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  1. 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.

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    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

  2. Support Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V in VMM 2019

    I know System requirements for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/vmm/system-requirements?view=sc-vmm-2019) does not list Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V as being a supported Hyper-V host in a VMM 2019 environment. And there's a difference between "not officially supported" and "officially not supported". VMM 2019 simply does not allow you to install its agent on a Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V server:

    Error (20523)
    The verslon of the Windows operating system on the computer xxxxx is not supported for a host.

    Recommended Action
    Upgrade the operating system to Windows Server 2016 or a later supported version, and then try the operation…

    65 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Update VMM agent on untrusted domains

    When attempting to update the VMM agents on hosts in un-trusted domains, the job fails. Currently there is a loooonnnggg work around involving uninstall, re-install, and exporting the certificate. It would be nice if this was able to be done directly through SCVMM console.

    16 votes
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  5. Enable baremetal deployments with more than one network adapter (remove bug!)

    Currently any bare metal deployments fail when you have more than one network adapter connected (also known by others in the web). This comes through multiple dns entries (as each adapter register itself) and therefore the VM server lost the connection. Additionally the host is registered with the WinPE name and not with the final host name. It seems that bare metal deployment was never really tested in real multi NIC blade environments. We had to create a couple workaround to bring it to live.

    13 votes
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  6. Simplify ASR & WAP integration. Add ASR integration at host group level, not Cloud level to simplify DR for tenants

    The challenges today with ASR integration together with Azure Pack:

    Requires at least two management stamps (increases footprint and costs)

    Requires two Service Provider Foundation installations

    Requires two Windows Azure Pack environments (which can be comprehensive when it’s for production scenarios, especially service providers)

    Makes NVGRE complex for tenant workloads

    It’s the opposite of what's origin – which is democratization of Disaster Recovery scenarios

    DR is enabled at the Cloud level in SCVMM, which breaks the relationship between subscriptions, hosting plans for tenants in Windows Azure Pack

    Suggestion(s):

    Remove DR integration at the Cloud level in SCVMM

    Enable the DR…

    12 votes
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  7. KVM support

    Add support for KVM hosts. OpenStack connector would be nice too but KVM management is a must.

    6 votes
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  8. use offline domainjoin instead of unattend.xml

    Currently VMM is using unattend.xml for domain joins for VMs and Hyper-V hosts. This contains having unencrypted passwords stored as cleartext at some points of time during the deployment.

    We would prefer using offline domain join instead - as it was done for nano server in the past.

    8 votes
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  9. create better integration to vmware

    In the spirit of MS supporting other technologies, VMWare is here to stay and more people would find value in VMM if it had a better integration with VMWare.

    7 votes
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  10. 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…

    6 votes
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  11. Avoid MPIO discovery and the ask to reboot after that

    Avoid MPIO discovery and the ask to reboot after that

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  12. 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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  13. DCR: Customer would like a better algorithm for calculating Overcommit

    Customer is sometimes 'ok' state. And other times, 'overcommit' state, even without changes in environment.

    SCVMM 2016 UR4, Standalone VMM environment of 12 Nodes.
    He has 192 GB free when he calculates all his HOST's free memory including the reserve node's (R1).

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3023928/details-of-the-cluster-overcommit-algorithm-in-system-center-2012-r2-v

    * What we might really need here is logging of how 'ok' and 'overcommit' was calculated so the toggle between both states is understood.

    5 votes
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  14. Show measurement of over-commit

    Presently, a Hyper-V Failover Cluster can have a cluster reserve state of OK or Over-committed. It is boolean.

    Instead, I would like to see a measurement or percentage showing how close it is to over-commit, or how much it is over-committed. This measurement would dynamically update based on changing the number of Cluster reserve (nodes).

    5 votes
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  15. Forbid placement non-HA VMs to clustered hosts

    It would be great to see some kind of option to prevent placement or migration non highly avaliable virtual machines to clustered hosts.

    That often happens when migrating VM from standalone host to cluster resulting unexpected VM downtimes in case of clustered host shutdown\reboot.

    4 votes
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  16. Increase Number of Managed Hosts

    Currently the number of hosts that can be managed by SCVMM is set at 1000 hosts. We are nearing 1600 hosts which requires 2 managed instances of SCVMM (2 separate backend environments) We would like to see an increase in the number of managed hosts that will not only take care of our current environment, but allow us to continue to grow.

    4 votes
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  17. 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

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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.

  18. A possible bug in SCVMM 2016 (Update Rollup 3) after building a S2D Hyper-V cluster

    After building a S2D cluster in SCVMM 2016 with UR 3 I tried to add another node to the cluster. The job failed with the error in the cluster log "An error occurred while executing the test. One or more errors occurred. ERROR CODE: 0X80131500; Native ERROR CODE:1. The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request. I tried it multiple times with the same result. But I ran a test-scvmhostcluster PS command with the new node and it succeeded. It ended up that I couldn't add the node via SCVMM but I…

    2 votes
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  19. VMM Perimeter Network

    According to Technet, VMM doesn't currently support adding Hyper-V clusters in perimeter networks: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/gg610642.aspx

    However, clusters are supported in "untrusted domains".

    It would be helpful if VMM could be updated to support perimeter clusters, especially when working with NVGRE gateway clusters.

    2 votes
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  20. skype online community!

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

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