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59 votesunder review · AdminAzure IaaS Engineering Team (Azure IaaS Engineering Team, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure) responded
For Windows this idea is dependent on console access to provide interactive access to the booting VM. Console access itself is under review currently and pending work to support console access in a highly secure manner.
In the interim it is possible to create a custom VM or image through nested virtualization. Once the VM has been created through nested virtualization.Gareth Caughey commented
Definitely want to see this as the current procedure to create and upload VM's is not easy or user friendly.
Compared to the rest of the Azure platform this is a big let down. If you look at vCloud for instance the ability to upload an ISO or an OVA/F to build VM's makes my life as an admin much easier.
Please implement some form of ISO/OVA/OVF option