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  1. In SCVMM please add an ICON on the Hyper V host that shows when the Host is in maintenance mode under the "VMs and Services view".

    Currently under VMs and Services view, when a host is in maintenance mode there is no icon showing that. You have to click on the host and bring up a menu to see that it's in maintenance mode. It would be helpful if a icon showing the host was in maintenance mode appeared when you put the host in maintenance mode.

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  2. VMM Plugin for Windows Admin Center

    Would like to see a plugin In Windows Admin Center for SCVMM so that administrators can perform VM and Host Management tasks from a web based interface rather than depending on the MMC console.
    Also it would enable self-servicing by giving the ability for delegated administrators or tenants to administer their own VMs and also create their own VMs under their clouds

    22 votes
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  3. scvmm vhd

    When creating a VM from template in SCVMM, the disk name (vhd file) is named the same as the VM name. 1. This makes it match the directory the vhd file is in. 2. Saves a step which if it is missed creates a VHD the same as VHD stored in the library server ("bad"). 3. This will save "errors" if people forget to rename the VHD file prior to creating the VM.

    Yes, yes automation with PowerShell or some other product can address this but this should be the default behavior in SCVMM. As if you just spin up…

    7 votes
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  4. Enable Shared Nothing Live Migrations between Hyper-V Clusters using SOFS Clusters

    In our setup a Hyper-V cluster does have it's own SOFS cluster, we have several of those clusters. So a one-to-one relationship is established between a Hyper-V Cluster and a SOFS Cluster.
    SCVMM 2016 does not allow for VM's to be live-migrated between Hyper- V clusters while this was possible using SCVMM2012R2. This functionality disappeared magically in 2016. We really need this since we migrate VMs regularly between clusters.
    For example; we do have local clusters and stretched clusters, we need to live migrate VMs between those for distributing load and SLA levels. The loss of this functionality is documented…

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  5. Show uptime for host and virtual machine in the GUI

    Make it possible to see or fade in the uptime of the hosts or virtual machines

    21 votes
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  6. SCVMM re-scan of Hyper V cluster to update its database

    SCVMM gets itself in a mess, Cluster Manager knows were the VM's are SCVMM think's it knows and you get in a situation were you can't fix it. Its so frustration...

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  7. VMM library servers in multiple sites -> synchronization of content

    That’s a major issue that there is no support for DFS-R to keep different VMM library servers in different sites in sync or up to date. If we can use DFS-R for it that would be a good step forward.

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    planned  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

    This feature is being planned, will update once we start working on this.

  8. Do not lock VMs in UI when a job is failed

    We're discussed this but I want to say it again: it's VERY annoying to click Repair->Ignore every time...

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  9. storage classification

    it would be useful that all the storage (iscsi, smb, fc etc) presented to a host and/or cluster and tagged with a classification to be summed and present a summary in Fabric>Storage>Classification and pools (size, available capacity, etc etc).
    Now event the storage is tagged with a classification... no data is presented.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. VM and Hoststatus for Selfservice User -> Unknown

    When using VMM with SelfService Users (SSU) the SSU can only see the virtual machine status (VMS) – the user is not able to see the host status itself. I.e. when the host is “host not responding” the SSU will see Status: Running and Virtual Machine Status: Running.

    (screenshot 1)

    VMM hides the host status and keeps the last known VMS. It’s the same story for Admins and Delegated Admins with one difference – the user is able to see the host status:

    (screenshot 2)

    It’s possible that a not responding host does not lead to an outage of the…

    9 votes
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  13. Deferred updates for VM configuration settings

    Assume you want to change VM configuration. For example, change vCPU count, allow migration to different CPU version, change MAC address type (dynamic/static), attach FC adapters and may be others. All of this actions require to stop VM to perform this changes.

    I want to suggest option that allow make this changes in VMM and postpone it to put to VM until it reboots.

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  14. 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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  15. Supports ARM VMs in SCVMM

    There is no support for managing Azure Resource Manager VMs today.

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  16. can Support Server 2016 as library Server for SCVMM 2012 R2

    Hi there,
    is it possible to add a library Server which is installed with Server 2016 to a SCVMM 2012 R2 Environment? This would be very helpful because we only want to install Server 2016 as OS for our new Servers.
    Thanks in advance.
    Best Regards
    Rudi

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  17. add 'Description' as a column option to Stored Virtual Machines and Services

    Under Library Servers in SCVMM, there is a Stored Virtual Machines and Services group under a given library server. It would be useful to be able to show 'Description' column bound to the VM stored in the library so I can quickly see what the VM was used for or other notes.

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  18. Security Rights on Fabric

    Hi,

    Currently there is no possibility to restrict access on the Fabric. For example, if I want to give to an administrator only rights to view/start/restart/shutdown/open console on VMS, there is no way to do this. It would be nice if more roles for fabric could be created like: Virtual Machine Deployment User, Virtual Machine Power user etc, roles that can be customized.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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