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  1. More flexibile service templates

    Today we are kinda locked-in when it comes to service templates and deployment of those. I would like to see more flexibility here, such as:


    • dynamically add/remove tiers and instances to an existing service template

    • better management capabilities of the entire service and each individual tier, such as live migration, patching, and DSC integration

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Ability to remove/add dependency between Service Templates/Gallery Items and VMs with Powershell

    Also Service Templates and VM Templates should use tags, Familiy name and versioning to use Disk instead of attaching them directly

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. A Great Management Pack

    We need a brand new Management Pack that sets the reference for fabric monitoring. No more OpsMgr SDK dependencies to take into account managed service provider scenarios.

    83 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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 →
  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. please make a clear statement about many VMMs to one OpsMgr instance integration support.

    Can't find anything on this topic in docs. I have a lot requests for this and can't answer with an official statement

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    9 votes
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    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Simultaneous Live Migration from VMM Console

    When I need to live migrate a number of VM's (not all because we can place a host in maintenance mode), I'd like to multi-select those VMs and live migrate them together. Now I go back to FCM and do it from there.

    16 votes
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    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Database Consistency Tool

    We are regularly faced with inconsistency in the database or we need to remove a cluster or a node but can't because VMM simply refuses. Repairing the database is risky and unsupported and once in while things get messed up. I'd love to see a tool which tests for VMM database inconsistency and a way to clean up

    45 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add support for Configuration Manager Software Updates functionality

    When ConfigMgr is available, make sure the product can opt-in and leverage that functionality

    57 votes
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    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Combine Service Templates with Gallery Items

    Make Service Templates in SCVMM interoperable with Gallery Items in the WAP

    8 votes
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  12. Add support to manage docker on Windows vNext

    Since MS announced support for Docker, make sure SCVMM will support docker container deployment from day 0

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Rename the product to Datacenter Manager

    Rename the product in such a way that people understand that VMM is much more than a Hypervisor Manager - Suggestions: DataCenter Manager

    18 votes
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    declined  ·  3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Library Share without Windows

    In this moment a library must be on a Window Server and this is not good because for vhdx, iso, scripts and more could be used share on a remote storage, like QNAP or others, where the agent cannot be installed.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Due to the low voters for this idea, we have declined this idea. The votes are released to the subscribers.

  15. Improve Update Console

    Update console is too "poor" because I can't see who many servers need a specific update and if the update is obsolete or not. The console must be improved like WSUS

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

    Due to the low voters for this idea, we have declined this idea. The votes are released to the subscribers.

  16. Manage Updates directly from VMM

    Today is necessary approve the updates from WSUS and, after this step, on VMM but is not "good" procedure because is too long. Could be better use the engine of WSUS but manage the updates from VMM with the possibility to select what kind of updates see (critical, security / WS2012, WS2012R2)

    34 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    169 votes
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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.

  18. Cluster Deployment -> Logical Switch Deployment / Static IP address assignment

    If a Hyper-V cluster is created with VMM you can only create a Standard Switch on all Hyper-V hosts. It would be better to select a Logical Switch here.

    Another pain point is the assignment of a static IP address to the cluster. In the 2012 R2 release sometimes it works that the option will be visible sometimes not. A drop down menu where I can choose between DHCP or static assignment would be better.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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

    148 votes
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    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

  20. Job Locking , read vs write

    today a host refresh thats read only locks a change on a host/vm , changing so a read only jobs dont prevent any changes from being applied , and que jobs if locked instead of failing them

    2 votes
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    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Due to the low voters for this idea, we have declined this idea. The votes are released to the subscribers.

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