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  1. 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

      6 votes
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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.

              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.…

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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 →
                    • 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).

                      194 votes
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                        under review  ·  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.)

                            56 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...

                              106 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

                                139 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

                                • End-to-End Hyper-V and Cluster Management in the SCVMM Console

                                  Today we are not able to fully manage Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters from the SCVMM Console. For some settings we still need to do it from the local host. It would be great to have SCVMM to support all the Hyper-V and Cluster features in just one console.

                                  116 votes
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                                    14 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

                                    Hello all,

                                    We have reviewed the idea in great length. However, due to the large scope, we broke the top common 4 sub-idea into a separate ideas. If your idea is not being reflected as part of the 4 sub-ideas. Please subscribing your idea separately.

                                    We do appreciate your candidate suggestions and hope you would help us further going forward.

                                    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.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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