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  1. 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 →
    • Compliance & Remediation of Storage Hosts

      Currently the update management of Storage Hosts is partially limited in VMM. You can add these hosts as "infrastructure hosts" and VMM will handle them as standalone hosts. When using this way to install updates VMM is not cluster-aware and is not aware of S2D and others.

      This should be improved to be able to update storage hosts s2d- and cluster-aware as this is the case for hyper-v hosts.

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add deduplication option to the Create Logical Unit wizard

        Currently the Create Logical Unit wizard offers two options:
        thin provisioned and thick provisioned.
        Please add 'Thin provisioned and deduplicated'
        Or give each storage pool a default settings option, in which the new LUN defaults for that pool are saved (thin/thick, deduplication, compression, ...)

        46 votes
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          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow unit allocation size option when adding a LUN to a cluster through GUI.

          Right now in the GUI, the unit allocation size uses the OS default, which is 4k for a LUN less than 16TB. Add an option to choose the allocation size when formatting the LUN in SCVMM. This can be done through a script now, but not the GUI.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Browse/list given datastore for running VMs

            Within VMM, you can list available presented storage and show the amount consumed/available. It would be nice to show the list of VMs then running on a given datastore in order to easily identify and sort by the size the biggest consumers of a given datastore.

            vCenter shows list of datastores and then VMs/virtual disks stored on them in order to help determine what can be migrated to another datastore as available storage becomes constrained.

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            • Storage optimization

              A good idea would be to have a dynamic optimization for the Storage, to receive some recommendation where to place the VHD, automatic load balancing when the Lun/Datastore is heavily used.

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              • Storage Availability Sets

                We can currently define Availability Sets in VMM to try and keep VMs on separate Hyper-V hosts, but it would be useful if the Availability Sets could be applied to CSVs/SMB shares as well so that the underlying storage isn't a potential SPOF for the VMs.

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                  2 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 64k allocation unit size for all volume creation tasks.

                  When creating cluster, volume is 64k automatically formatted. But when you add additional, its 4k.

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                    1 comment  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Storage QoS is not available

                      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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                        1 comment  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make SMI-S more reliable

                        SMI-S is not reliable enough to do bulk updates to storage array's and SAN fabrics. Many failures and unexpected wait times. Retries have to be build-in service templates for provisioning just because of this.

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                        • File Server Share Creation Creates Incorrect Share Type for Hyper-V

                          When creating a new share against a Windows File Server through ther VMM GUI the share is created using the SMB Share - Quick profile. This profile selects the options to allow caching of the share and is not the recommended share type per Microsoft. The recommended profile to use is SMB Share - Applications.

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