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  1. Easier setup and management of Logical and Virtual Switches/Networks

    The configuration and setup of Logical Networks and Switches are hard for administrators to learn and understand.
    There is need to simplify this and also provide a graphical overview for how things are connected on a logical level. (the current build in view is not good enough).

    191 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      153 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.

      • 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

        136 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          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

        • Multi select in UI

          please add the ability to multiselct and do "anything" aka shutdown move and so on , having to select a vm at a time for some functions is very time consuming

          117 votes
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            8 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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...

            103 votes
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              2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              81 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • SCVMM re-scan of Hyper V cluster to update its database

                SCVMM gets itself in a mess, Cluster Manager knows were the VM's are SCVMM think's it knows and you get in a situation were you can't fix it. Its so frustration...

                75 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VHD Set support

                  Add VHD Set support in VMM. Support for shared VHDX and now VHD Set has been requested for years, yet VMM ignores this critical feature.

                  One of the greatest advancements of VHD Set over shared VHDX is the ability to migrate vhd set, yet VMM has no support for this.

                  Please add VHD Set management (create, attach, dettach, migrate ....) to VMM.

                  67 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Hyper-V Replication Health and Status Monitoring in VMM

                    There must be complete monitoring of Hyper-V Replication from the VMM Console, as it is in the Hyper-V Manager.
                    Currently VMM does not understand/recognize the replica VMs after the installation of UR5.
                    The VMM administrators must be able to have real-time monitoring of Hyper-V Replication and all other related tasks (Pause, Resume, Resynchronize, etc.) that are availble in the Hyper-V manager Console.
                    There must be a column against the Vm on the VMM Console which should be describe that a VM is Primary or Replica.

                    66 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Better performance management in VMM

                      I like to see what performance counters on Hyper-V hosts and VMs on the following components:
                      - CPU
                      - Memory
                      - Network
                      - Disk

                      These performance counters can be viewed in a graph for a day, week and month trend.

                      It would be nice to see what are the top hosts and VMs on CPU, memory, network and disk I/O in realtime in SCVMM without the use of SCOM

                      66 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        64 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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 →
                          • 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.)

                            55 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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  ·  1 comment  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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

                                42 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable support for Group-Managed Service Accounts (gsma)

                                  Let us use "group managed service accounts" for both a RunAs account, as well as the user under which we would install and run SCVMM.

                                  40 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please create the possibility to label the VLANs

                                    Today we can only choose which VLAN number to assign.

                                    38 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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 (

                                      37 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • "Available for Placement" option for Registered File shares.

                                        "Available for Placement" option for Registered File shares.

                                        In VMM 2012 R2, In the properties of a host server there is the option to mark a disk resource and unavailable for placement, in the storage section on the disk resource.

                                        This is useful to help IT Managers etc. managed active and available disk resources for placements, for all sorts of reasons, I commonly used it for:

                                        Storage End of life,
                                        Storage Migration, where a new system had been proved and no further VM’s were to be provisioned.
                                        Dedicated Customer Disks where no other systems were allowed to be deployed

                                        The…

                                        35 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          35 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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