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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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      0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      15 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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…

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          0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  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 →
          • SCVMM add-in installed from Powershell

            For add-in's which have to be installed and worked upon silently, there should be a way to install and uninstall from a powershell script

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              0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • We should be able to create/restore Checkpoints from the Viewer

              ... withtout having to use the SCVMM console, just the viewer !

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                0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  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.

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                  0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Are you planning on releasing Powershell DSC modules for VMM? If not, would it be considered?!

                  Are you planning on releasing Powershell DSC modules for VMM? If not, would it be considered?!

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix error 23352 when creating Generation 2 VM template and trying to deploy VMs

                    As discussed in the following forum topic:
                    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/917c90d5-f7f4-454c-825b-fe0f28592978/cannot-create-vm-from-gen2-template?forum=virtualmachingmgrhyperv

                    I am not able to fix whatever causes error 23352 to be thrown after
                    - Creating a new generation 2 Virtual machine
                    - Booting, installing and configuring the machine
                    - shutting down the machine
                    - Creating a VM template from the VM
                    - Enabling "Create a differencing disk using the specified disk as parent"
                    - Trying to create new virtual machines from the template.

                    After the VHDX was deployed to the host(s) and differencing disks are to be created, error 23352 ("VMM cannot find the device or this device is not valid…

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                      0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  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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                      • Provide web based management in VMM 2016 like App Controller without Windows Azure Pack

                        An easy to use web based management option like App Controller should be provided for VMM 2016. Setting up Windows Azure Pack just in order to give internal customers e.g. developers a tool to manage their VMs seems oversized.

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                          0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow VMM Library Servers pin to more than one Host group

                          During placement VMM uses this association in Host Group properties to find closest library, but now it accepts only one host group.

                          If you add option to select more than one HG in this field it will be best before you realize https://systemcentervmm.uservoice.com/forums/280803-general-vmm-feedback/suggestions/7000584-vmm-library-servers-in-multiple-sites-synchroni

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                            0 comments  ·  UI  ·  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 →
                            • 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 →
                              • 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 →
                                • 2016 UR3 deletes vhdx-file when restoring a checkpoint without that disk

                                  to reproduce:
                                  - create a new vm
                                  - create a checkpoint of the new vm
                                  - attach a second disk to the vm
                                  - restore the checkpoint

                                  all versions below UR3:
                                  - the file of the 2nd disk remains on the csv and can be attached later

                                  UR3:
                                  - the agent removes the file of the second disk

                                  6 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Patch  ·  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 →
                                    • Allow Cloud Oversubscription

                                      With options like Dynamic Disk and Memory allowing you to get the most out of your resources. It would also make sense to allow end users to oversubscribe resources.

                                      Turned off Virtual Machines count towards cloud limits and therefore users cannot easily switch between workloads in a lab environment without an offline Library. When users work with multiple VMs for a test and can switch multiple times in a day it makes little sense to force the Library usage as they cannot export VMs from the Library until the cloud is clear enough. This leads to countless lost hours waiting…

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                                        0 comments  ·  VMM Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Shared nothing live migration with each disk to a different location fails

                                        When LM a VM to a different cluster using VSM, and if the VM has more than one VHDX attached and I want to place each disk on a different CSV. migration fails with an access denied error. Migrating the same VM to one CSV succeeds.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Patch  ·  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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