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  1. More flexibile service templates

    Today we are kinda locked-in when it comes to service templates and deployment of those. I would like to see more flexibility here, such as:

    * dynamically add/remove tiers and instances to an existing service template
    * better management capabilities of the entire service and each individual tier, such as live migration, patching, and DSC integration

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  2. Are you planning on releasing Powershell DSC modules for VMM? If not, would it be considered?!

    Are you planning on releasing Powershell DSC modules for VMM? If not, would it be considered?!

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  3. Add support for (a basic) virtual IPMI device

    When working with new Bare Metal deployments it would save a lot of time if we could use VMs for testing. A Virtual device of some sort supporting IPMI/SMASH could ease the process considerably.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Add option to sort and search the Address pool when creating VM

    Add option to sort and search the Address pool when creating VM
    When you create a VM is very frustrating to scroll through the entire list of Address poll's to find the right address pool (VLAN) in which you need to locate the VM because the aforementioned list is not sorted by any criteria and is not supported either search options. Perhaps this could be subsumed under existing bug ya SCVMM 2102 R2.

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  6. Pinpoint VMs that are not allowed to run on the same host in a Hyper-V Cluster

    For VMs that uses an application cluster, like SQL Always on or Exchange DAGs it would be a nice feature to Point out these Machines and let VMM be aware that these VMs should not be on the same Hyper-V Host, when you put a host in maintenance mode. Like the "Preferred Owner" in Failover Cluster Manager.

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  7. Make it possible to Live Migrate VMM with VMM

    Would be nice to be able to Live Migrate VMM through VMM and not have to use ClusterManager to move that VM.

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  8. 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…

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  9. VMMAgent - Leverage SMB Multichannel capabilities during File Transfers

    TL;DR - Is there any chance that VMMAgent will ever use SMB Multichannel for file transfers?

    I understand that VMMAgent does stuff over 443 (or 80 if specified) for file copies. If there's an ODX-capable storage provider, then it will leverage that. Otherwise, it will try "Fast File Copy" and then BITS over HTTPS (or HTTP if specified).

    My question (or feature request?) stems from the fact that Microsoft is pushing these great new technologies as the bee's knees - Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Multichannel, Converged Networking, VMM + WAS, etc. Why can't VMM use them?

    In a multi-NIC…

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  10. Ability to remove/add dependency between Service Templates/Gallery Items and VMs with Powershell

    Also Service Templates and VM Templates should use tags, Familiy name and versioning to use Disk instead of attaching them directly

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  11. Include all features of Hyper-V manager into VMM

    I miss all options for Hyper-V replica management and alarming.

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    2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Keiko Harada responded

    Hi Markus,

    Can you break this down in smaller ideas? This is just too big of a bucket for us. Also there is an idea for HVR on VMM. Would you like to vote there?

    thanks,

  12. Flexible poll settings in VMM pr host/host group

    today polling remote hyper-v hosts takes alot of bandwith , the ability to set poll frequency based on a host/host group would be a great option , or add the ability to set a host to push so it only pushes changes to reduce load

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  13. Enable online memory resize for qualified VMs (Bugfix?)

    All options on the memory tab in any VMs properties are inactive (grayed out), yet virtual computers running Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 support hot add and hot remove of memory. It works through Hyper-V Manager but in SCVMM it's not functioning.

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  14. Storage migration on Service Templates

    Please add Storage Migration to Service Templates. It´s pretty boring to shut down the VMs move the disks etc. Could be in the scenario where VMs have shared disks i.e. for clustering.

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  15. Fix error 23352 when creating Generation 2 VM template and trying to deploy VMs

    As discussed in the following forum topic:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/917c90d5-f7f4-454c-825b-fe0f28592978/cannot-create-vm-from-gen2-template?forum=virtualmachingmgrhyperv

    I am not able to fix whatever causes error 23352 to be thrown after
    - Creating a new generation 2 Virtual machine
    - Booting, installing and configuring the machine
    - shutting down the machine
    - Creating a VM template from the VM
    - Enabling "Create a differencing disk using the specified disk as parent"
    - Trying to create new virtual machines from the template.

    After the VHDX was deployed to the host(s) and differencing disks are to be created, error 23352 ("VMM cannot find the device or this device is not valid…

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  16. Multiple Azure Site Recovery Subscriptions

    Unfortunately only one ASR subscription from one recovery vault is attachable into SCVMM. AS such, protected VMs can only be saved into a storage vault, that resides in the same datacenter as the recovery vault. In case of a global deployment, where SCVMM administrates hosts and VMs around the globe with appropriate site definitions, a failover would force users to connect to Azure VMs situated in another region as themselves. This situation also applies to the MARS agent around the globe replicating VMs to the same, single recovery/storage vault.

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  17. Improve WAP Integration

    * Storage classification
    * Multiple IP Addresses
    * Allow migration of NVGRE gateway between clusters and set fixed Public IP on virtual networks.
    * Better monitoring integration, get more information from VMM to WAP.

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  18. Network configuration delivery

    Deliver all network configuration commands as a whole so that the host can process them even if the commands will momentarily disconnect the host from the network. This is most useful when provisioning new hosts that only have two adapters that will be part of a team. Currently the team and switch commands are delivered and THEN the commands for the virtual interfaces, these later commands fail as the host has dropped off the network. This leaves the host without network connectivity and the job fails. Many hosts are using converged network fabrics and being able to provision them without…

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  19. Create an easy way to connect to a new or existing database

    Right now you have to reinstall VMM or use scvmmrecover.exe in order to change the database for VMM. It would be nice to have the option to fill in an other SQL database and when the database isn't found it create a new empty one or if one is found it uses that database. That way we can move between databases more easily. e.g. with Powershell or something.

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  20. Add Port Mirroring

    Dear VMM Team,

    The protected Network and Port mirroring configuration is missing in VMM Port Profiles virtual network adapter.

    Please add those two options so we can manage all vNICs from a single console.

    Thank you,

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