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  1. VMM Library - get rid of "missing" items or offer a clean up after x days.

    I find it frustrating when I'm moving a lot of resources around, to have to clear out the "missing" items from the library. Library should be just treated like file explorer essentially. When its gone, its gone. If people like a audit trail, the offer a "keep history for x days" then show as missing......for x days. That would be better.

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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Potential Bug: Pushing a VMM Agent to an Infrastructure server existing certificate bindings are replaced

    When pushing a VMM 2016 UR4 agent to an infrastructure server. If the infrastructure server has an existing certificate bound to HTTPS, example RDSGateway and Network Controller. The agent installation will remove the existing certificate binding when setting up BITS.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Sysprep Requirement for Windows VM Templates

    The requirement for running sysprep when preparing VM Templates (with Windows) looks a bit confusing, because as soon as you start converting finalized VM, the status changes to 'Sysprepping...'.

    If VMM could do sysprepping on it's own, I'd like to be able to skip doing this step in my Task Sequence, because one of the last steps I'm doing is applying some hardening GPOs, which in turn, cause sysprep to succeed only after a subsequent reboot (and automating one is quite a challenge as apparently MDT doesn't like something that's being touched by the hardening policies)

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    1 comment  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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…

    22 votes
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    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Ability to copy\duplicate physical computer profiles

    very annoying having to build a whole new profile just for testing a minor change, especially when there is a complex network setup.

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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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

    46 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Remove optical media from running vm

    Currently (1801) we are unable to remove optical media from a running VM although it is supported and doable from the failover cluster manager.
    Please fix that.

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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. hiddensharePrevent users from creating hidden shares from the VMM console (or support them!)

    VMM Allows you to create shares that are hidden by adding a $ to the end of the name. It works fine and allows you to use them.

    However, if you remove one of these shares (ie, retire it) all of the hidden shares disappear. This is because the discovery gets run and it incorrectly assumes anything with a $ at the end is special and needs to be filtered out.

    At this point, all of your VMs on these shares go into an unsupported state and you lose the ability to manage VMs using VMM.

    Please allow VMM to…

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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”

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    37 votes
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  12. 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  ·  2 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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…

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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…

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Show uptime for host and virtual machine in the GUI

    Make it possible to see or fade in the uptime of the hosts or virtual machines

    21 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Make VMM support "4k-native" VHDXs.

    Make VMM support "4k-native" VHDXs. VM creation will fail in VMM if that VM has a 4k-native VHDX. 2012R2 Hyper-v supports 4k native VHDXs just fine. But VMM fails on it.
    Before you say "use VHDX format, VMM supports it", please re-read carefully and check - the default vhdX is 512e; VHDX is 4k native only when you explicitly set logical sector size as 4k during its creation. And if you use 4k native VHDX - VMM fails on it (though works fine with 512e VHDX)
    Tested on VMM 2012 R2 UR10 and Windows 2012 R2 File Server Storage Pools:…

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

    Thanks for providing the inputs, we are reviewing this and update on future progress.

  18. SCVMM re-scan of Hyper V cluster to update its database

    SCVMM gets itself in a mess, Cluster Manager knows were the VM's are SCVMM think's it knows and you get in a situation were you can't fix it. Its so frustration...

    75 votes
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    4 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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).

    197 votes
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    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. "Update remediation of AgentServer"

    24027 Update remediation of AgentServer <Server Name> timed out.

    The Remediation task with a time-out value of 40 minutes.

    When you have updates from more then a month, it will take more then 40 minutes to complete the task.

    I never seen remediation task been successful, because of this and other issues with the remediation feature.

    Please help to update this value or change the behavior so this error does not occur.

    29 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Patch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

    Request you to please connect with support team and raise the same as production ticket. Support Team can work and perform detailed investigation and identify the root cause.

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