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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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.…

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    2 votes
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  5. 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 →
  6. 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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  7. 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 →
  8. 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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  9. 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 →
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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 →
  16. 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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  17. 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.

    1 vote
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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