711 votesunder review · AdminAzure IaaS Engineering Team (Azure IaaS Engineering Team, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure) responded
This request is still something that we still have on our backlog for a potential future update, but we are not able to provide a timeline for it at this point.Lonny Motto commented
"Use the GUID" answers the question of how to determine uniqueness and side-steps the argument proposed here completely. How do you rename a VM?
This seems like a result of the ARM design that they should have at least provided an easy solution for. And not powershell, because redeploy doesn't account for all the variables associated with a VM, like extensions, backups, multiple nics, etc.
If they haven't provided this by now, they never will.
We are looking at ways to support this scenario where one active instance/one or more passive instances can be supported and flows are not impacted.
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