Thanks for the feedback! We are interested in collecting feedback on this request – please vote for it if this is something you like to see.
We’re also interested in learning more what people want to use the SFTP/FTPS for and which protocol they prefer. Please feel free to leave us a comment letting us know more detail!
Program Manager, Azure Files
Currently, the gateway private IP addresses are not required for configurations or operations, other than the GatewaySubnet range. They should have been hidden from users. The gateway resource model does not have a field for those either.
There may be use cases for new features down the road. We will update the gateway resource model accordingly and expose those properly.
We plan to add the auto-start to the regular Compute blade at some point. However, if you create the VMs in a Lab, the auto-start is already available.
Also, we do de-allocate.
Thanks for the input!