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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support all RRAS routing features in VMM when configuring Windows Server Gateway

      RRAS has far more capabilities than those available in VMM. The current VMM limitations require that multiple gateway VMs be created when RRAS could handle most scenarios in 1 VM (or cluster).

      Ideally many of the layer 3 features should be moved to the virtual switch and distributed either through a switch extension or native functionality. I would argue this applies to the upcoming firewall and load balancing functionality as well.

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        0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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,

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual representation of maintencance mode

          In VMM - VMs and Services - one can't tell at a glance if a host is in maintenance mode. You either have to check via context menu or by using the Fabric view (e.g. All Hosts). A visual representation of the active maintenance mode (maybe by changing the icon) would nice. Something like we have in Failover Cluster Manager. It also helps when mulitple admins are managing an evironment to see what's going on.

          17 votes
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            1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Change Active Directory Check Behavior on Bare Metal Deployment

            While redeploying an existing host, I disabled the host's AD account but neglected to check the box to "Skip Active Directory Check". This one mistake forced me to re-do the entire deployment, including the Deep Discovery that takes nearly 20 minutes on our hardware.

            I suggest that this be a retryable condition, for starters.
            For another, I suggest that if the AD account is disabled, that this be downgraded to a warning at most. Pre-staging computer accounts is a fairly common operation.

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              0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include all features of Hyper-V manager into VMM

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

              11 votes
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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,

              • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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 →
                    • More reliable integration with SCOM

                      Please make the integration with SCOM less dependent on a single SCOM Management Server. It would be nice if the VMM could discover all the MSes and dynamically pick the next available one, in case if the current becomes unavailable (i.e. host maintenance or failure).

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                        0 comments  ·  VMM Cloud  ·  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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                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Job names\description is confusing and inconsistent

                          The log view may show confusing an inconsistent records. For example, when a VM is migrated from one host to another, the job name may say 'Deploy virtual machine', while the corresponding step name actually says 'Move virtual machine <VM Name> from ...'. Sometimes, executing the same task for several objects may show up differently on the same view (Running) but looking at those same jobs in the History view shows up correctly. Examples (created in SCVMM 2012 SP1) attached.

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                            0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Storage QoS is not available

                            This was top 4 common items from End-to-End Hyper-V and Cluster Management in the SCVMM Console Idea. Please provide specific details on this idea.

                            5 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              4 votes
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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.

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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

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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.…

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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.

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

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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.)

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