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  1. Allow the use of in use IP addresses from a pool in the DNS settings definition for that pool.

    Allow Addresses from a network controller managed address pool to be used in the DNS server settings of that pool. Vmm currently gives an error if domain controllers are already deployed using the pool, you will not be able to update that pool's DNS settings.

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  2. skype online community!

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

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  3. Make SCVMM faster as Failover clustering.

    The over all speed of the product needs to be improved as well as the currency of the progress bar for any task.
    Example:
    When I make a change with Failover clustering I see progress that reflect my job with in seconds but if i use VMM it takes long time for that to be presented.

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  4. Azure integration directly in VMM.

    I would like to see all of my VMs in the VMM console including Azure VMs.

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  5. Change Active Directory Check Behavior on Bare Metal Deployment

    While redeploying an existing host, I disabled the host's AD account but neglected to check the box to "Skip Active Directory Check". This one mistake forced me to re-do the entire deployment, including the Deep Discovery that takes nearly 20 minutes on our hardware.

    I suggest that this be a retryable condition, for starters.
    For another, I suggest that if the AD account is disabled, that this be downgraded to a warning at most. Pre-staging computer accounts is a fairly common operation.

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  6. 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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  7. Bare-metal Deployment annoyance - load-save a previous configuration.

    When deploying a bare metal host, have the ability to load a previous powershell saved configuration to predefine the settings. Useful for minor changes, or building out a configuration step by step. When adding pNIC's and vNIC's there is a lot of configuration that has to be re-entered if your testing different settings.

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  8. Checkpoints don't inherit VM owner, when another user creates it.

    We have VMs with a Self-Service owner. When a different user creates a checkpoint on that VM, within the checkpoint properties, it shows that the checkpoint was "created by" the owner, not by the user that actually created it.

    Can we have it so the Checkpoint creator's name is in the "created by" field instead of the VM owner?

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  9. Add Scale-In Button!

    We need to have a Scale-In button for Services as we have Scale-Out button, this is confusing. However in Orchestrator we have Scale-In and Scale-Out. At the moment we need to right click the VM and delete the instance in order to Scale-in.

    Thank you!

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  10. Allow a script to add Azure Subscriptions

    When I add Azure Subscriptions to SCVMM 2012 R2 CU7 I see that it only applies for the 1 user, on that machine. It's not a global config.

    I wish this took effect globally for all users that connect. If that's not possible, then I need to be able to script the addition of Azure Subscriptions so users can just run a script on each machine to have them added.

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  11. Configurable Memory reserve ratio attribute for powered-off VMs to reduce RAM reservation in cluster over-commit computation

    We are facing issues with cluster over-commit computation algorithm in Pay-As-You-Go model, where powered-off VMs are not free in term of RAM reservations. This attribute will help us to decide how much memory will be reserved for powered-off VMs.

    Other improvements for cluster RAM over-commit computation can be passing quota limits from WAP Subscription to computation algorithm. For example customer has 5 VMs with 32GB RAM, but subscription allow him run only 3 VMs with 96GB RAM in total. It is wasting of RAM to compute all 5 VMs, because only 3 of them can run simultaneously.

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  12. (re)Create a Workgroup Edition for small business

    The Workgroup Edition (5 Host max) was a very good option for small businesses. Please recreate it !!!

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  13. Provide better error message for failed Compliance Scans

    When performing a compliance scan of a managed Hyper-V host where the underlying root cause is related to WSUS, the following error is returned in the VMM job:
    Error (2931) VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the VMM agent on the virtualization server (server01.domain.local) was lost. Unknown error (0x80338029)

    The error message indicates connection problems between SC VMM and the managed host, which is misleading when the problem is related to WSUS. An example of a specific case is available in this article:
    http://blog.crayon.com/compliance-scan-sc-vmm-fails-error-2931/

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  14. Can't enable Nested Virtualization from the SPF endpoint

    Can't enable Nested Virtualization from the SPF endpoint

    Suggesting to add a feature request.We are seeing a behavior where you are unable to enable Nested Virtualization from the SPF endpoint however you can perform this task using PS or the SCVMM console.

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  15. Host Group Overview: Available Resources

    I think it would be great if instead of pretty useless "overall MB\s" and "monthly storage MBPS" we could see an overview of available resources for a host group:
    - Storage (Used\Available for Placement)
    - Memory (used\available for new VMs)
    - Top N hosts running out of resources (3-5 hosts)
    - Top N free hosts (2-5 hosts)

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  16. Move addins to the user profile

    VMM stores vmm addins in %programfiles% under username. This is a horrible design. Please move user-defined addins to the userprofile and provide an option for system-wide installation of add-ins.

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  17. Jobs Window Pop Ups

    When creating somwthing like a VMNetwork, the jobs window always pops up, can we make a preference in systems to not open a jobs window by default.

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  18. Quota at runtime

    Having quotas at runtime in addition to provisionning time would allow users to build a set of resources and use only a part of them.

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  19. please make a clear statement about many VMMs to one OpsMgr instance integration support.

    Can't find anything on this topic in docs. I have a lot requests for this and can't answer with an official statement

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  20. create a light / free VMM for Azure only

    create a light / free VMM for Azure only. A sort of free on premise console (ie no html) for PC

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