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  1. VMM library servers in multiple sites -> synchronization of content

    That’s a major issue that there is no support for DFS-R to keep different VMM library servers in different sites in sync or up to date. If we can use DFS-R for it that would be a good step forward.

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    9 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

    This feature is being planned, will update once we start working on this.

  2. Better performance management in VMM

    I like to see what performance counters on Hyper-V hosts and VMs on the following components:
    - CPU
    - Memory
    - Network
    - Disk

    These performance counters can be viewed in a graph for a day, week and month trend.

    It would be nice to see what are the top hosts and VMs on CPU, memory, network and disk I/O in realtime in SCVMM without the use of SCOM

    73 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Enable HVR without Azure dependency controlled from VMM

    Add the ability to control failover and enable replica from VMM without the dependency/cost of Azure Integratio

    145 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Hello all,

    this idea is being under review. Once we have more information, we will be updating the status.

    regards,

    VMM Product Team

  4. End-to-End Hyper-V and Cluster Management in the SCVMM Console

    Today we are not able to fully manage Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters from the SCVMM Console. For some settings we still need to do it from the local host. It would be great to have SCVMM to support all the Hyper-V and Cluster features in just one console.

    113 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Hello all,

    We have reviewed the idea in great length. However, due to the large scope, we broke the top common 4 sub-idea into a separate ideas. If your idea is not being reflected as part of the 4 sub-ideas. Please subscribing your idea separately.

    We do appreciate your candidate suggestions and hope you would help us further going forward.

    regards,

    VMM Product Team

  5. Do not lock VMs in UI when a job is failed

    We're discussed this but I want to say it again: it's VERY annoying to click Repair->Ignore every time...

    112 votes
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    2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Hyper-V Replication Health and Status Monitoring in VMM

    There must be complete monitoring of Hyper-V Replication from the VMM Console, as it is in the Hyper-V Manager.
    Currently VMM does not understand/recognize the replica VMs after the installation of UR5.
    The VMM administrators must be able to have real-time monitoring of Hyper-V Replication and all other related tasks (Pause, Resume, Resynchronize, etc.) that are availble in the Hyper-V manager Console.
    There must be a column against the Vm on the VMM Console which should be describe that a VM is Primary or Replica.

    68 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Add DPM integration

    Addin functionality to add a VM to a DPM protection group on creation (Template). Make it fairly simple like the ASR integration. View protection group / DPM server in console without custom fields.
    You could have a backup group for DPM servers in fabric computers, and assign them to host groups.
    If a cluster or host group is protected by DPM, install the agent onto new hosts as they are added.

    Fix the issue with using the DPM and VMM module at the same time maybe.

    65 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Availabilty Sets between two Clusters/Hostgroups

    Today we are able to prevent virtual machines deployments on the same Host in a cluster with availability sets, automatically.
    In case of deploying VMs in two datacentre (or two Cluster) there is no such mechanism.
    It would be nice if availability sets can be set up for preventing VMs are located in the same datacentre or hostgroup.

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

    it would be useful that all the storage (iscsi, smb, fc etc) presented to a host and/or cluster and tagged with a classification to be summed and present a summary in Fabric>Storage>Classification and pools (size, available capacity, etc etc).
    Now event the storage is tagged with a classification... no data is presented.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Multiple Azure Site Recovery Subscriptions

    Unfortunately only one ASR subscription from one recovery vault is attachable into SCVMM. AS such, protected VMs can only be saved into a storage vault, that resides in the same datacenter as the recovery vault. In case of a global deployment, where SCVMM administrates hosts and VMs around the globe with appropriate site definitions, a failover would force users to connect to Azure VMs situated in another region as themselves. This situation also applies to the MARS agent around the globe replicating VMs to the same, single recovery/storage vault.

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Shared VHDX is only available as service template

    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.

    31 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    24 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add service aware patching for both fabric and tenants

    Today we badly miss a Comprehensive patch managemt nsolution for the datacenter. SCCM is focused on single system patching, VMM just Patches the fabric and has many shortcomings. Today we use custom Scripting Solutions that are hard to mantain.
    VMM is the place where to implement the datacenter patching, we need:
    - maintenance Windows
    - ability to set different environments (test, pilot, poduction at least)
    - ability to set relationships between systems
    - great compliance reporting
    - straightforward tshooting logging and tools
    - ability to have pre and post custom actions
    ...
    - service dependencies (

    40 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Network configuration delivery

    Deliver all network configuration commands as a whole so that the host can process them even if the commands will momentarily disconnect the host from the network. This is most useful when provisioning new hosts that only have two adapters that will be part of a team. Currently the team and switch commands are delivered and THEN the commands for the virtual interfaces, these later commands fail as the host has dropped off the network. This leaves the host without network connectivity and the job fails. Many hosts are using converged network fabrics and being able to provision them without…

    10 votes
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    started  ·  0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    14 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. tool to create fully patched vhd

    It would be great to have a tool where I could add wim file, point it to internet, select updates, and the result would be fully patched VHD. (I know there are multiple things which already exists, but this would be really handy as the tools are not straightforward - converteindowsimage.ps1,dism, sccm...)

    0 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Sort Storage Classifications by some meaningful order

    When you go apply a classification to a VM's Virtual Disk in the GUI, the drop-down menu sorts things in an incoherent manner.

    It appears that Get-SCStorageClassification also returns results in the same order.

    It also does not appear to sort based on propreties ID, AddedTime, or ModifiedTime.

    Can we at least get the VMM GUI to sort results? (Powershell can obviously be done manually.)

    Image attached demonstrating issue.

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Checkpoints don't inherit VM owner, when another user creates it.

    We have VMs with a Self-Service owner. When a different user creates a checkpoint on that VM, within the checkpoint properties, it shows that the checkpoint was "created by" the owner, not by the user that actually created it.

    Can we have it so the Checkpoint creator's name is in the "created by" field instead of the VM owner?

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    0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. User Voice

    Much like Windows Admin Center, a suggestion I would like is in the VMM Help menu, to link directly to User Voice, for user feedback. This would be handy.

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    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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