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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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

    Suggestion(s):

    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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. Remove features not up to par , and reduce vmm to best of hyper-v

    Remove VMware integration , Remove V2V and so on , and focus on the features set in Hyper-V.

    15 votes
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  8. 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

    11 votes
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    2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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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  11. 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)

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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 →
  13. 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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    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Patch Baselines - add "All xxxxx Servers" for each type

    When working with Baselines for patching, it's possible to choose "All hosts" so all new hosts are automatically added to that Baseline.
    But there is currently not possible to also pick "All infrastructure Servers" or "All PXE Servers" so when a new server of that type is added, it's automatically included in the baselines just as a host would be.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Due to the low voters for this idea, we have declined this idea. The votes are released to the subscribers.

  15. Make PatchManagement use WSUS Approval Rules

    It would be great if VMM could use the pre-approval groups and rules already setup in WSUS.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Due to the low voters for this idea, we have declined this idea. The votes are released to the subscribers.

  16. Make it possible to choose migration method when more than one would be technically available

    When it's technically possible to move a VM with both Live Migration and BITS, then make it possible to choose which method should be used for that transfer.

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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Due to lack of votes, we will close this idea. Votes will be released. Thank you for presenting the idea.

  17. Library Share without Windows

    In this moment a library must be on a Window Server and this is not good because for vhdx, iso, scripts and more could be used share on a remote storage, like QNAP or others, where the agent cannot be installed.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Due to the low voters for this idea, we have declined this idea. The votes are released to the subscribers.

  18. Job Locking , read vs write

    today a host refresh thats read only locks a change on a host/vm , changing so a read only jobs dont prevent any changes from being applied , and que jobs if locked instead of failing them

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    Due to the low voters for this idea, we have declined this idea. The votes are released to the subscribers.

  19. 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 →
  20. Improve Update Console

    Update console is too "poor" because I can't see who many servers need a specific update and if the update is obsolete or not. The console must be improved like WSUS

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

    Due to the low voters for this idea, we have declined this idea. The votes are released to the subscribers.

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