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  1. Detect and allow KVP data exchange properties to be exposed as custom properties

    We have specific properties that we pass up and down to the VM via KVP, such as 'managed custom properties' to add a 'add existing kvp attribute'. These can then be selected to show on the main view.

    Currently, we have a non-trivial WMI script that queries and updates same-name VMM custom attributes with this data so we have a single pane of glass for these values

    For example, typically for us we bring drive usage (to compare against VHDx size), escalation manager, and particular system component information up (particular result of a SQL query) to view within VMM so…

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. VMM2016 Maintenance mode/Live migration problem.

    I have a cluster of 4 hyper-converged nodes. I'm trying to install the latest CU (KB3197954). The process so far has been

    1. Start maintenance mode
    2. install CU
    3. Stop maintenance mode
    4. wait for S2D to rebuild
    5. move on to the next node

    This has worked fine for the first 3 nodes. When I tried to put the final node in maintenance mode, I got the following error.

    Error (10434)
    No suitable host is available for migrating the existing highly available virtual machines.

    Now I tried to manually migrate a VM. In the Select Host page, I…

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Show uptime for host and virtual machine in the GUI

    Make it possible to see or fade in the uptime of the hosts or virtual machines

    21 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Make VMM support "4k-native" VHDXs.

    Make VMM support "4k-native" VHDXs. VM creation will fail in VMM if that VM has a 4k-native VHDX. 2012R2 Hyper-v supports 4k native VHDXs just fine. But VMM fails on it.
    Before you say "use VHDX format, VMM supports it", please re-read carefully and check - the default vhdX is 512e; VHDX is 4k native only when you explicitly set logical sector size as 4k during its creation. And if you use 4k native VHDX - VMM fails on it (though works fine with 512e VHDX)
    Tested on VMM 2012 R2 UR10 and Windows 2012 R2 File Server Storage Pools:…

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

    Thanks for providing the inputs, we are reviewing this and update on future progress.

  5. SCVMM re-scan of Hyper V cluster to update its database

    SCVMM gets itself in a mess, Cluster Manager knows were the VM's are SCVMM think's it knows and you get in a situation were you can't fix it. Its so frustration...

    75 votes
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    4 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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).

    197 votes
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    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. "Update remediation of AgentServer"

    24027 Update remediation of AgentServer <Server Name> timed out.

    The Remediation task with a time-out value of 40 minutes.

    When you have updates from more then a month, it will take more then 40 minutes to complete the task.

    I never seen remediation task been successful, because of this and other issues with the remediation feature.

    Please help to update this value or change the behavior so this error does not occur.

    29 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Patch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

    Request you to please connect with support team and raise the same as production ticket. Support Team can work and perform detailed investigation and identify the root cause.

  8. 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.

    166 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.

  9. Better performance management in VMM

    I like to see what performance counters on Hyper-V hosts and VMs on the following components:
    - CPU
    - Memory
    - Network
    - Disk

    These performance counters can be viewed in a graph for a day, week and month trend.

    It would be nice to see what are the top hosts and VMs on CPU, memory, network and disk I/O in realtime in SCVMM without the use of SCOM

    73 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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

    118 votes
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    8 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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

    148 votes
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    3 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

  12. 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.

    113 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

  13. 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...

    112 votes
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    2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Hyper-V Replication Health and Status Monitoring in VMM

    There must be complete monitoring of Hyper-V Replication from the VMM Console, as it is in the Hyper-V Manager.
    Currently VMM does not understand/recognize the replica VMs after the installation of UR5.
    The VMM administrators must be able to have real-time monitoring of Hyper-V Replication and all other related tasks (Pause, Resume, Resynchronize, etc.) that are availble in the Hyper-V manager Console.
    There must be a column against the Vm on the VMM Console which should be describe that a VM is Primary or Replica.

    68 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add DPM integration

    Addin functionality to add a VM to a DPM protection group on creation (Template). Make it fairly simple like the ASR integration. View protection group / DPM server in console without custom fields.
    You could have a backup group for DPM servers in fabric computers, and assign them to host groups.
    If a cluster or host group is protected by DPM, install the agent onto new hosts as they are added.

    Fix the issue with using the DPM and VMM module at the same time maybe.

    65 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Availabilty Sets between two Clusters/Hostgroups

    Today we are able to prevent virtual machines deployments on the same Host in a cluster with availability sets, automatically.
    In case of deploying VMs in two datacentre (or two Cluster) there is no such mechanism.
    It would be nice if availability sets can be set up for preventing VMs are located in the same datacentre or hostgroup.

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

    it would be useful that all the storage (iscsi, smb, fc etc) presented to a host and/or cluster and tagged with a classification to be summed and present a summary in Fabric>Storage>Classification and pools (size, available capacity, etc etc).
    Now event the storage is tagged with a classification... no data is presented.

    6 votes
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  18. Multiple Azure Site Recovery Subscriptions

    Unfortunately only one ASR subscription from one recovery vault is attachable into SCVMM. AS such, protected VMs can only be saved into a storage vault, that resides in the same datacenter as the recovery vault. In case of a global deployment, where SCVMM administrates hosts and VMs around the globe with appropriate site definitions, a failover would force users to connect to Azure VMs situated in another region as themselves. This situation also applies to the MARS agent around the globe replicating VMs to the same, single recovery/storage vault.

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Shared VHDX is only available as service template

    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.

    31 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Manage vRSS, RSS and VMQ from VMM

    As Hyper-V nodes hardware is almost the same DC it will be very useful if we can control advanced network adapter configurations from VMM. As Jumbo Frames, Buffers, vRSS for Mnagement OS adapters, RSS and VMQ settings are the same in large DC for every host.

    These settings could be controlled by VMM Logical Switch and Uplink Port Profiles.

    25 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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