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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Autodetect Supported Linux OS

      When migrating Linux VMs from VMWare we observed that VMM does not autodetect the operating system as it does with Windows VMs, and so the OS is listed as Unknown. I wrote a script to query the key-value pair for OSName and then appropriately label the VM in VMM, but we feel that this should be an included feature.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve builtin reporting

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

        33 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow live migration of hyper-v protected VMs.

          With Hyper-V protected VMs, the vast majority of data already exists on your target host. If a VM is not protected with replica, it migrates all the disk data and memory data and everything is good. With replica enabled there's less work -- most of the data is already on the target. Despite that, I can't do a live migration. While I can use SAN based replication I'd prefer to use Hyper-V replication because I have granularity of which VMs I'd like to protect and I don't have to take unnecessary snapshots of VMs that I don't want to protect.…

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Easier setup and management of Logical and Virtual Switches/Networks

              The configuration and setup of Logical Networks and Switches are hard for administrators to learn and understand.
              There is need to simplify this and also provide a graphical overview for how things are connected on a logical level. (the current build in view is not good enough).

              191 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                156 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  planned  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

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

                • Multi select in UI

                  please add the ability to multiselct and do "anything" aka shutdown move and so on , having to select a vm at a time for some functions is very time consuming

                  117 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • give Console View in VMM the same options like in Hyper-V or FailoverCluster Manager

                    sometimes i need to use the console view to connect to the VMs desktop. But the console view in VMM is not as good as the viewer in FCM or Hyper-V manager.
                    Please make the console view the same as in the other management tools (i. e. Insert Integration Services disk, Start, Stop VM, etc.)

                    55 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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...

                      103 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable HVR without Azure dependency controlled from VMM

                        Add the ability to control failover and enable replica from VMM without the dependency/cost of Azure Integratio

                        136 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          under review  ·  Keiko Harada responded

                          Hello all,

                          this idea is being under review. Once we have more information, we will be updating the status.

                          regards,

                          VMM Product Team

                        • IP Management

                          Customers cry out for the ability to see which VM has what IP in a easy format. Short of writing custom powershell would be good to just have it within the GUI

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve graphic management of vms

                            It could be nice to have "graphical groups" of vms, such as folder tree, that is mainly logical with no specific associated resources.

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              81 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                13 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • create better integration to vmware

                                  In the spirit of MS supporting other technologies, VMWare is here to stay and more people would find value in VMM if it had a better integration with VMWare.

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Database Consistency Tool

                                    We are regularly faced with inconsistency in the database or we need to remove a cluster or a node but can't because VMM simply refuses. Repairing the database is risky and unsupported and once in while things get messed up. I'd love to see a tool which tests for VMM database inconsistency and a way to clean up

                                    45 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for Configuration Manager Software Updates functionality

                                      When ConfigMgr is available, make sure the product can opt-in and leverage that functionality

                                      57 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Manage Updates directly from VMM

                                        Today is necessary approve the updates from WSUS and, after this step, on VMM but is not "good" procedure because is too long. Could be better use the engine of WSUS but manage the updates from VMM with the possibility to select what kind of updates see (critical, security / WS2012, WS2012R2)

                                        34 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve dangerous PowerShell CMDlets

                                          Right now you can easily remove all cloud services (VM Role deployments) because there is no confirm impact for the remove-cloudservice and remove-cloudresource cmdlets. Also whatif is not available.
                                          When running get-cloudservice | remove-cloudservice, everything is gone without any prompt for confirmation.

                                          25 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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