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  1. 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

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

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    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…

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  3. 14 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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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    2 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Help with SQL Account Issues

    When you log in with an account that has RunAs Permissions, it creates an account for the user under the database. It is removed when the user logs out.

    Since the user does not have a general SQL account, it is being flagged by security for a client as orphaned. As in, a user who does not have access to SQL suddenly has an account for the database. As a result, they have to submit a security exception.

    They would like the account that does not exist in SQL to not be created

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  17. Allow configuration of domain OU from GUEST OS PROFILES GUI

    Currently, the only way you can have a machine join a domain and have its computer object move to a specified OU is either thru unattend.xml or by using PowerShell to edit the Guest OS Profile.

    The PowerShell to do this is simple:

    Set-SCGuestOSProfile -DomainJoinOrganizationalUnit "OU-GOES-HERE"

    There is no reason why this cannot be a text box in the console GUI. Under the domain textbox, put a checkbox there that says "move from default OU" and textbox for the OU string underneath it.

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  18. Allow the creation of Service Template Machine Tiers without Sysprep / OOBE

    Currently, a Service Template requires Machine Tiers defined by using a VM Template. This VM Template can be preexisting (in the Library) or created in the Service Template Designer.

    At deploy-time, VM Templates will always mount an ISO file with an unattend.xml file, containing info like Windows License Key, hostname, IP addresses, etc. The deploy job will sit and wait until the VM is shutdown, which results in the job completing successfully.

    Although uncommon, there is sometimes a need to deploy Windows VMs that are not sysprep'd, bypassing the out-of-box-experience (OOBE). An example of this would be in training or…

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  19. Fix .net in VMM 2019

    Since we upgraded to VMM 2019 it has been very unstable. Console is constantly crashing with .net errors like:

    Faulting application name: VmmAdminUI.exe, version: 10.19.1013.0, time stamp: 0x5c5d5de4
    Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x0500b1eb
    Faulting process id: 0x20c8
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d5cb9256b376e5
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center\Virtual Machine Manager\Bin\VmmAdminUI.exe
    Faulting module path: unknown
    Report Id: 7772ad44-677c-4a87-acda-a10f437b2f30
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:

    Especially after triggering remediation on a number of hosts. The more hosts, the longer time it keeps crashing. Can be several days if many…

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  20. Bug: SCVMM 2019, if you have a modal window open on the main console, the separate jobs console does not accept input

    Bug: SCVMM 2019, if you have a modal window open on the main console, the separate jobs console does not accept input until the modal dialog is closed on the main console.

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