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  1. 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…

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    1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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.

  4. 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 →
  5. skype online community!

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

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  6. 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.

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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

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    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

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

    Search in Host Groups for Hyper-V hosts

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  10. 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…

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    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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

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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Replace Live Migration code

    Please replace the live migration code used in VMM(dynamic optimization, maintenance. Mode) with the live migration code found in failover cluster manager.

    When placing a host in maintenance mode or dynamic optimization, jobs constantly hang at various percentages which then require killing the vmmservice as that's the only way to get vmm to release the job.

    Draining a host using failover cluster manager is near flawless. A host will fail to drain/complete in VMM, yet using FCM immediately after completes 100%. Various tickets have been opened with support regarding this issue with no sucess to date.

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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Virtual Folders in Console UI

    Please a "Create Folder" Feature like SCCM Console, that we can better sort or categorize the VM's for a nice Overview.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Security Rights on Fabric

    Hi,

    Currently there is no possibility to restrict access on the Fabric. For example, if I want to give to an administrator only rights to view/start/restart/shutdown/open console on VMS, there is no way to do this. It would be nice if more roles for fabric could be created like: Virtual Machine Deployment User, Virtual Machine Power user etc, roles that can be customized.

    18 votes
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    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. File Server Share Creation Creates Incorrect Share Type for Hyper-V

    When creating a new share against a Windows File Server through ther VMM GUI the share is created using the SMB Share - Quick profile. This profile selects the options to allow caching of the share and is not the recommended share type per Microsoft. The recommended profile to use is SMB Share - Applications.

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    0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Create an easy way to connect to a new or existing database

    Right now you have to reinstall VMM or use scvmmrecover.exe in order to change the database for VMM. It would be nice to have the option to fill in an other SQL database and when the database isn't found it create a new empty one or if one is found it uses that database. That way we can move between databases more easily. e.g. with Powershell or something.

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  18. introduce a function similar to VMWare vCenter Linked Mode

    I suggest you introduce a function similar to VMWare vCenter Linked Mode where you can connect to and manage multiple VMM environments from the same VMM console.

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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. SCVMM Job Description with possible error cause

    The SCVMM Jobs sometimes give an confusing error message.
    Per example
    An internal error has occurred trying to contact the server: : .
    WinRM: URL: [http://Server:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [HWScoutOffline], Resource: [http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wmi/root/scvmm/P2VServerJob]

    In my opinion it would be very helpful to display a possible root cause and provide a link to Knowledge article.

    Example Job VM Template Creation:
    Error Message:
    An internal error has occurred trying to contact the server: : .
    WinRM: URL: [http://Server:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [HWScoutOffline], Resource: [http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wmi/root/scvmm/P2VServerJob]

    Possible Root Cause:
    sysprep binaries were missing
    See <link of a…

    5 votes
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  20. Add option to sort and search the Address pool when creating VM

    Add option to sort and search the Address pool when creating VM
    When you create a VM is very frustrating to scroll through the entire list of Address poll's to find the right address pool (VLAN) in which you need to locate the VM because the aforementioned list is not sorted by any criteria and is not supported either search options. Perhaps this could be subsumed under existing bug ya SCVMM 2102 R2.

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