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  1. 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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    1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Support Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V in VMM 2019

    I know System requirements for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/vmm/system-requirements?view=sc-vmm-2019) does not list Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V as being a supported Hyper-V host in a VMM 2019 environment. And there's a difference between "not officially supported" and "officially not supported". VMM 2019 simply does not allow you to install its agent on a Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V server:

    Error (20523)
    The verslon of the Windows operating system on the computer xxxxx is not supported for a host.

    Recommended Action
    Upgrade the operating system to Windows Server 2016 or a later supported version, and then try the operation…

    65 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. In SCVMM please add an ICON on the Hyper V host that shows when the Host is in maintenance mode under the "VMs and Services view".

    Currently under VMs and Services view, when a host is in maintenance mode there is no icon showing that. You have to click on the host and bring up a menu to see that it's in maintenance mode. It would be helpful if a icon showing the host was in maintenance mode appeared when you put the host in maintenance mode.

    9 votes
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  4. Support Cross-Cluster Migrations using S2D/SOFS Storage in Converged Environment

    SCVMM (VMM) & S2D should support cross-cluster migration of highly available VMs.

    Migrations of highly-available VMs from one cluster to another while using S2D and SOFS as a storage solution (NOT hyper-converged) should be supported by VMM.

    VMM has built-in functionality to allow migration of a VM from one cluster to another.

    This does NOT work with HA VMs when your storage solution is SOFS on S2D. The VM will be placed in pause-critical, effectively a failed migration.

    I believe this is a shortcoming on the part of Failover Clustering not properly handling storage communication, but not sure as this…

    44 votes
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  5. VMM Plugin for Windows Admin Center

    Would like to see a plugin In Windows Admin Center for SCVMM so that administrators can perform VM and Host Management tasks from a web based interface rather than depending on the MMC console.
    Also it would enable self-servicing by giving the ability for delegated administrators or tenants to administer their own VMs and also create their own VMs under their clouds

    22 votes
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  6. Allow for IP Pool selection during VM / Service creation (GUI)

    You can have multiple IP Pools under a VM Network. When you create a VM (or Service of VMs) thru the GUI, you are not prompted for which IP Pool to use on that VM Network.

    I presume it is currently picking the "first" one automatically, meaning whatever one was created first.

    3 votes
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  7. Add support for Ubuntu 18.04 in SCVMM 2016

    I wanna know if it's possible to add the support of Ubuntu 18.04 inside SCVMM 2016

    6 votes
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  8. Fix the counter in VMs that use "Dinamic Memory" Active.

    Cuando se activa la memoria dinamica en las VMs, se afecta el UI de la memoria RAM sobre el "Administrador de tareas" y los contadores de rendimiento.
    El tope del porcentaje de la memoria, debería seguir siendo el maximo y no el asignado por el VMHost, Ademas de esto, la tasa de consumo no debería verse afectado por el consumo del controlador, esto debería ser ignorado ya que, cuando se analiza el consumo de una VM dentro de ella, no se sabe realmente cuanto esta consumiendo sin programas adicionales como RAMMAP.

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  9. Logical Switch - Extend characters from 64 to 128

    The Logical Switch name are limited to 64 characters.
    For the implementation with CISCO APIC we need more as 64 characters e.g. 128 characters for the Logical Switch name.
    The CISCO APIC delpoyed the Logical Switch with a compex naming convention e.g. TenantName | APIC Name | EPG Name | Logical Switch Name.

    2 votes
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  10. When configuring memory, make GB be the default instead of MB

    When configuring memory for a VM, make GB be the default instead of MB. These days I think everyone would save some clicks and time if this was implemented.

    3 votes
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  11. Run compliance check against Logical Switch object and Hosts

    Using a Logical Switch object for deployment in a cluster is a time saver and above all mitigates or removes human error by eliminating repetitive tasks. Problem arises AFTER the Logical Switch has been deployed and a modification/change is required, ex; if an additional vNIC is required upon adding it within the Fabric/Logical Switch it is NEVER flagged as non-compliant, hence can never be Remediated. If managing many servers and such a change is required, the only way is to either manually modify each server or create an additional Logical Switch, then remove/add logical switches. This is by no means…

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  12. Preconfigure Network Adapter in Physical Computer Profile

    Configuring the network adapter of the bare-metal is configurable only after deep discovery has been made. like makeing the nic not registering with DNS option.

    Physical Computer Profile mostly does alot of time, but only able to preconfigure the network adapter in detail.

    5 votes
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  13. Make the failover cluster manager VM role names the same as they are named in VMM and Hyper-V

    Currently when you create a VM in VMM it adds a prefix and suffix to the role name when created in Failover Cluster Manager. "SCVMM *ServerName* Resources" for example.

    When I name a VM, I want the name to stay the same no matter where I am looking. (Hyper-V Manager, Failover Cluster Manager and VMM.) If I name a server "JoesWebServer" I don't want it to change in FCM to "SCVMM JoesWebServer Resources".

    27 votes
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  14. DCR: Customer would like a better algorithm for calculating Overcommit

    Customer is sometimes 'ok' state. And other times, 'overcommit' state, even without changes in environment.

    SCVMM 2016 UR4, Standalone VMM environment of 12 Nodes.
    He has 192 GB free when he calculates all his HOST's free memory including the reserve node's (R1).

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3023928/details-of-the-cluster-overcommit-algorithm-in-system-center-2012-r2-v

    * What we might really need here is logging of how 'ok' and 'overcommit' was calculated so the toggle between both states is understood.

    5 votes
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  15. scvmm vhd

    When creating a VM from template in SCVMM, the disk name (vhd file) is named the same as the VM name. 1. This makes it match the directory the vhd file is in. 2. Saves a step which if it is missed creates a VHD the same as VHD stored in the library server ("bad"). 3. This will save "errors" if people forget to rename the VHD file prior to creating the VM.

    Yes, yes automation with PowerShell or some other product can address this but this should be the default behavior in SCVMM. As if you just spin up…

    7 votes
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  16. use offline domainjoin instead of unattend.xml

    Currently VMM is using unattend.xml for domain joins for VMs and Hyper-V hosts. This contains having unencrypted passwords stored as cleartext at some points of time during the deployment.

    We would prefer using offline domain join instead - as it was done for nano server in the past.

    8 votes
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  17. VHD Set support

    Add VHD Set support in VMM. Support for shared VHDX and now VHD Set has been requested for years, yet VMM ignores this critical feature.

    One of the greatest advancements of VHD Set over shared VHDX is the ability to migrate vhd set, yet VMM has no support for this.

    Please add VHD Set management (create, attach, dettach, migrate ....) to VMM.

    109 votes
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  18. Default VHDX name for system disk during template deployment

    When deploying a VM from a template, I rename the boot disk the template is made from to "system.<fullvmname>.vhdx" because I do not want the disk created as "<vmtemplatename>.vhdx. If there was a way to setup a rule to do this, it would be nice.

    18 votes
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  19. Integrate Container Management in SCVMM or Kubernetes Integration Board with SCVMM

    Since Windows Server Container Support. It should be possible to create Containers and Hyper-V Containers with SCVMM. Also suggesting to integrate Kubernetes Management Board Integration into SCVMM since Kubernetes Support Windows Containers.

    28 votes
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  20. Add Additional Operating Systems for VMs

    It would be great if the Operating System list was something the administrator could define, but in lieu of that, add FreeBSD and OpenBSD as additional OS options for VMs.

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