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  1. Bare Metal Deployment (post deployment automation)

    It would be nice if there was a good way to inject execution of custom scripts or either a way to trigger MDT (and\or SCCM) task sequence (with a support of TS initiated reboot) as a final deployment step once the host got all the needed settings from SCVMM but before it become available for placement. This step is needed to automate installation of vendor specific drivers/tools (and other software) that for whatever reason cannot be injected into the template VHDX. Currently, the workaround is to use the GUIRunOnce attribute together with auto logon in the unattend.xml file, but that's…

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Bare Metal Deployment (MPIO support)

    It would be nice if MPIO was supported during Bare Metal Deployment as it would make the process more resilient to SAN network spikes and not duplicate detected disks if the same LUN is presented via multiple paths.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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 →
  4. Autodetect Supported Linux OS

    When migrating Linux VMs from VMWare we observed that VMM does not autodetect the operating system as it does with Windows VMs, and so the OS is listed as Unknown. I wrote a script to query the key-value pair for OSName and then appropriately label the VM in VMM, but we feel that this should be an included feature.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Include all features of Hyper-V manager into VMM

    I miss all options for Hyper-V replica management and alarming.

    11 votes
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    2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Keiko Harada responded

    Hi Markus,

    Can you break this down in smaller ideas? This is just too big of a bucket for us. Also there is an idea for HVR on VMM. Would you like to vote there?

    thanks,

  6. Storage QoS is not available

    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.

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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. Improve graphic management of vms

    It could be nice to have "graphical groups" of vms, such as folder tree, that is mainly logical with no specific associated resources.

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Make SMI-S more reliable

    SMI-S is not reliable enough to do bulk updates to storage array's and SAN fabrics. Many failures and unexpected wait times. Retries have to be build-in service templates for provisioning just because of this.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. IP Management

    Customers cry out for the ability to see which VM has what IP in a easy format. Short of writing custom powershell would be good to just have it within the GUI

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Improve builtin reporting

    Improve reporting templates to be able to more comprehensively view resource utilization and especially predict future usage

    33 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. create better integration to vmware

    In the spirit of MS supporting other technologies, VMWare is here to stay and more people would find value in VMM if it had a better integration with VMWare.

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Enable baremetal deployments with more than one network adapter (remove bug!)

    Currently any bare metal deployments fail when you have more than one network adapter connected (also known by others in the web). This comes through multiple dns entries (as each adapter register itself) and therefore the VM server lost the connection. Additionally the host is registered with the WinPE name and not with the final host name. It seems that bare metal deployment was never really tested in real multi NIC blade environments. We had to create a couple workaround to bring it to live.

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. VMM GUI - Use IP-Pools for existing VMs

    currently is only about PowerShell possible to add a network adapter with an existing VM and assign the IP Address from a IPOOL. This standard task should be included in the GUI.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Host Group Overview: Available Resources

    I think it would be great if instead of pretty useless "overall MB\s" and "monthly storage MBPS" we could see an overview of available resources for a host group:
    - Storage (Used\Available for Placement)
    - Memory (used\available for new VMs)
    - Top N hosts running out of resources (3-5 hosts)
    - Top N free hosts (2-5 hosts)

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.)

    56 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. HNV Network Virtualization Policy Refresher

    Allow Policies of HNV gateways to be refreshed / reset for all or certain networks. Frequently virtualized networks get outdated and there is no way to reset the policies on all hosts / gateways or do any troubleshooting at all.

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. HNV GW Cluster deployment / migration

    Ease the deployment of the HNV Gateway deployment. Now you can only deploy it through Service Templates. They are subject to many errors during the deployment. Also there is no way to easily migrate networks between gateways. there should be a option for that too

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Improve dangerous PowerShell CMDlets

    Right now you can easily remove all cloud services (VM Role deployments) because there is no confirm impact for the remove-cloudservice and remove-cloudresource cmdlets. Also whatif is not available.
    When running get-cloudservice | remove-cloudservice, everything is gone without any prompt for confirmation.

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Make it possible to choose migration method when more than one would be technically available

    When it's technically possible to move a VM with both Live Migration and BITS, then make it possible to choose which method should be used for that transfer.

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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Due to lack of votes, we will close this idea. Votes will be released. Thank you for presenting the idea.

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