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  1. SDN deployed by VMM can be managed through WAC SDN extension

    Currently SDN deployed using VMM cannot be managed outside of VMM. WAC has a SDN extension which is useful to monitor, troubleshoot and manage SDN.
    It will be super useful to be able to use WAC to monitor / manage SDN deployed through VMM

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  2. Logical Switch - Extend characters from 64 to 128

    The Logical Switch name are limited to 64 characters.
    For the implementation with CISCO APIC we need more as 64 characters e.g. 128 characters for the Logical Switch name.
    The CISCO APIC delpoyed the Logical Switch with a compex naming convention e.g. TenantName | APIC Name | EPG Name | Logical Switch Name.

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  3. Run compliance check against Logical Switch object and Hosts

    Using a Logical Switch object for deployment in a cluster is a time saver and above all mitigates or removes human error by eliminating repetitive tasks. Problem arises AFTER the Logical Switch has been deployed and a modification/change is required, ex; if an additional vNIC is required upon adding it within the Fabric/Logical Switch it is NEVER flagged as non-compliant, hence can never be Remediated. If managing many servers and such a change is required, the only way is to either manually modify each server or create an additional Logical Switch, then remove/add logical switches. This is by no means…

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  4. Preconfigure Network Adapter in Physical Computer Profile

    Configuring the network adapter of the bare-metal is configurable only after deep discovery has been made. like makeing the nic not registering with DNS option.

    Physical Computer Profile mostly does alot of time, but only able to preconfigure the network adapter in detail.

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  6. Custom Properties for VM Networks (and other objects)

    As of today we've the possibility to add "custom properties" to some objects available in VMM (i.e. Hosts, Templates, VMs, ..) but it's not available for other/all objects.

    It would be great to make these custom properties available across all objects like VM networks and others for which they're not available today.

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  7. monitor traffic bound to SCPortAcl rules

    It would be nice to create a tool that will provide a real time monitor and ability to find past details for blocked and allowed traffic when SCPortAcl Rules are used. Connectivity filtering relies on firewall traffic monitoring for troubleshooting puproses so it is essential to have.

    13 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. "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.

    36 votes
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  11. Logical network workflow concept

    The creation and management of logical networks, sites, IP Pools, Port Uplinks and VM networks are all related in a VMM configuration but the management of these is very segmented.
    As an example it would be better if I wanted to delete a Logical Network then VMM would show me the impact of deleting that logical network. VM's, Port uplinks, Sites etc that are affected and then provide the option to go ahead and clean up the associated resources for that logical network. If this affects the VM or the VM config is broken as a result this would be…

    4 votes
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  12. HNV Allow the option to forward a port range. Ex: 4000:4111

    HNV Allow the option to forward a port range. Ex: 4000:4111

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  13. Import network configuration to VMM for hosts already configured

    I think managing the network configuration should be simpler in the sense if you configured your Hyper-V clustering network prior to using VMM. You should be able to add VMM to the mix afterwards and it import how the network is already configured. Not being forced to have to use VMM to setup the network from the beginning if you want VMM to manage it.

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  14. Include static routes into Static IP Address Pool

    Currently, Static IP Address Pools include most of the IP configuration options one might need--such as available address range, default gateway, DNS servers, etc. I see many customers using static routes in their environments, especially for "special" infrastructure networks such as BMC/IPMI addresses. This currently requires manual configuration for affected machines after they get IP address from pool.

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  15. 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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  16. enable creating duplicite subnet

    Usually customers do networking wrong. If I'm redesigning it, its usually easier to rebuild VMM, because logical networks are total mess and they usually already define subnets (in one connects network, and it should be in vlan isolated for example...). And I cannot create it correctly, because subnet already exists.

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  17. 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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  18. Allow both IPv4 and IPv6 in the same virtual network.

    This might be out of scope.

    IPv4 and IPv6 should be allowed within the same NVGRE network. There's really no good reason that this should restricted.

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  19. Support all RRAS routing features in VMM when configuring Windows Server Gateway

    RRAS has far more capabilities than those available in VMM. The current VMM limitations require that multiple gateway VMs be created when RRAS could handle most scenarios in 1 VM (or cluster).

    Ideally many of the layer 3 features should be moved to the virtual switch and distributed either through a switch extension or native functionality. I would argue this applies to the upcoming firewall and load balancing functionality as well.

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  20. Add Port Mirroring

    Dear VMM Team,

    The protected Network and Port mirroring configuration is missing in VMM Port Profiles virtual network adapter.

    Please add those two options so we can manage all vNICs from a single console.

    Thank you,

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