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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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.

    13 votes
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  4. Allow setting ExposeVirtualizationExtensions to true in VMM

    We are using this for enabling Device Guard/Credential Guard on VMs not for nested virtualization.

    3 votes
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  5. show the vmm console build number

    In some cases customers work on dedicated admin workstations a local VMM Console installed. In these scenarios it's important to keep the console up-to-date, if possible in the same version as the VMM Server. It would be great if the VMM Console notifies the user if he's using and older VMM Console version.

    at least this should be displayed within the "about" dialog.

    37 votes
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  6. Add deduplication option to the Create Logical Unit wizard

    Currently the Create Logical Unit wizard offers two options:
    thin provisioned and thick provisioned.
    Please add 'Thin provisioned and deduplicated'
    Or give each storage pool a default settings option, in which the new LUN defaults for that pool are saved (thin/thick, deduplication, compression, ...)

    46 votes
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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Supports ARM VMs in SCVMM

    There is no support for managing Azure Resource Manager VMs today.

    22 votes
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    planned  ·  6 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. VMM Console Doesn't Remember View Changes

    Right now the VMM console does not remember all changes made when adding and removing columns from the VMs view of a host or cluster. For example, I add the "Disk Write Speed" column, and after closing and reopening, the "Disk Write Speed" column is no longer present again. Other columns, such as "Disk Read Speed", are correctly remembered.

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  9. VMM2016 Maintenance mode/Live migration problem.

    I have a cluster of 4 hyper-converged nodes. I'm trying to install the latest CU (KB3197954). The process so far has been


    1. Start maintenance mode

    2. install CU

    3. Stop maintenance mode

    4. wait for S2D to rebuild

    5. move on to the next node

    This has worked fine for the first 3 nodes. When I tried to put the final node in maintenance mode, I got the following error.

    Error (10434)
    No suitable host is available for migrating the existing highly available virtual machines.

    Now I tried to manually migrate a VM. In the Select Host page, I get "Unable to migrate or…

    6 votes
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  10. VMM 2016 CU1 Bug - "Start VM after deploying it" not working

    When I select "Start the virtual machine after deploying it" in the Migrate VM Wizard, the VM is not started. I have not tried powershell and I only have 1 install to test with. All Hyper-V targets are 2016 fully patched. Source hosts are 2012 R2.

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    4 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Make VMM support "4k-native" VHDXs.

    Make VMM support "4k-native" VHDXs. VM creation will fail in VMM if that VM has a 4k-native VHDX. 2012R2 Hyper-v supports 4k native VHDXs just fine. But VMM fails on it.
    Before you say "use VHDX format, VMM supports it", please re-read carefully and check - the default vhdX is 512e; VHDX is 4k native only when you explicitly set logical sector size as 4k during its creation. And if you use 4k native VHDX - VMM fails on it (though works fine with 512e VHDX)
    Tested on VMM 2012 R2 UR10 and Windows 2012 R2 File Server Storage Pools:…

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

    Thanks for providing the inputs, we are reviewing this and update on future progress.

  12. Add custom pre/post update remediation script for each host to make firmware updates possible during remediation cycle.

    I suggest that you add possibility for pre and post powershell scripts for what to do before and after update remediation.
    That way it would be possible to do hardware firmware upgrades during the remediation phase. Perhaps with configurable timeout before the host is supposed to be back online again?
    Possible parameters to the pre and post scripts could be hostname, BMC address/BMC credentials.

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    0 comments  ·  Patch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. skype online community!

    mit skpe zu kommunizieren ist schön, noch schöner, wenn da auch online Community!

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  14. Set Affinity and Anti-affinity rules

    I would like to be able to set affinity and anti-affinity rules in VMM console. So that we can ensure certain VMs are kept on the same host or kept on different hosts depending on their need.

    6 votes
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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. add 'Description' as a column option to Stored Virtual Machines and Services

    Under Library Servers in SCVMM, there is a Stored Virtual Machines and Services group under a given library server. It would be useful to be able to show 'Description' column bound to the VM stored in the library so I can quickly see what the VM was used for or other notes.

    2 votes
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  16. Show uptime for host and virtual machine in the GUI

    Make it possible to see or fade in the uptime of the hosts or virtual machines

    21 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Search in Host Groups for Hyper-V hosts

    Search in Host Groups for Hyper-V hosts

    3 votes
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  18. 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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    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Provide better explination of STATUS results

    Currently we are using SMB scale out file storage with a HyperV clusters. We constantly get "?" when we look at the SMB File share storage in the cluster properties. There is no explanation given as to what the issue is. Would be nice to get some possible reasons for the status to help with troubleshooting

    2 votes
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  20. We have many clusters and CPU compatiblity is the reason. Can you make it ignore dissimilar CPU generation migrations?

    If we want to share nothing migrate a VM live to another cluster of like CPU it works fine. The issue is that in the list of VM hosts for the site we lump all clusters in the site. Because it is one site and it simplifies views/networking. So when we migrate a VM to a different cluster for tolerance reasons, sometimes we have techs migrating VM's that fail after attempting to migrate. It would be good to just gray star them out for not having the same CPU generational level.

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