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  1. Jobs Window Pop Ups

    When creating somwthing like a VMNetwork, the jobs window always pops up, can we make a preference in systems to not open a jobs window by default.

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      0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • allow wildcards

      Powershell modules don't accept wildcard values, like Get-VM -Name 'M*', this is available in PowerCLI on ESX, and is frustrating that it is not available. I can do a filter for results, but I would love to see this added.

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        0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Potential Bug: Pushing a VMM Agent to an Infrastructure server existing certificate bindings are replaced

          When pushing a VMM 2016 UR4 agent to an infrastructure server. If the infrastructure server has an existing certificate bound to HTTPS, example RDSGateway and Network Controller. The agent installation will remove the existing certificate binding when setting up BITS.

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          • The Enhanced Session opens in the background

            When I'm switching from basic session mode to enhanced session, the VM Console is shown behind the main SCVMM UI

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            • Allow us to live resize the "Enhanced Session" window

              We should be able to resize the VM Window, and the guest OS should change his resolution accordingly

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              • Migrate a Stored VM from 1 library to another.

                I have different libraries in different locations, on different speed networks. Some locations are deduplicated, some are not.

                For me, if I want to move an item from the library to another, I have to "deploy" to a cluster, then "store in library" again to the destination library.

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                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bare-metal Deployment annoyance - load-save a previous configuration.

                  When deploying a bare metal host, have the ability to load a previous powershell saved configuration to predefine the settings. Useful for minor changes, or building out a configuration step by step. When adding pNIC's and vNIC's there is a lot of configuration that has to be re-entered if your testing different settings.

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                    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove optical media from running vm

                    Currently (1801) we are unable to remove optical media from a running VM although it is supported and doable from the failover cluster manager.
                    Please fix that.

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                      0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Blank Virtual hard disk templates on demand without requiring a library object

                      When creating a VM template, if you want to add a data disk, you have to precreate the datadisk and load it into the library. If you want it Fixed, you have to take the time to precreate a Fixed VHDX and import it. Also if you want to add multiple data disks you must have unique entries in the library, they cannot be reused inside the same vm template. I propose allowing blank virtual hard disk templates of Fixed type of a specified size to be described in the template, and have scvmm create the disk on demand during…

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Custom Properties for VM Networks (and other objects)

                        As of today we've the possibility to add "custom properties" to some objects available in VMM (i.e. Hosts, Templates, VMs, ..) but it's not available for other/all objects.

                        It would be great to make these custom properties available across all objects like VM networks and others for which they're not available today.

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                          0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Extend hardware templates, placement, and VM provisioning to account for DDA devices like GPUs

                          I propose extending the hardware template to add a DDA assignment for a GPU or NVME device. Handle the placement logic to account for these devices, and perform the PCI dismount/mount process during VM provisioning.

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                          • Console Bug: Some fields do not display output

                            1. Tenant virtual network IP pool does not display customer VIP reservations. You have to use PowerShell to know they exists (SDNv2 fabric if that matters).
                            2. One connected network type Logical Network IP pool does not display configured static routes. You have to use PowerShell to verify they exist.
                            3. In Network Service, on a Microsoft network controller, on the Services tab, when viewing a Gateway virtual machine, the Name field of the devices to peer with table does not display configured name.

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                            • monitor traffic bound to SCPortAcl rules

                              It would be nice to create a tool that will provide a real time monitor and ability to find past details for blocked and allowed traffic when SCPortAcl Rules are used. Connectivity filtering relies on firewall traffic monitoring for troubleshooting puproses so it is essential to have.

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                                0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate DSC and LCM provisioning configuration with appropriate templates.

                                Should be able to configure LCM for tenant or service provider https pull server. Optionally Should allow DSC configuration to be included as a custom resource and compiled and placed locally during configuration process.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Force Parent Disks to stay on specified volume if same file name already exists.

                                  Currently, VMM will place a Parent Disk on the specified "Parent Disk" volume set on the cluster or host.

                                  However, if the Parent Disk VHDX is changed in some way, but does not have its file name updated, the next time a VM is being created, it will fully copy the "new" Parent Disk to the next volume sorted alphabetically instead of appending a "-1" or "Copy 1" onto the file name.

                                  For example:

                                  TESTVM has a single hard disk that is set to differencing:

                                  TESTVM-HDD-01.vhdx --> TESTVM-HDD-01-diff.vhdx

                                  When TESTVM is created for the first time, TESTVM-HDD-01.vhdx is copied to…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Include a -MaxSize option for New-SCStorageVolume that accounts for the S2D resiliency type

                                    When you manage an S2D storage pool in VMM, the "Storage available" value that appears in the console (from the RemainingManagedSpace property of the SPACES_StoragePool object) does not account for resiliency. For example, if the storage pool is a two-way mirror with 400 GB physical storage, the VMM console shows 385 GB available. However, the largest volume you can create on the storage pool is really only 190 GB.

                                    In this scenario, if you attempt to create an S2D volume using New-SCStorageVolume, and you specify a size (-SizeInBytes) that exceeds the actual storage pool capacity, you receive the following job…

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                                    • A possible bug in SCVMM 2016 (Update Rollup 3) after building a S2D Hyper-V cluster

                                      After building a S2D cluster in SCVMM 2016 with UR 3 I tried to add another node to the cluster. The job failed with the error in the cluster log "An error occurred while executing the test. One or more errors occurred. ERROR CODE: 0X80131500; Native ERROR CODE:1. The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request. I tried it multiple times with the same result. But I ran a test-scvmhostcluster PS command with the new node and it succeeded. It ended up that I couldn't add the node via SCVMM but I…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow the use of in use IP addresses from a pool in the DNS settings definition for that pool.

                                        Allow Addresses from a network controller managed address pool to be used in the DNS server settings of that pool. Vmm currently gives an error if domain controllers are already deployed using the pool, you will not be able to update that pool's DNS settings.

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                                        • VM and Hoststatus for Selfservice User -> Unknown

                                          When using VMM with SelfService Users (SSU) the SSU can only see the virtual machine status (VMS) – the user is not able to see the host status itself. I.e. when the host is “host not responding” the SSU will see Status: Running and Virtual Machine Status: Running.

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                                          VMM hides the host status and keeps the last known VMS. It’s the same story for Admins and Delegated Admins with one difference – the user is able to see the host status:

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                                          It’s possible that a not responding host does not lead to an outage of the…

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