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  1. Add Additional Operating Systems for VMs

    It would be great if the Operating System list was something the administrator could define, but in lieu of that, add FreeBSD and OpenBSD as additional OS options for VMs.

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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • VMM Library - get rid of "missing" items or offer a clean up after x days.

      I find it frustrating when I'm moving a lot of resources around, to have to clear out the "missing" items from the library. Library should be just treated like file explorer essentially. When its gone, its gone. If people like a audit trail, the offer a "keep history for x days" then show as missing......for x days. That would be better.

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      • Migrate a Stored VM from 1 library to another.

        I have different libraries in different locations, on different speed networks. Some locations are deduplicated, some are not.

        For me, if I want to move an item from the library to another, I have to "deploy" to a cluster, then "store in library" again to the destination library.

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        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Email distribution or RSS feed for hotfixes for "known" issues that aren't so "known" (business impact)

            It would be helpful to have an RSS Feed or email distribution so when "known Issues" internal to microsoft are "known", the community in general will also know.

            for example, there was a hotfix for an issue created with UR12 for system center affecting replication. Our engineering team had to open a case with microsoft.

            https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54854

            Admittedly, in this case, the title of the article for the hotfix does not imply that it fixes our specific replication issue which was caused by UR12 but when we call in and are told it is a "known Issue", it would be nice…

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            • (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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              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows Server Gateway VPN compatibility and managment

                  Currently, there are only a handful of devices said to be compatible with Windows Server Gateway. (http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2014/12/26/vpn-interoperability-guide-for-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx) A hotfix for the ASA family would be nice.

                  Also, the lack of options exposed to SCVMM console is frustrating.

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                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add DPM integration

                    Addin functionality to add a VM to a DPM protection group on creation (Template). Make it fairly simple like the ASR integration. View protection group / DPM server in console without custom fields.
                    You could have a backup group for DPM servers in fabric computers, and assign them to host groups.
                    If a cluster or host group is protected by DPM, install the agent onto new hosts as they are added.

                    Fix the issue with using the DPM and VMM module at the same time maybe.

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VMM stability

                        VMM Service seems to be very sensitive to all kinds of issues, including very small ones (network glitches, IP from non-existing pool specified for Bare Metal Deployment, etc.) and whenever something like that occurs it just crashes interrupting everything that was running before and not resuming/restarting it afterwards (i.e. cross cluster VM migration, Bare Metal Deployment, VM deployment, etc.). It would be nice if it could handle those issues in a more reliable fashion and in cases when in really needs to crash, resume or restart corresponding activities.

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                        • Bare Metal Deployment (post deployment automation)

                          It would be nice if there was a good way to inject execution of custom scripts or either a way to trigger MDT (and\or SCCM) task sequence (with a support of TS initiated reboot) as a final deployment step once the host got all the needed settings from SCVMM but before it become available for placement. This step is needed to automate installation of vendor specific drivers/tools (and other software) that for whatever reason cannot be injected into the template VHDX. Currently, the workaround is to use the GUIRunOnce attribute together with auto logon in the unattend.xml file, but that's…

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                            1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please fix this the VMM management pack for SCOM 2012 R2

                            This has been a known issue for close to 3 years now. Not sure how the product team (or team that creates and tests the MP) is missing it. Would love to see a fix if one hasn't already been developed...

                            https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/103d93a8-be24-4c30-8061-428da07369fe/scom-2012-alert-system-cente

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                            • Sync config change automatically

                              Often times it becomes a problem when something settings get changed either through Hyper-V console or within Failover Cluster manager which makes the look in SCVMM inconsistent and may require multiple refreshes of host\cluster\vm configuration to bring it back to the synced state back again. It would be really nice if VMM agent would catch all those changes and notify VMM immediately instead of relying on periodic refresh only.

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                              • Improve builtin reporting

                                Improve reporting templates to be able to more comprehensively view resource utilization and especially predict future usage

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                                • Bare Metal Deployment (MPIO support)

                                  It would be nice if MPIO was supported during Bare Metal Deployment as it would make the process more resilient to SAN network spikes and not duplicate detected disks if the same LUN is presented via multiple paths.

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                                  • A Great Management Pack

                                    We need a brand new Management Pack that sets the reference for fabric monitoring. No more OpsMgr SDK dependencies to take into account managed service provider scenarios.

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                                    • Add service aware patching for both fabric and tenants

                                      Today we badly miss a Comprehensive patch managemt nsolution for the datacenter. SCCM is focused on single system patching, VMM just Patches the fabric and has many shortcomings. Today we use custom Scripting Solutions that are hard to mantain.
                                      VMM is the place where to implement the datacenter patching, we need:
                                      - maintenance Windows
                                      - ability to set different environments (test, pilot, poduction at least)
                                      - ability to set relationships between systems
                                      - great compliance reporting
                                      - straightforward tshooting logging and tools
                                      - ability to have pre and post custom actions
                                      ...
                                      - service dependencies (

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                                      • 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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