved Instances available.
    Why does receiving an MPN benefit credit preclude the ability to use Reserved Instances? They should not be related at all.

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  14. RI Recomendations

    As of now, Recommendations are not available based on the instance size flexibility, can we have this feature enabled?

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  15. Reserved Instances Expired Notification

    Reserved Instances Expiry notification sent to the customers doesn't include Azure Subscription ID which causes lots of confusion with customers to identify which subscription has been hosting the compute that is about to expire. - This scenario is applicable to customers using many subscriptions, such as, one of my customer is using 100+ azure subscriptions.

    Could you please add Azure Subscrption ID as part of the RI Expired notification email that you send to the customer enterprise admin?

    Thanks

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  16. Reserved Instances Report improving

    I issue a support ticket, and understand that some level o RI's reporting is not yet available in the portal.

    At the end the request is:
    Can the below API calls, been translated or "published" on portal.azure.com.

    API CALLS

    REST API - https://management.azure.com/providers/Microsoft.Billing/billingAccounts/{enrollmentId}/providers/Microsoft.Billing/billingPeriods/{billingPeriodId}/providers/Microsoft.Consumption/usagedetails?metric={metric}&api-version=2019-04-01-preview&$filter={filter}

    1 - All Charges (usage and purchases) Replace {metric} with ActualCost

    2- Usage that got reservation discount Replace {metric} with ActualCost

    Replace {filter} with: properties/reservationId%20ne%20

    3- Usage that didn't get reservation discount Replace {metric} with ActualCost

    Replace {filter} with: properties/reservationId%20eq%20
    Amortized charges (usage and purchases) Replace {metric} with AmortizedCost

    4- Unused reservation report Replace {metric} with AmortizedCost

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  17. Reservation renewal at renewal option should be defaulted to Auto renew rather than currently we have to get into each one of them

    we have to get to each one and review one by one a current. would be useful to have the default as auto renewal.

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  18. virtual machine reservations cost - should be displayed together with per hour cost

    Friends ,

    On the pages showing VM sizes with prices per month, it would be super useful to show 1-3 years reservations costs.


    • There will be a lot of price transparency introduced which is a good thing for a business wanting look reputable;


    • There will be more incentive for people to go reserved instances.


    • Currently, the cost of VM per hour is not aligned with cost of VM for reservation. Whoever chooses regions for deployment based on per hour cost with a plan to transition to reserved instances later might be in for a nasty surprise realizing that other regions…

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  19. Managing permissions for Azure Reserved VM Instances using Powershell needs to be developed

    Currently in order to grant permissions(ex : Reader Role) on existing Azure Reserved VM Instances, one has to navigate to the IAM manually and select each Reservation(id) and grant the required permissions as stated in the link(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-manage-reserved-vm-instance)

    This process will be hectic when tenant has Reservation Id's in 100's or even below 100. This needs to be managed more easily via powershell.

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  20. cloud service reserved instance (RI)

    When selecting Azure Reservations (Reserved Instances) the recommended quantity does not include any Cloud Services you are running.
    It would be nice if the portal recognised cloud services.

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