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  1. 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 →
    • Mapping virtual NICs to SET switch Physical adapters

      As SET switches don't support LACP

      By default an algorithm is in place to affinitize a vNIC to a Physical network adapter when they are in a team (LBFO or SET). This algorithm does not always do the things you want, If I have two storage NICs created on my vSwitch I would like them affinitized both on a different physical adapter.

      Set-VMNetworkAdapterTeamMapping -VMNetworkAdapterName SMB_1 –ManagementOS –PhysicalNetAdapterName “SLOT 2”
      Set-VMNetworkAdapterTeamMapping -VMNetworkAdapterName SMB_2 –ManagementOS –PhysicalNetAdapterName “SLOT 3”

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        0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Virtual Machine Multi-Queue in Port Profiles

        Hyper-V 2016 adds a new feature called Virtual Machine Multi-Queue that allows a since VM to have multiple VMQ queues assigned to it to increase throughput. However, this can only be enabled by going into Hyper-V itself and not through VMM. It should be added as a new checkbox to the "Offload Settings" section for Virtual Network Adapter Port Profiles.

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          0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Logical network workflow concept

          The creation and management of logical networks, sites, IP Pools, Port Uplinks and VM networks are all related in a VMM configuration but the management of these is very segmented.
          As an example it would be better if I wanted to delete a Logical Network then VMM would show me the impact of deleting that logical network. VM's, Port uplinks, Sites etc that are affected and then provide the option to go ahead and clean up the associated resources for that logical network. If this affects the VM or the VM config is broken as a result this would be…

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          • LLDP/CDP Support

            Implementing CDP/LLDP Support and showing networking details within VMM and Hyper-V

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              3 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Standard switch migration to Logical Switch

              When starting to use VMM as management tool for already existing Hyper-V hosts, It should be possible to migrate the current Standard Switch to the Logical Switch, whitout deleting it and so on.

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              • HNV Allow the option to forward a port range. Ex: 4000:4111

                HNV Allow the option to forward a port range. Ex: 4000:4111

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                  0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Import network configuration to VMM for hosts already configured

                  I think managing the network configuration should be simpler in the sense if you configured your Hyper-V clustering network prior to using VMM. You should be able to add VMM to the mix afterwards and it import how the network is already configured. Not being forced to have to use VMM to setup the network from the beginning if you want VMM to manage it.

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                    0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Include static routes into Static IP Address Pool

                    Currently, Static IP Address Pools include most of the IP configuration options one might need--such as available address range, default gateway, DNS servers, etc. I see many customers using static routes in their environments, especially for "special" infrastructure networks such as BMC/IPMI addresses. This currently requires manual configuration for affected machines after they get IP address from pool.

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                      0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • enable creating duplicite subnet

                      Usually customers do networking wrong. If I'm redesigning it, its usually easier to rebuild VMM, because logical networks are total mess and they usually already define subnets (in one connects network, and it should be in vlan isolated for example...). And I cannot create it correctly, because subnet already exists.

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                        0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Manage Private VLAN through VMM

                        We use Private VLANs in our Hyper-v Clusters but currently all the management of Private VLANs in all modes (promiscous, isolated, etc) have to be done by using Hyper-v powershell commandlets. We would like to be able to manage this completely through VMM.

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                          0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Manage vRSS, RSS and VMQ from VMM

                          As Hyper-V nodes hardware is almost the same DC it will be very useful if we can control advanced network adapter configurations from VMM. As Jumbo Frames, Buffers, vRSS for Mnagement OS adapters, RSS and VMQ settings are the same in large DC for every host.

                          These settings could be controlled by VMM Logical Switch and Uplink Port Profiles.

                          19 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow both IPv4 and IPv6 in the same virtual network.

                            This might be out of scope.

                            IPv4 and IPv6 should be allowed within the same NVGRE network. There's really no good reason that this should restricted.

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                              0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support all RRAS routing features in VMM when configuring Windows Server Gateway

                              RRAS has far more capabilities than those available in VMM. The current VMM limitations require that multiple gateway VMs be created when RRAS could handle most scenarios in 1 VM (or cluster).

                              Ideally many of the layer 3 features should be moved to the virtual switch and distributed either through a switch extension or native functionality. I would argue this applies to the upcoming firewall and load balancing functionality as well.

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                                0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Easier setup and management of Logical and Virtual Switches/Networks

                                The configuration and setup of Logical Networks and Switches are hard for administrators to learn and understand.
                                There is need to simplify this and also provide a graphical overview for how things are connected on a logical level. (the current build in view is not good enough).

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                                  6 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • IP Management

                                  Customers cry out for the ability to see which VM has what IP in a easy format. Short of writing custom powershell would be good to just have it within the GUI

                                  7 votes
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                                  • HNV Network Virtualization Policy Refresher

                                    Allow Policies of HNV gateways to be refreshed / reset for all or certain networks. Frequently virtualized networks get outdated and there is no way to reset the policies on all hosts / gateways or do any troubleshooting at all.

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                                    • HNV GW Cluster deployment / migration

                                      Ease the deployment of the HNV Gateway deployment. Now you can only deploy it through Service Templates. They are subject to many errors during the deployment. Also there is no way to easily migrate networks between gateways. there should be a option for that too

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