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  1. More granular control and more options in Clouds

    Wish list...

    1. Allow to set relative priorities for CPU, RAM, Storage QoS, etc. between clouds. i.e. - All VMs in Cloud A (Prod) and higher priorities than VMs in Cloud B (Test/Dev).
    2. Control/restrict VM networks in addition logical networks in a cloud. I don't want users connecting their test/dev VMs to the production networks that they otherwise have permission to.

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    0 comments  ·  VMM Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. KVM support

    Add support for KVM hosts. OpenStack connector would be nice too but KVM management is a must.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Provide better error message for failed Compliance Scans

    When performing a compliance scan of a managed Hyper-V host where the underlying root cause is related to WSUS, the following error is returned in the VMM job:
    Error (2931) VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the VMM agent on the virtualization server (server01.domain.local) was lost. Unknown error (0x80338029)

    The error message indicates connection problems between SC VMM and the managed host, which is misleading when the problem is related to WSUS. An example of a specific case is available in this article:
    http://blog.crayon.com/compliance-scan-sc-vmm-fails-error-2931/

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    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Job execution log view/tab

    Add a tab on jobs view that will display a complete execution log for the selected job: all the commands that were run, with input parameters and returned results.

    2 votes
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  5. Azure integration directly in VMM.

    I would like to see all of my VMs in the VMM console including Azure VMs.

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  6. Shared VHDX is only available as service template

    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.

    28 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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,

  13. 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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  14. 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.

    13 votes
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  15. 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…

    8 votes
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  16. 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).

    4 votes
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  17. 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

    6 votes
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  18. 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.

    6 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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