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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).

    197 votes
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    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    163 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.

  3. 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

    145 votes
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    3 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

  4. SDN deployed by VMM can be managed through WAC SDN extension

    Currently SDN deployed using VMM cannot be managed outside of VMM. WAC has a SDN extension which is useful to monitor, troubleshoot and manage SDN.
    It will be super useful to be able to use WAC to monitor / manage SDN deployed through VMM

    127 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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 →
  6. End-to-End Hyper-V and Cluster Management in the SCVMM Console

    Today we are not able to fully manage Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters from the SCVMM Console. For some settings we still need to do it from the local host. It would be great to have SCVMM to support all the Hyper-V and Cluster features in just one console.

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

    Hello all,

    We have reviewed the idea in great length. However, due to the large scope, we broke the top common 4 sub-idea into a separate ideas. If your idea is not being reflected as part of the 4 sub-ideas. Please subscribing your idea separately.

    We do appreciate your candidate suggestions and hope you would help us further going forward.

    regards,

    VMM Product Team

  7. 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 →
  8. 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.

    109 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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 →
  11. 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

    73 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    68 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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 →
  14. 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 →
  15. 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 →
  16. 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 →
  17. 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 →
  18. Bring back support for VMM Host and VM Dashboards in SCOM 2016

    Update the VM and Hosts Dashboards management pack that was released for VMM 2012 and SCOM 2012. This Management Pack can no longer be imported into a SCOM 2016/VMM 2016 monitoring scenario.
    System Center 2012 R2 Management Pack for Virtual Machine Manager Host and Virtual Machine Dashboards
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43707&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all

    Without this Management Pack the usability of SCOM for monitoring the Hyper-V Hosts and VMs is virtually non-existent

    43 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Support Cross-Cluster Migrations using S2D/SOFS Storage in Converged Environment

    SCVMM (VMM) & S2D should support cross-cluster migration of highly available VMs.

    Migrations of highly-available VMs from one cluster to another while using S2D and SOFS as a storage solution (NOT hyper-converged) should be supported by VMM.

    VMM has built-in functionality to allow migration of a VM from one cluster to another.

    This does NOT work with HA VMs when your storage solution is SOFS on S2D. The VM will be placed in pause-critical, effectively a failed migration.

    I believe this is a shortcoming on the part of Failover Clustering not properly handling storage communication, but not sure as this…

    41 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Please create the possibility to label the VLANs

    Today we can only choose which VLAN number to assign.

    38 votes
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