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  1. Enable Shared Nothing Live Migrations between Hyper-V Clusters using SOFS Clusters

    In our setup a Hyper-V cluster does have it's own SOFS cluster, we have several of those clusters. So a one-to-one relationship is established between a Hyper-V Cluster and a SOFS Cluster.
    SCVMM 2016 does not allow for VM's to be live-migrated between Hyper- V clusters while this was possible using SCVMM2012R2. This functionality disappeared magically in 2016. We really need this since we migrate VMs regularly between clusters.
    For example; we do have local clusters and stretched clusters, we need to live migrate VMs between those for distributing load and SLA levels. The loss of this functionality is documented…

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    • VM and Hoststatus for Selfservice User -> Unknown

      When using VMM with SelfService Users (SSU) the SSU can only see the virtual machine status (VMS) – the user is not able to see the host status itself. I.e. when the host is “host not responding” the SSU will see Status: Running and Virtual Machine Status: Running.

      (screenshot 1)

      VMM hides the host status and keeps the last known VMS. It’s the same story for Admins and Delegated Admins with one difference – the user is able to see the host status:

      (screenshot 2)

      It’s possible that a not responding host does not lead to an outage of the…

      9 votes
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      • Deferred updates for VM configuration settings

        Assume you want to change VM configuration. For example, change vCPU count, allow migration to different CPU version, change MAC address type (dynamic/static), attach FC adapters and may be others. All of this actions require to stop VM to perform this changes.

        I want to suggest option that allow make this changes in VMM and postpone it to put to VM until it reboots.

        4 votes
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        • Service Templates Scale Out

          With SCVMM Servie Templates, it should be possible, to scale out a Computer tier with more than one VM at a time.

          Per example:
          Click Scale Out Computer Tier
          Choose count of VM´s that should be created in this Tier
          Create all VMs

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          • Supports ARM VMs in SCVMM

            There is no support for managing Azure Resource Manager VMs today.

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            • can Support Server 2016 as library Server for SCVMM 2012 R2

              Hi there,
              is it possible to add a library Server which is installed with Server 2016 to a SCVMM 2012 R2 Environment? This would be very helpful because we only want to install Server 2016 as OS for our new Servers.
              Thanks in advance.
              Best Regards
              Rudi

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              • add 'Description' as a column option to Stored Virtual Machines and Services

                Under Library Servers in SCVMM, there is a Stored Virtual Machines and Services group under a given library server. It would be useful to be able to show 'Description' column bound to the VM stored in the library so I can quickly see what the VM was used for or other notes.

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                • Show uptime for host and virtual machine in the GUI

                  Make it possible to see or fade in the uptime of the hosts or virtual machines

                  7 votes
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                  • Enable support for Group-Managed Service Accounts (gsma)

                    Let us use "group managed service accounts" for both a RunAs account, as well as the user under which we would install and run SCVMM.

                    28 votes
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                    • Security Rights on Fabric

                      Hi,

                      Currently there is no possibility to restrict access on the Fabric. For example, if I want to give to an administrator only rights to view/start/restart/shutdown/open console on VMS, there is no way to do this. It would be nice if more roles for fabric could be created like: Virtual Machine Deployment User, Virtual Machine Power user etc, roles that can be customized.

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                      • We have many clusters and CPU compatiblity is the reason. Can you make it ignore dissimilar CPU generation migrations?

                        If we want to share nothing migrate a VM live to another cluster of like CPU it works fine. The issue is that in the list of VM hosts for the site we lump all clusters in the site. Because it is one site and it simplifies views/networking. So when we migrate a VM to a different cluster for tolerance reasons, sometimes we have techs migrating VM's that fail after attempting to migrate. It would be good to just gray star them out for not having the same CPU generational level.

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                        • Replace Live Migration code

                          Please replace the live migration code used in VMM(dynamic optimization, maintenance. Mode) with the live migration code found in failover cluster manager.

                          When placing a host in maintenance mode or dynamic optimization, jobs constantly hang at various percentages which then require killing the vmmservice as that's the only way to get vmm to release the job.

                          Draining a host using failover cluster manager is near flawless. A host will fail to drain/complete in VMM, yet using FCM immediately after completes 100%. Various tickets have been opened with support regarding this issue with no sucess to date.

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                          • introduce a function similar to VMWare vCenter Linked Mode

                            I suggest you introduce a function similar to VMWare vCenter Linked Mode where you can connect to and manage multiple VMM environments from the same VMM console.

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                            • SCVMM Job Description with possible error cause

                              The SCVMM Jobs sometimes give an confusing error message.
                              Per example
                              An internal error has occurred trying to contact the server: : .
                              WinRM: URL: [http://Server:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [HWScoutOffline], Resource: [http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wmi/root/scvmm/P2VServerJob]

                              In my opinion it would be very helpful to display a possible root cause and provide a link to Knowledge article.

                              Example Job VM Template Creation:
                              Error Message:
                              An internal error has occurred trying to contact the server: : .
                              WinRM: URL: [http://Server:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [HWScoutOffline], Resource: [http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wmi/root/scvmm/P2VServerJob]

                              Possible Root Cause:
                              sysprep binaries were missing
                              See <link of a…

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                              • Add option to sort and search the Address pool when creating VM

                                Add option to sort and search the Address pool when creating VM
                                When you create a VM is very frustrating to scroll through the entire list of Address poll's to find the right address pool (VLAN) in which you need to locate the VM because the aforementioned list is not sorted by any criteria and is not supported either search options. Perhaps this could be subsumed under existing bug ya SCVMM 2102 R2.

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                                • Easier to add VMM to your existing failover cluster

                                  Be able to add VMM to you network after you have already setup your failover cluster. Not everyone starts out with VMM to build their cluster. currently there are lot of things that you can't use unless you rebuild the cluster in VMM it seems.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • storage classification

                                    it would be useful that all the storage (iscsi, smb, fc etc) presented to a host and/or cluster and tagged with a classification to be summed and present a summary in Fabric>Storage>Classification and pools (size, available capacity, etc etc).
                                    Now event the storage is tagged with a classification... no data is presented.

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                                    • v2v, p2v, vmm administration

                                      I have encountered some problems in the last years:
                                      1. we need a tool (like Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter) but who can:
                                      - make p2v (for "still" existing physicals machines or for VMs from VMware or other platforms).
                                      We can use v2v...but we need to copy the offline machine to the library, and then, because of the vcenter, the conversion for, let's say, a 500 GB VMs takes very long time (I had to wait around 6-7hours to migrate a machine from VMware to hyper-v) (~150 GB).

                                      Imagine if we have to migrate from VMware to HyperV let's say 300+…

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                                      • Support NAS as Library

                                        In this moment is a big limitation use only windows machines as Library. In many environment are used NAS devices running Linux distro, because are cheaper and much flexible than windows.

                                        Adding support, without install the agent is the best way for VMM Library.

                                        S

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                                        • Add support for key/value-tags

                                          Please add proper key/value tags to VMM, much like the tags work in the preview Azure Portal. The current "single string" does not provide enough in terms of custom metadata, and the "Custom Properties" are a bit too intrusive and hard to work with.

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