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  1. Enable log for Shield VM data file wizard

    For configuring and set up Shielded VM & guarded Host, there is online guide available in below link..https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Shielded-VMs-and-Guarded-44176db3/view/Discussions
    which is very helpful..

    But,during the process of creating vm shielding data file, there is no logs generated and detailed information for the errors ShieldingDataFileWizard.exe .. it is very difficlut to troubleshoot..

    This is one of the cases, like this there are many steps that needs to executed for using this shield VM feature..

    I recommend it would be great to have logs for these wizard and document of known issues.. and troubleshooting steps

    Regards,
    Kalaivani

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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Service Templates Scale Out

    With SCVMM Servie Templates, it should be possible, to scale out a Computer tier with more than one VM at a time.

    Per example:
    Click Scale Out Computer Tier
    Choose count of VM´s that should be created in this Tier
    Create all VMs

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  3. Run compliance check against Logical Switch object and Hosts

    Using a Logical Switch object for deployment in a cluster is a time saver and above all mitigates or removes human error by eliminating repetitive tasks. Problem arises AFTER the Logical Switch has been deployed and a modification/change is required, ex; if an additional vNIC is required upon adding it within the Fabric/Logical Switch it is NEVER flagged as non-compliant, hence can never be Remediated. If managing many servers and such a change is required, the only way is to either manually modify each server or create an additional Logical Switch, then remove/add logical switches. This is by no means…

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  4. Remember window size

    The dialog windows in VMM are ridicoulisly small on modern larger screens. Whenever I open a window, the first thing I have to do is to "drag" it to expand it and "fix" its layout (left/right split). VMM should remember the window size of dialog windows and open them to the same size the next time a window is opened.

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  5. Allow both IPv4 and IPv6 in the same virtual network.

    This might be out of scope.

    IPv4 and IPv6 should be allowed within the same NVGRE network. There's really no good reason that this should restricted.

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  6. Fix the counter in VMs that use "Dinamic Memory" Active.

    Cuando se activa la memoria dinamica en las VMs, se afecta el UI de la memoria RAM sobre el "Administrador de tareas" y los contadores de rendimiento.
    El tope del porcentaje de la memoria, debería seguir siendo el maximo y no el asignado por el VMHost, Ademas de esto, la tasa de consumo no debería verse afectado por el consumo del controlador, esto debería ser ignorado ya que, cuando se analiza el consumo de una VM dentro de ella, no se sabe realmente cuanto esta consumiendo sin programas adicionales como RAMMAP.

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  7. We should be able to create/restore Checkpoints from the Viewer

    ... withtout having to use the SCVMM console, just the viewer !

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  8. Add Resize a VM option to SCVMM for Azure VMs

    In the SCVMM 2012 R2 UR 6 we have an option to Start and shutdown Azure VMs. We would like to see the Resize option as well which will help the support teams in large environment.

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  9. allow wildcards

    Powershell modules don't accept wildcard values, like Get-VM -Name 'M*', this is available in PowerCLI on ESX, and is frustrating that it is not available. I can do a filter for results, but I would love to see this added.

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  10. Make SMI-S more reliable

    SMI-S is not reliable enough to do bulk updates to storage array's and SAN fabrics. Many failures and unexpected wait times. Retries have to be build-in service templates for provisioning just because of this.

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  11. Hyper-V-Clustering-SCVMM

    I have deployed a number of Private Cloud Implementation with 2012 R2 Hyper-V Failover Clustering and System Centre 2012 R2. Below are some of the challenges I have experienced and changes I could like to see.

    1. I have experience a number of challenges in managing Hyper-V Cluster Implementation.
    a. The Failover Cluster Manager does not have all the function to manage Hyper-V in a cluster.
    b. The Hyper-V Manager does not have all the function to manage Hyper-V in a cluster.
    c. In future a could like to see a single console for managing Hyper-V Cluster Implementation (one cannot…

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  12. IP Pool improvement

    Add option to manually assign IPs from reserved IP range. Also had option for VMM to catalog these addresses as used from this pool.

    Currently VMM ignore any IPs from reserved range and there is no info about these reserved IPs in VMM even these addreses are used by managed VMs.

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  13. Add feature to configure custom ports for a VM, adding / editing ports for VM

    Ability to configure ports for Azure VM's, today if a custom port needs to be configured for a VM, its more update registry and external port management via Azure portal, this feature will help configuring same by pushing/running scripts in the background for user.

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  14. 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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  15. Make it possible to choose migration method when more than one would be technically available

    When it's technically possible to move a VM with both Live Migration and BITS, then make it possible to choose which method should be used for that transfer.

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    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Due to lack of votes, we will close this idea. Votes will be released. Thank you for presenting the idea.

  16. Console Bug: Some fields do not display output

    1. Tenant virtual network IP pool does not display customer VIP reservations. You have to use PowerShell to know they exists (SDNv2 fabric if that matters).
    2. One connected network type Logical Network IP pool does not display configured static routes. You have to use PowerShell to verify they exist.
    3. In Network Service, on a Microsoft network controller, on the Services tab, when viewing a Gateway virtual machine, the Name field of the devices to peer with table does not display configured name.

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  17. Ability to copy\duplicate physical computer profiles

    very annoying having to build a whole new profile just for testing a minor change, especially when there is a complex network setup.

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  18. 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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  19. tool to create fully patched vhd

    It would be great to have a tool where I could add wim file, point it to internet, select updates, and the result would be fully patched VHD. (I know there are multiple things which already exists, but this would be really handy as the tools are not straightforward - converteindowsimage.ps1,dism, sccm...)

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