Azure Reservations

  1. Make Reserved Instances available to PAYG subscribers in all regions

    Please expand the reserved instance offering to all regions. Currently, the FAQ states: "The reserved instance for Pay as you go subscription is not available for Brazil, India, China, Taiwan, Russia, Korea, Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey."

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  2. RBAC Role for Reserved Instance creation WITHOUT Owner role on the Subscription

    RBAC role created so a group can be added for the single purpose of Reserved Instance creation, without keys to the kingdom (Owner rights). Capacity and Procurement would not need such keys as they would only be creating RI’s, following Least Privilege Access.

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  3. Create the ability to give permissions to all subscription reservations to a single principle.

    We would like to have the ability to give permissions to all Reservations within a single EA to a single principle. This would include Enterprise Applications, Users and Groups.

    From what we can tell, when Azure created the Reservation capabilities in their platform, they introduced a new abstract layer of authorization strictly around the Reservations themselves. When reservations are created the only people allowed to view them are the Owner of the subscription that the Reservations were created within, and the user that actual purchased the reservation.

    The primary limitation to this method is that there is no a way…

    29 votes
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  4. Azure Revered Instances - Applying reservation to single or multiple VMs

    Azure Revered Instances - Applying reservation to single or multiple VMs.

    Looks like someone in Azure product team really missed ball on this. Basic things like selecting a VM to apply reservation is not even properly setup or documented. This shows poor work effort provided by the group worked on it.

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  5. Add Reserved Instance Purchases to the Usage Report and/or REST API

    Add Reserved Instance Purchases to the Usage Report and/or REST API

    Currently there is no way to programatically reconcile a billing period using Azure's Usage report, nor the Azure API when Reserved Instances were purchased during the respective billing period.

    The only way to retrieve this information is from the quarterly invoice, when it is available.

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  6. Fix Reservations IAM

    As the Account Administrator for my enrolment, I have no view of RIs which have been provisioned under the enrolment by default unless “Owner” access is explicitly provided by the “Contributor” who purchased the RI.

    In effect, I have no ability to manage RI resources by default; and I may potentially not even know of their existence until I receive the quarterly invoice.

    Please make the RIs accessible as per the standard IAM policy which applies to all other Azure resources (ie. Account and Service Administrators by default can view).

    The Azure Doc (link below) states that "By default, the…

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  7. Reserved Instance for HDInsight

    HDInsight machines are commonly used for long periods, it would be really great if we could apply reserved instances to these VMs.

    It is more cost effective to spin a HDP cluster through the Azure marketplace (with reserved instances) and have an external company administrate this than use HDInsight. Which seems to defeat the objective.

    Look forward to hearing back from you.

    Kind regards

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  8. 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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  9. Global Admin should have capability to view Reserved Instance reservations.

    Global admins SHOULD be able to view (or at least manage permissions) of Reserved Instance reservations in the Azure portal. Currently, only the purchaser and account owner can manage the permissions. This is contradictory to everything else in Azure, where a Global Admin alywas has the capability to change permissions (acting as a User Access Administrator).

    On a secondary note, Read-only admins in the Enterprise Agreement portal should also have the ability to view reserved instance data.

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  10. Pricing calculator - Reserved VM Instances. When choosing "1/3 year reserved" with Windows OS selected, the total price shows but "the e-yea

    Pricing calculator - make calculating Reserved VM Instances & OS separately possible
    When choosing "1/3 year reserved" with Windows OS selected, the total price shows but "the e-year reserved VM" and "monthly paid OS" are all combined. It would be appreciated if the two can be shown as separated. (When customer orders Azure MC, they would like to know how much is paid at the point of reservation and how much is monthly fee)

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  11. Allow constrained core VM sizes to be reserved.

    SQL server virtual machines require a higher RAM/CPU ratio than can be supplied using the standard VM sizes. Constrained CPU sizes were introduced to address this issue (eg E8-4). Since the standard E and D series machines can be reserved please also allow the CPU constrained versions to be reserved so we can control the cost of SQL server VMs.

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  12. Customers can buy Azure Reserved VM Instances

    Make it possible that customers who are in CSP can buy Azure Reserved VM Instances themselves. Now they have to contact the CSP partner.

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  13. Reserved instances for charity sponsorship

    It would be great if charities with sponsorship could use those credits to buy reserved instances.

    I get why reserving more than 1 year is problematic and that as a non paying consumer getting services cheaper means more for free, but you are very generous with the credit amount anyway, allowing charities to use those credits smarter would have a greater impact and social benefit all round.

    We use our credits to host our websites, service desk and evaluation tools built on a free cPanel license, reserved instances would allow us to load balance that out and use Azure for…

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  14. In India there is strong demand for reserved Azure price

    Please enable option of reserved Azure price in India and Saudi Arabia. Market is demanding the same.

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  15. Link Reserved Instance Purchase to a specific Virtual Machine

    Microsoft's current practice of Pooling Reserved Instances by VM Type has it's merits, since it ensures that a Reserved Instance will be 'used' whenever possible, but Microsoft should also provide for the capability of linking a specific VM to a Reserved Instance.

    We have a situation where we have more VMs of a particular configuration type (e.g. B4ms) than the number of Reserved Instances that we have purchased. The goal of purchasing the Reserved Instances was to exclude the compute costs of specific VMs for the 3-year period and be able to bill-back the hourly compute costs of the remaining…

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  16. Please make Reserved Instances available in CSP

    Reserved Instances are already available for Pay-As-You-Go and EA offer types. Please expedite the release of Reserved Instances for CSP offers.

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  17. Fetch Azure offer details to implement pricing calculator

    As a Tier 2 CSP Microsoft partner we want to implement Azure pricing calculator on our site to let our resellers calculate offers for their end customers.

    You offer Azure Rate Card which is very basic and limited. It doesn't provide any other options to calculate any resources based on different type, pricing tier, licence type, instance sizes and many other options.

    Some API should be provided to fetch detailed offers, meters and options to them, along with pricing, or there should be option to somehow embed pricing calculator on site with possibility to apply our own pricing.

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  18. Azure Free Test Tier Plan

    Everyone wants a free hosting. Well Amazon provides a free hosting for 1 year.

    Microsoft should too [but as a test server]

    1GB RAM, 10GB SSD but the instance will be working for only 12hrs / day
    User should be able to set his preferred time slot when the site should work. so, technically its not a web hosting but a test bed.

    IF a developer chooses to use a DotNet One Core application he should be getting a full free tier hosting for 24 months :) without time restriction

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  19. Provide hourly consumption data on my Reserved Instances

    At the moment the Azure billing API provides a daily aggregation for RI usage. This is great, I have enough data to calculate the cost if I wanted to.

    What it doesn’t tell me is when the virtual machine was run (time of day).

    Why is that important?
    I want to know how many virtual machines run at the same time (max count per hour).

    Why?
    I want to purchase reserved instances based on the maximum concurrently run in an hour, as opposed to how many ran throughout the day. This information will help me make a more informed decision…

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  20. reserved instance

    Add a column for a Reserved Instance's normalized units. When trying to account for the consumed units related to a reservation ID, the quantities should add up to the total normalized units reserved by that RI. The way it is currently set up can make the consumed quantities appear to be larger than the reserved quantities because the factoring/scaling is different between multiple instances sizes in the same family.

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