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  1. Update Documentation Supported Builds/Scenarios

    I recently opened a support case with MS Support related to issues managing a Windows Server 20H2 cluster with SCVMM 2019 UR3 and ultimately the response was that Windows Server build 20H2 was not supported. They provided a link to the supported versions which only lists Windows Server 2019 generically. When asked what builds were supported I was given the same link. If specific server builds are not supported then the documentation should clearly reflect that.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/vmm/system-requirements?view=sc-vmm-2019#vmm-2019-system-requirements

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  2. Add VM Alignment to CSV Owners in Dynamic Optimization Settings in SCVMM

    The most optimal configuration for performance on a HCI cluster is to align VMs with CSVs so they run on the same host that is the owner of the CSV on which the VMs VHDX's are located.
    There is no native way to achieve this and we rely on a script to be run manually or via task to move VMs to CSV owners. It requires CSVs to be balanced and VMs distributed evenly over CSVs to be optimized.
    It would seem Dynamic Optimization in VMM is ideally suited to be able to 'manage' this balancing and alignment and would…

    12 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Azure Stack HCI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add Enable Storage Maintenance Mode for Azure Stack HCI(S2D) clusters

    Add Enable Storage Maintenance Mode check box to the Start Maintenance Mode for Azure Stack HCI (S2D) cluster nodes. (see attach picture for mock up)

    PowerShell command to run
    Get-StorageFaultDomain -type StorageScaleUnit | Where-Object {$_.FriendlyName -eq "$($Env:ComputerName)"} | Enable-StorageMaintenanceMode

    41 votes
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  4. Virtual network adapters in VM increase 64 for Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V

    Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V has increase the scalability of virtual network adapters in the VM to 64 for Hyper-V specific network adapters now (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/plan/plan-hyper-v-scalability-in-windows-server)

    While VMM2019 still have the hard limit in the GUI (not sure about powershell) to just only 8 vnic.

    VMM should increase this limit to follow Windows Server 2019 scalability

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  5. Virtual network adapters in VM increase 64 for Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V

    Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V has increase the scalability of virtual network adapters in the VM to 64 for Hyper-V specific network adapters now (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/plan/plan-hyper-v-scalability-in-windows-server)

    While VMM2019 still have the hard limit in the GUI (not sure about powershell) to just only 8 vnic.

    VMM should increase this limit to follow Windows Server 2019 scalability

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  6. Create an easy view to show all Checkpoints

    It would be nice to have a single view of checkpoints across all VMs. Or have some way to filter VMs that contain checkpoints.

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  7. VMM should consider available VMQs when moving VMs in a cluster.

    SCENARIO

    1. Please describe the user scenario(s) in elaborate detail
      a. When a live migration is triggered by VMM (for example if the dynamic optimizier is enabled) it does not take the number of available VMQs on the target host into account.
      VMM may move more VMs onto that host than it has available hardware VMQs.

    2. For the above user scenario(s), what is the expected result?
      a. VMM should stop moving VMs to a Hyper-V host when the number of available VMQs will be <1 when another VM is moved to that host.

    3. For the above user scenario(s), what is the…

    4 votes
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  8. 14 votes
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  9. Support for VMware ESXi 7.0 servers in VMM

    I would like to add ESXI 7.0 hosts to VMM management server and convert VMware VMs to Hyper-V.

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  10. Replica - Filter out Replicated VMs from Active Servers in single VMM server scenario

    Replica - Filter out Replicated VMs from active servers if using one VMM server or have category or tab or section where all the Replicated VMs are located.

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    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Enable Hyper-V Replication Awareness and Management

    Currently, if you have both your primary and replica hosts managed within VMM, and static MACs configured on the VMs, you cannot use VMM to make ANY networking changes to the primary VM. VMM knows another VM exists with the same MAC and reads it as a conflict, disallowing any changes until the conflict is resolved. Well, it's not a conflict at all because the other VM with the same MAC is a replica. VMM doesn't seem to know anything about replication beyond the fact that a VM is replicating.

    In addition to the MAC conflict issue, VMM does not…

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  12. Fabric Updates - adjust/improve rescan job

    Hello,

    is my assumption correct, that the Fabric Update Remediation steps

    1.2 reboot computer
    1.3 Start compliance scan

    are based on a timeout value?

    with a current update baseline (which includes multiple server reboots] this regrettably breaks an automated update remediation on a cluster level, as it runs into an Error (2927) with the compliance scan as the Node undergoes a second reboot, while VMM is doing so.

    Can you either create the tasks a little more sophisticated in terms of checking for the installation status in between if possible (so its aware that another reboot is being performed..)
    or…

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  13. Redfish support for bmc

    Redfish provides a much more standardized way of hardware management than ipmi, see https://www.dmtf.org/standards/redfish [dmtf.org]. IPMI has many implementation flavors by different vendors, making it sometimes hard to support heterogeneous environments.

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  14. Add support for RHEL 8 in the SCVMM 2016

    Could it be possible to add support for RHEL 8 in the SCVMM 2016?
    What I know now is that it is not supported at the moment?

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  15. SCVMM is not aware of Site-aware clustering feature introduced in Hyper-V 2016

    VMM is not aware of site-aware clustering feature introduced in Hyper-V 2016 which creates huge discrepancy when DO kicks in and also during deployment of new VM using VM/Service Templates. This needs to be inherited in SCVMM for better placements and VM deployment experience in Hyper-V cluster.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/failover-clustering/site-aware-failover-clusters-in-windows-server-2016/ba-p/372060

    9 votes
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  16. Allow more than 8 vNICs for VMs hosted on Windows Server 2019

    At the moment the max number of virtual NICs is 8. On Host-Server Windows Server 2016 this is right but Windows Server 2019 supports up to 64 virtual NICs per hosted VM.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/plan/plan-hyper-v-scalability-in-windows-server

    15 votes
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  17. scvmm service account

    Service account - Name Change or ID change is a tedious task. Can you please fix the procedure to just change password or change service account in VMM without re installing VMM

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  18. driver locked RAM should be considered

    When validating the cluster reserve state (or in general when calculating the available RAM) VMM should consider driver locked RAM (-> Balooning / http://blog.luxem.org/2013/05/driver-locked-memory-on-hyper-v-guests.html)

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  19. Hyper-v site to site replication using VMM deprecating in Azure

    Can we add the below orchestration feature in Windows Admin Center?

    Hyper-v site to site replication using VMM deprecating in Azure

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  20. SDN deployed by VMM can be managed through WAC SDN extension

    Currently SDN deployed using VMM cannot be managed outside of VMM. WAC has a SDN extension which is useful to monitor, troubleshoot and manage SDN.
    It will be super useful to be able to use WAC to monitor / manage SDN deployed through VMM

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