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  1. 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.

    66 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Bring back or Incorporate Virtual Machine Servicing Toolkit to VMM for Template Updating Orchestration

    VMST used to provide a easy way to install patches to offline VMs and templates on a schedule. It worked well for me and saved time on template updating. Would love to see it come back in some GUI form as it was before.

    21 votes
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  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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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  6. give Console View in VMM the same options like in Hyper-V or FailoverCluster Manager

    sometimes i need to use the console view to connect to the VMs desktop. But the console view in VMM is not as good as the viewer in FCM or Hyper-V manager.
    Please make the console view the same as in the other management tools (i. e. Insert Integration Services disk, Start, Stop VM, etc.)

    59 votes
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  7. 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 →
  8. 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.

    28 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. VMM Dependency Report and Deletion Tool

    Removing objects from VMM quickly becomes a nightmare with all dependencies. To quickly get an overview of the hierarchy and dependencies a VMM Dependency Report would be very helpful. Also interactively deleting objects taking into account dependencies could be an improvement here.

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    We are planning on improving the deletion workflow for VMM networking artifacts.
    Do you folks have specific examples where the workflow is sub-optimal? (apart form deletion of networking artifacts)

  13. 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...)

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  14. 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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  16. 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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  17. Jobs Window Pop Ups

    When creating somwthing like a VMNetwork, the jobs window always pops up, can we make a preference in systems to not open a jobs window by default.

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  18. allow wildcards

    Powershell modules don't accept wildcard values, like Get-VM -Name 'M*', this is available in PowerCLI on ESX, and is frustrating that it is not available. I can do a filter for results, but I would love to see this added.

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  19. 9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. The Enhanced Session opens in the background

    When I'm switching from basic session mode to enhanced session, the VM Console is shown behind the main SCVMM UI

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