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  1. 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

    8 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.

        83 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 →
                    • 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 →
                            • 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.

                              16 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  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 →
                                • Rename the product to Datacenter Manager

                                  Rename the product in such a way that people understand that VMM is much more than a Hypervisor Manager - Suggestions: DataCenter Manager

                                  18 votes
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                                    declined  ·  3 comments  ·  Other  ·  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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