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  1. A possible bug in SCVMM 2016 (Update Rollup 3) after building a S2D Hyper-V cluster

    After building a S2D cluster in SCVMM 2016 with UR 3 I tried to add another node to the cluster. The job failed with the error in the cluster log "An error occurred while executing the test. One or more errors occurred. ERROR CODE: 0X80131500; Native ERROR CODE:1. The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request. I tried it multiple times with the same result. But I ran a test-scvmhostcluster PS command with the new node and it succeeded. It ended up that I couldn't add the node via SCVMM but I…

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    • Show measurement of over-commit

      Presently, a Hyper-V Failover Cluster can have a cluster reserve state of OK or Over-committed. It is boolean.

      Instead, I would like to see a measurement or percentage showing how close it is to over-commit, or how much it is over-committed. This measurement would dynamically update based on changing the number of Cluster reserve (nodes).

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      • VMM2016 Maintenance mode/Live migration problem.

        I have a cluster of 4 hyper-converged nodes. I'm trying to install the latest CU (KB3197954). The process so far has been

        1. Start maintenance mode
        2. install CU
        3. Stop maintenance mode
        4. wait for S2D to rebuild
        5. move on to the next node

        This has worked fine for the first 3 nodes. When I tried to put the final node in maintenance mode, I got the following error.

        Error (10434)
        No suitable host is available for migrating the existing highly available virtual machines.

        Now I tried to manually migrate a VM. In the Select Host page, I…

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        • skype online community!

          mit skpe zu kommunizieren ist schön, noch schöner, wenn da auch online Community!

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          • Forbid placement non-HA VMs to clustered hosts

            It would be great to see some kind of option to prevent placement or migration non highly avaliable virtual machines to clustered hosts.

            That often happens when migrating VM from standalone host to cluster resulting unexpected VM downtimes in case of clustered host shutdown\reboot.

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            • Increase Number of Managed Hosts

              Currently the number of hosts that can be managed by SCVMM is set at 1000 hosts. We are nearing 1600 hosts which requires 2 managed instances of SCVMM (2 separate backend environments) We would like to see an increase in the number of managed hosts that will not only take care of our current environment, but allow us to continue to grow.

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              • Hyper-V-Clustering-SCVMM

                I have deployed a number of Private Cloud Implementation with 2012 R2 Hyper-V Failover Clustering and System Centre 2012 R2. Below are some of the challenges I have experienced and changes I could like to see.

                1. I have experience a number of challenges in managing Hyper-V Cluster Implementation.
                a. The Failover Cluster Manager does not have all the function to manage Hyper-V in a cluster.
                b. The Hyper-V Manager does not have all the function to manage Hyper-V in a cluster.
                c. In future a could like to see a single console for managing Hyper-V Cluster Implementation (one cannot…

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                • Network configuration delivery

                  Deliver all network configuration commands as a whole so that the host can process them even if the commands will momentarily disconnect the host from the network. This is most useful when provisioning new hosts that only have two adapters that will be part of a team. Currently the team and switch commands are delivered and THEN the commands for the virtual interfaces, these later commands fail as the host has dropped off the network. This leaves the host without network connectivity and the job fails. Many hosts are using converged network fabrics and being able to provision them without…

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                  • Avoid MPIO discovery and the ask to reboot after that

                    Avoid MPIO discovery and the ask to reboot after that

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                    • Update VMM agent on untrusted domains

                      When attempting to update the VMM agents on hosts in un-trusted domains, the job fails. Currently there is a loooonnnggg work around involving uninstall, re-install, and exporting the certificate. It would be nice if this was able to be done directly through SCVMM console.

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                      • VMM Perimeter Network

                        According to Technet, VMM doesn't currently support adding Hyper-V clusters in perimeter networks: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/gg610642.aspx

                        However, clusters are supported in "untrusted domains".

                        It would be helpful if VMM could be updated to support perimeter clusters, especially when working with NVGRE gateway clusters.

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                        • Enhanced session is not available in VMM

                          This was top 4 common items from "End-to-End Hyper-V and Cluster Management in the SCVMM Console" Idea. Please provide specific details on this idea.

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                          • KVM support

                            Add support for KVM hosts. OpenStack connector would be nice too but KVM management is a must.

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                            • Provide better error message for failed Compliance Scans

                              When performing a compliance scan of a managed Hyper-V host where the underlying root cause is related to WSUS, the following error is returned in the VMM job:
                              Error (2931) VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the VMM agent on the virtualization server (server01.domain.local) was lost. Unknown error (0x80338029)

                              The error message indicates connection problems between SC VMM and the managed host, which is misleading when the problem is related to WSUS. An example of a specific case is available in this article:
                              http://blog.crayon.com/compliance-scan-sc-vmm-fails-error-2931/

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                              • Enable baremetal deployments with more than one network adapter (remove bug!)

                                Currently any bare metal deployments fail when you have more than one network adapter connected (also known by others in the web). This comes through multiple dns entries (as each adapter register itself) and therefore the VM server lost the connection. Additionally the host is registered with the WinPE name and not with the final host name. It seems that bare metal deployment was never really tested in real multi NIC blade environments. We had to create a couple workaround to bring it to live.

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                                • create better integration to vmware

                                  In the spirit of MS supporting other technologies, VMWare is here to stay and more people would find value in VMM if it had a better integration with VMWare.

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                                  • Manage Updates directly from VMM

                                    Today is necessary approve the updates from WSUS and, after this step, on VMM but is not "good" procedure because is too long. Could be better use the engine of WSUS but manage the updates from VMM with the possibility to select what kind of updates see (critical, security / WS2012, WS2012R2)

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                                    • Simplify ASR & WAP integration. Add ASR integration at host group level, not Cloud level to simplify DR for tenants

                                      The challenges today with ASR integration together with Azure Pack:

                                      Requires at least two management stamps (increases footprint and costs)

                                      Requires two Service Provider Foundation installations

                                      Requires two Windows Azure Pack environments (which can be comprehensive when it’s for production scenarios, especially service providers)

                                      Makes NVGRE complex for tenant workloads

                                      It’s the opposite of what's origin – which is democratization of Disaster Recovery scenarios

                                      DR is enabled at the Cloud level in SCVMM, which breaks the relationship between subscriptions, hosting plans for tenants in Windows Azure Pack

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                                      Remove DR integration at the Cloud level in SCVMM

                                      Enable the DR…

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                                      • Cluster Deployment -> Logical Switch Deployment / Static IP address assignment

                                        If a Hyper-V cluster is created with VMM you can only create a Standard Switch on all Hyper-V hosts. It would be better to select a Logical Switch here.

                                        Another pain point is the assignment of a static IP address to the cluster. In the 2012 R2 release sometimes it works that the option will be visible sometimes not. A drop down menu where I can choose between DHCP or static assignment would be better.

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