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  1. 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.

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    • 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".

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        0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • The Enhanced Session opens in the background

        When I'm switching from basic session mode to enhanced session, the VM Console is shown behind the main SCVMM UI

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        • Allow us to live resize the "Enhanced Session" window

          We should be able to resize the VM Window, and the guest OS should change his resolution accordingly

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          • 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.

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            • Sysprep Requirement for Windows VM Templates

              The requirement for running sysprep when preparing VM Templates (with Windows) looks a bit confusing, because as soon as you start converting finalized VM, the status changes to 'Sysprepping...'.

              If VMM could do sysprepping on it's own, I'd like to be able to skip doing this step in my Task Sequence, because one of the last steps I'm doing is applying some hardening GPOs, which in turn, cause sysprep to succeed only after a subsequent reboot (and automating one is quite a challenge as apparently MDT doesn't like something that's being touched by the hardening policies)

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                • Migrate a Stored VM from 1 library to another.

                  I have different libraries in different locations, on different speed networks. Some locations are deduplicated, some are not.

                  For me, if I want to move an item from the library to another, I have to "deploy" to a cluster, then "store in library" again to the destination library.

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                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VMM Library - get rid of "missing" items or offer a clean up after x days.

                    I find it frustrating when I'm moving a lot of resources around, to have to clear out the "missing" items from the library. Library should be just treated like file explorer essentially. When its gone, its gone. If people like a audit trail, the offer a "keep history for x days" then show as missing......for x days. That would be better.

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                    • Bare-metal Deployment annoyance - load-save a previous configuration.

                      When deploying a bare metal host, have the ability to load a previous powershell saved configuration to predefine the settings. Useful for minor changes, or building out a configuration step by step. When adding pNIC's and vNIC's there is a lot of configuration that has to be re-entered if your testing different settings.

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                        0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remove optical media from running vm

                        Currently (1801) we are unable to remove optical media from a running VM although it is supported and doable from the failover cluster manager.
                        Please fix that.

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                          0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Custom Properties for VM Networks (and other objects)

                          As of today we've the possibility to add "custom properties" to some objects available in VMM (i.e. Hosts, Templates, VMs, ..) but it's not available for other/all objects.

                          It would be great to make these custom properties available across all objects like VM networks and others for which they're not available today.

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                            0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

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                              0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Extend hardware templates, placement, and VM provisioning to account for DDA devices like GPUs

                              I propose extending the hardware template to add a DDA assignment for a GPU or NVME device. Handle the placement logic to account for these devices, and perform the PCI dismount/mount process during VM provisioning.

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                              • Potential Bug: Pushing a VMM Agent to an Infrastructure server existing certificate bindings are replaced

                                When pushing a VMM 2016 UR4 agent to an infrastructure server. If the infrastructure server has an existing certificate bound to HTTPS, example RDSGateway and Network Controller. The agent installation will remove the existing certificate binding when setting up BITS.

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                                • Console Bug: Some fields do not display output

                                  1. Tenant virtual network IP pool does not display customer VIP reservations. You have to use PowerShell to know they exists (SDNv2 fabric if that matters).
                                  2. One connected network type Logical Network IP pool does not display configured static routes. You have to use PowerShell to verify they exist.
                                  3. In Network Service, on a Microsoft network controller, on the Services tab, when viewing a Gateway virtual machine, the Name field of the devices to peer with table does not display configured name.

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                                  • Blank Virtual hard disk templates on demand without requiring a library object

                                    When creating a VM template, if you want to add a data disk, you have to precreate the datadisk and load it into the library. If you want it Fixed, you have to take the time to precreate a Fixed VHDX and import it. Also if you want to add multiple data disks you must have unique entries in the library, they cannot be reused inside the same vm template. I propose allowing blank virtual hard disk templates of Fixed type of a specified size to be described in the template, and have scvmm create the disk on demand during…

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                                    • monitor traffic bound to SCPortAcl rules

                                      It would be nice to create a tool that will provide a real time monitor and ability to find past details for blocked and allowed traffic when SCPortAcl Rules are used. Connectivity filtering relies on firewall traffic monitoring for troubleshooting puproses so it is essential to have.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Integrate DSC and LCM provisioning configuration with appropriate templates.

                                        Should be able to configure LCM for tenant or service provider https pull server. Optionally Should allow DSC configuration to be included as a custom resource and compiled and placed locally during configuration process.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Force Parent Disks to stay on specified volume if same file name already exists.

                                          Currently, VMM will place a Parent Disk on the specified "Parent Disk" volume set on the cluster or host.

                                          However, if the Parent Disk VHDX is changed in some way, but does not have its file name updated, the next time a VM is being created, it will fully copy the "new" Parent Disk to the next volume sorted alphabetically instead of appending a "-1" or "Copy 1" onto the file name.

                                          For example:

                                          TESTVM has a single hard disk that is set to differencing:

                                          TESTVM-HDD-01.vhdx --> TESTVM-HDD-01-diff.vhdx

                                          When TESTVM is created for the first time, TESTVM-HDD-01.vhdx is copied to…

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