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  1. Reduce the text 'Virtual Machine Viewer'

    Please can you either allow the 'Virtual Machine Viewer' text to be removed or reduced to 'Viewer'. When you have multiple Virtual Machine open the task bar doesnt allow you to see which machine is what because this text fills the whole section.

    Screen grab attached as an example...

    Thanks

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      2 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Email distribution or RSS feed for hotfixes for "known" issues that aren't so "known" (business impact)

      It would be helpful to have an RSS Feed or email distribution so when "known Issues" internal to microsoft are "known", the community in general will also know.

      for example, there was a hotfix for an issue created with UR12 for system center affecting replication. Our engineering team had to open a case with microsoft.

      https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54854

      Admittedly, in this case, the title of the article for the hotfix does not imply that it fixes our specific replication issue which was caused by UR12 but when we call in and are told it is a "known Issue", it would be nice…

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        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "Set-VMNetworkAdapterVlan -Trunk" in the GUI settings of the network adapter

        There are times when you need to give the virtual machine a trunk-port. This has to be done through Powershell: Set-VMNetworkAdapterVlan -Trunk -AllowedVlanIdList xxx -NativeVlanId yyy
        I would like to add the option in the GUI settings of the network adapter of the virtual machine for easy of use.

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          0 comments  ·  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, ...)

          43 votes
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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

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              0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • show the vmm console build number

              In some cases customers work on dedicated admin workstations a local VMM Console installed. In these scenarios it's important to keep the console up-to-date, if possible in the same version as the VMM Server. It would be great if the VMM Console notifies the user if he's using and older VMM Console version.

              at least this should be displayed within the "about" dialog.

              23 votes
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                0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VMMAgent - Leverage SMB Multichannel capabilities during File Transfers

                TL;DR - Is there any chance that VMMAgent will ever use SMB Multichannel for file transfers?

                I understand that VMMAgent does stuff over 443 (or 80 if specified) for file copies. If there's an ODX-capable storage provider, then it will leverage that. Otherwise, it will try "Fast File Copy" and then BITS over HTTPS (or HTTP if specified).

                My question (or feature request?) stems from the fact that Microsoft is pushing these great new technologies as the bee's knees - Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Multichannel, Converged Networking, VMM + WAS, etc. Why can't VMM use them?

                In a multi-NIC…

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                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable online memory resize for qualified VMs (Bugfix?)

                  All options on the memory tab in any VMs properties are inactive (grayed out), yet virtual computers running Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 support hot add and hot remove of memory. It works through Hyper-V Manager but in SCVMM it's not functioning.

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                    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bring back support for VMM Host and VM Dashboards in SCOM 2016

                    Update the VM and Hosts Dashboards management pack that was released for VMM 2012 and SCOM 2012. This Management Pack can no longer be imported into a SCOM 2016/VMM 2016 monitoring scenario.
                    System Center 2012 R2 Management Pack for Virtual Machine Manager Host and Virtual Machine Dashboards
                    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43707&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all

                    Without this Management Pack the usability of SCOM for monitoring the Hyper-V Hosts and VMs is virtually non-existent

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                      0 comments  ·  Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Detect and allow KVP data exchange properties to be exposed as custom properties

                          We have specific properties that we pass up and down to the VM via KVP, such as 'managed custom properties' to add a 'add existing kvp attribute'. These can then be selected to show on the main view.

                          Currently, we have a non-trivial WMI script that queries and updates same-name VMM custom attributes with this data so we have a single pane of glass for these values

                          For example, typically for us we bring drive usage (to compare against VHDx size), escalation manager, and particular system component information up (particular result of a SQL query) to view within VMM so…

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                            0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Supports ARM VMs in SCVMM

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

                              14 votes
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                                planned  ·  5 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add support for (a basic) virtual IPMI device

                                When working with new Bare Metal deployments it would save a lot of time if we could use VMs for testing. A Virtual device of some sort supporting IPMI/SMASH could ease the process considerably.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • When the window is displayed in full screen, the character string of the title bar is missing.

                                  When the window is displayed in full screen, the character string of the title bar is missing.
                                  VMM UR1 also has not been fixed, but recently released VMM UR2 was installed, but it has not been fixed.

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                                    0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow for the administrator to change Bandwidth Limits for Network Controller RAS Gateway Deployments

                                    In the current release of SCVMM 2016, VPN Gateways using the Network Controller does not allow the administrator to set the network bandwidth limit even though it is possible to do so via the REST API of the Network Controller.

                                    Currently, the default Network Bandwidth limit is 500Kbits on the incoming and outgoing side of the VPN Gateway.

                                    See https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/networking/sdn/manage/add-a-virtual-gateway-to-a-tenant-virtual-network#bkmk_modify for the workaround to configure the bandwidth limit

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                                    • Allow setting ExposeVirtualizationExtensions to true in VMM

                                      We are using this for enabling Device Guard/Credential Guard on VMs not for nested virtualization.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VMM 2016 CU1 Bug - "Start VM after deploying it" not working

                                        When I select "Start the virtual machine after deploying it" in the Migrate VM Wizard, the VM is not started. I have not tried powershell and I only have 1 install to test with. All Hyper-V targets are 2016 fully patched. Source hosts are 2012 R2.

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                                          4 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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