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  1. User Voice

    Much like Windows Admin Center, a suggestion I would like is in the VMM Help menu, to link directly to User Voice, for user feedback. This would be handy.

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  2. Right-click item on VMM jobs to copy the job info.

    Provide right-click item on VMM jobs to copy the job ID or other jobs data (Additional Messages). This could be used to paste into emails (for service tickets) or powershell commands (for further debugging).

    You can see this information in the jobs list, but you can't copy it (as far as I know).

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  3. Blank Virtual hard disk templates on demand without requiring a library object

    When creating a VM template, if you want to add a data disk, you have to precreate the datadisk and load it into the library. If you want it Fixed, you have to take the time to precreate a Fixed VHDX and import it. Also if you want to add multiple data disks you must have unique entries in the library, they cannot be reused inside the same vm template. I propose allowing blank virtual hard disk templates of Fixed type of a specified size to be described in the template, and have scvmm create the disk on demand during…

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  4. Shared nothing live migration with each disk to a different location fails

    When LM a VM to a different cluster using VSM, and if the VM has more than one VHDX attached and I want to place each disk on a different CSV. migration fails with an access denied error. Migrating the same VM to one CSV succeeds.

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  5. Allow VMM Library Servers pin to more than one Host group

    During placement VMM uses this association in Host Group properties to find closest library, but now it accepts only one host group.

    If you add option to select more than one HG in this field it will be best before you realize https://systemcentervmm.uservoice.com/forums/280803-general-vmm-feedback/suggestions/7000584-vmm-library-servers-in-multiple-sites-synchroni

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    0 comments  ·  VMM Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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 make…

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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