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  1. 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 (

    37 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • HNV Network Virtualization Policy Refresher

      Allow Policies of HNV gateways to be refreshed / reset for all or certain networks. Frequently virtualized networks get outdated and there is no way to reset the policies on all hosts / gateways or do any troubleshooting at all.

      13 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make SMI-S more reliable

        SMI-S is not reliable enough to do bulk updates to storage array's and SAN fabrics. Many failures and unexpected wait times. Retries have to be build-in service templates for provisioning just because of this.

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          0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make it possible to Live Migrate VMM with VMM

          Would be nice to be able to Live Migrate VMM through VMM and not have to use ClusterManager to move that VM.

          12 votes
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            6 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • HNV GW Cluster deployment / migration

            Ease the deployment of the HNV Gateway deployment. Now you can only deploy it through Service Templates. They are subject to many errors during the deployment. Also there is no way to easily migrate networks between gateways. there should be a option for that too

            9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Simultaneous Live Migration from VMM Console

              When I need to live migrate a number of VM's (not all because we can place a host in maintenance mode), I'd like to multi-select those VMs and live migrate them together. Now I go back to FCM and do it from there.

              15 votes
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                1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Simplify ASR & WAP integration. Add ASR integration at host group level, not Cloud level to simplify DR for tenants

                The challenges today with ASR integration together with Azure Pack:

                Requires at least two management stamps (increases footprint and costs)

                Requires two Service Provider Foundation installations

                Requires two Windows Azure Pack environments (which can be comprehensive when it’s for production scenarios, especially service providers)

                Makes NVGRE complex for tenant workloads

                It’s the opposite of what's origin – which is democratization of Disaster Recovery scenarios

                DR is enabled at the Cloud level in SCVMM, which breaks the relationship between subscriptions, hosting plans for tenants in Windows Azure Pack

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                Remove DR integration at the Cloud level in SCVMM

                Enable the DR…

                12 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • More flexibile service templates

                  Today we are kinda locked-in when it comes to service templates and deployment of those. I would like to see more flexibility here, such as:

                  * dynamically add/remove tiers and instances to an existing service template
                  * better management capabilities of the entire service and each individual tier, such as live migration, patching, and DSC integration

                  13 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to remove/add dependency between Service Templates/Gallery Items and VMs with Powershell

                    Also Service Templates and VM Templates should use tags, Familiy name and versioning to use Disk instead of attaching them directly

                    11 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  VMM Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • VMM GUI - Use IP-Pools for existing VMs

                      currently is only about PowerShell possible to add a network adapter with an existing VM and assign the IP Address from a IPOOL. This standard task should be included in the GUI.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Flexible poll settings in VMM pr host/host group

                        today polling remote hyper-v hosts takes alot of bandwith , the ability to set poll frequency based on a host/host group would be a great option , or add the ability to set a host to push so it only pushes changes to reduce load

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                          2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Combine Service Templates with Gallery Items

                          Make Service Templates in SCVMM interoperable with Gallery Items in the WAP

                          8 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support to manage docker on Windows vNext

                            Since MS announced support for Docker, make sure SCVMM will support docker container deployment from day 0

                            17 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Host Group Overview: Available Resources

                              I think it would be great if instead of pretty useless "overall MB\s" and "monthly storage MBPS" we could see an overview of available resources for a host group:
                              - Storage (Used\Available for Placement)
                              - Memory (used\available for new VMs)
                              - Top N hosts running out of resources (3-5 hosts)
                              - Top N free hosts (2-5 hosts)

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                                0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Cluster Deployment -> Logical Switch Deployment / Static IP address assignment

                                If a Hyper-V cluster is created with VMM you can only create a Standard Switch on all Hyper-V hosts. It would be better to select a Logical Switch here.

                                Another pain point is the assignment of a static IP address to the cluster. In the 2012 R2 release sometimes it works that the option will be visible sometimes not. A drop down menu where I can choose between DHCP or static assignment would be better.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VMM Dependency Report and Deletion Tool

                                  Removing objects from VMM quickly becomes a nightmare with all dependencies. To quickly get an overview of the hierarchy and dependencies a VMM Dependency Report would be very helpful. Also interactively deleting objects taking into account dependencies could be an improvement here.

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • please make a clear statement about many VMMs to one OpsMgr instance integration support.

                                    Can't find anything on this topic in docs. I have a lot requests for this and can't answer with an official statement

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                                      0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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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                                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • File Server Share Creation Creates Incorrect Share Type for Hyper-V

                                        When creating a new share against a Windows File Server through ther VMM GUI the share is created using the SMB Share - Quick profile. This profile selects the options to allow caching of the share and is not the recommended share type per Microsoft. The recommended profile to use is SMB Share - Applications.

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