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  1. 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 →
    • 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 →
      • 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 →
        • Add configuration version option when creating VM's via SCVMM and WAP

          When adding a new Windows 2016 Hyper-V cluster to SCVMM, all VM's deployed to the new Windows 2016 cluster automatically deploy from SCVMM as a configuration version 8.0 machine. In order to allow time to upgrade all other Hyper-V Servers still running Windows 2012, it would be good to have the option to have a choice of configuration version of the VM. This is currently only possible if creating a VM directly on the Windows 2016 Hyper-V server itself. When creating VM's directly on a Windows 2016 Hyper-V server one can use the cmdlet "New-VM" and specify the configuration version…

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          • 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

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              1 comment  ·  Patch  ·  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 →
              • 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 →
                • 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 →
                      • 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 →
                        • 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 →
                          • 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 →
                            • 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 →
                              • 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 →
                                • 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 →
                                  • 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 →
                                    • 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.

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