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  1. Fix SSH keys - what a nightmare!

    Fix SSH keys - what a nightmare!

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  2. Online change remote desktop port

    some time i need to remote to my windows vm but i con access through special port. I think you should have online change port for it (same azure)

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  3. More local SSDs space for larger isntances

    Local SSD scratch space is independent of the instance type and each instance can only support a maximum of 4 SSDs each with 375 GB. This is a barrier for running big data workloads which require a high amount of local storage capacity per node. Can you please increase the local SSD scratch space for larger instances (VMs with 8 / 16 / 32 CPUs)?

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  4. Firewall rules - central list(s) of addresses

    While GCE obviously does have filtering based on source addresses, it doesn’t have the handy “My IP” shortcut which AWS has.

    What we’d really like is something which neither AWS nor GCE offers: a central white-list of addresses which can then be used in the rules on any project, such that changing the central list affects the rules in all projects. Multiple central lists would be even nicer.

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  5. Bug: the 'command line' link in the console results in deprecated scripts.

    I tried using a script provided by 'command line' link (for example, I've chosen different options when creating a new VM instance in the console, then used 'command line' link to get a script that will create the instance for me in future uses).
    When I try to use the script I get an error " We noticed that you are using space-separated lists, which are deprecated. Please transition to using comma-separated lists instead".
    Seems like the command line scripts that the console generates are outdated.

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  6. Allow for extended scroll with using Tmux in HTERM

    Currently it is not possible to enable tmux to retain excess stdout data and scroll through it. It only retains what is in the current pane.

    https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=331616

    Looks to be possible, though I am not an expert. It would just be really nice to have full featured tmux... That way I can fully develop within a single chrome tab.

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  7. More real-time graphical feedback on resource usage

    The graphical UI makes life so much easier when it comes to managing resources at-a-glance, but the minimum increment for time is hourly. It'd be nice to be able to see whether something is eating up the CPU over the past 5, 15, and 30 minutes, with refreshes every 5-10 seconds.

    4 votes
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  8. Clearly show my daily spend to the left of the cloud shell icon

    ADS: Average Daily Spend. I need more info on it to make better decsions, and I doubt that I am the only one.

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  9. Instance mirror

    Add possibility to have a mirror of another instance in production at the time that something happens to the instance automatically pass to the other. Among the instances there is a simultaneous data synchronization to meet this need and it's only change the IP if necessary

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  10. Support HipChat

    Add the option to deploy a ready HipChat server. Just like Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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  11. Web interface do not refresh while navigating

    The web interface should periodically refresh vm instances and other object. When I use tools for CM like vagrant and gcloud I must hit f5 key to see the effect. Without it list of objects do not change at all

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  12. Firewall Ip Label

    In Firewall ==> Source IP ranges ==> Add a label or description for each ip

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  13. Customized shortcuts on Dashboard

    If I need to open my SSH of any instance I need 3 to 4 hops to reach there. We need to have option to create shortcuts( like right click> place this object on Dash board) for objects which can be placed on Dashboard. This will enable quick access to any instance or particular task

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  14. Be more verbose regarding quotas, and why are they so small?

    Our organization (Magine TV) started using GCP for stress testing purposes. We would like to run something like 50 to 100 instances of servers, which would bombard our backend. Because of the quotas, GCP doesn't seem to fit this use case. Your platform should tell clearly what the quotas are, and why they are set as they are, and maybe even point to right direction if it is possible to increase them.

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  15. VM migration from a project to another feature would be great ;)

    VM migration from a project to another feature would be great ;)

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  16. simultaneous snapshots of multiple PD

    Allow snapshots of multiple Persistent Disks to start simultaneously. Mandatory for e.g. LVM volumes.

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  17. Keep consistent naming on VM's NAT resources.

    Some VMs go up with "external-nat", others with "External NAT", making scripting a living hell and causing problems with VM cicling in a single static IP.

    9 votes
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  18. Option to launch VMs without persistent boot volume

    In some cases we don't need persistent storage for the boot disk, i.e. writes don't have to replicated outside the VM. For VMs that are disposable, we don't ever need to do a backup of the VM main boot disk. It should allow faster data writes and reduce network bandwidth usage.

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  19. show additionally average load

    average load can be gotten the same way as you get cpu readings.

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  20. Support Chrome Remote Desktop and/or VNC from Windows GCE Images

    Support Chrome Remote Desktop and/or VNC from Windows GCE Images

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