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  1. Security Rights on Fabric

    Hi,

    Currently there is no possibility to restrict access on the Fabric. For example, if I want to give to an administrator only rights to view/start/restart/shutdown/open console on VMS, there is no way to do this. It would be nice if more roles for fabric could be created like: Virtual Machine Deployment User, Virtual Machine Power user etc, roles that can be customized.

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      1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Virtual Folders in Console UI

      Please a "Create Folder" Feature like SCCM Console, that we can better sort or categorize the VM's for a nice Overview.

      8 votes
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        1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • We have many clusters and CPU compatiblity is the reason. Can you make it ignore dissimilar CPU generation migrations?

        If we want to share nothing migrate a VM live to another cluster of like CPU it works fine. The issue is that in the list of VM hosts for the site we lump all clusters in the site. Because it is one site and it simplifies views/networking. So when we migrate a VM to a different cluster for tolerance reasons, sometimes we have techs migrating VM's that fail after attempting to migrate. It would be good to just gray star them out for not having the same CPU generational level.

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          0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Replace Live Migration code

          Please replace the live migration code used in VMM(dynamic optimization, maintenance. Mode) with the live migration code found in failover cluster manager.

          When placing a host in maintenance mode or dynamic optimization, jobs constantly hang at various percentages which then require killing the vmmservice as that's the only way to get vmm to release the job.

          Draining a host using failover cluster manager is near flawless. A host will fail to drain/complete in VMM, yet using FCM immediately after completes 100%. Various tickets have been opened with support regarding this issue with no sucess to date.

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            0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • introduce a function similar to VMWare vCenter Linked Mode

            I suggest you introduce a function similar to VMWare vCenter Linked Mode where you can connect to and manage multiple VMM environments from the same VMM console.

            17 votes
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              0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create an easy way to connect to a new or existing database

              Right now you have to reinstall VMM or use scvmmrecover.exe in order to change the database for VMM. It would be nice to have the option to fill in an other SQL database and when the database isn't found it create a new empty one or if one is found it uses that database. That way we can move between databases more easily. e.g. with Powershell or something.

              10 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Get VMM more reliable and stable.

                I currently have to work on VMM issues more than my Hyper-v failover cluster setup. The tool you use to manage something shouldn't be more of a hassle than the product you are managing.

                30 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SCVMM Job Description with possible error cause

                  The SCVMM Jobs sometimes give an confusing error message.
                  Per example
                  An internal error has occurred trying to contact the server: : .
                  WinRM: URL: [http://Server:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [HWScoutOffline], Resource: [http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wmi/root/scvmm/P2VServerJob]

                  In my opinion it would be very helpful to display a possible root cause and provide a link to Knowledge article.

                  Example Job VM Template Creation:
                  Error Message:
                  An internal error has occurred trying to contact the server: : .
                  WinRM: URL: [http://Server:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [HWScoutOffline], Resource: [http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wmi/root/scvmm/P2VServerJob]

                  Possible Root Cause:
                  sysprep binaries were missing
                  See <link of a…

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add option to sort and search the Address pool when creating VM

                    Add option to sort and search the Address pool when creating VM
                    When you create a VM is very frustrating to scroll through the entire list of Address poll's to find the right address pool (VLAN) in which you need to locate the VM because the aforementioned list is not sorted by any criteria and is not supported either search options. Perhaps this could be subsumed under existing bug ya SCVMM 2102 R2.

                    12 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow unit allocation size option when adding a LUN to a cluster through GUI.

                      Right now in the GUI, the unit allocation size uses the OS default, which is 4k for a LUN less than 16TB. Add an option to choose the allocation size when formatting the LUN in SCVMM. This can be done through a script now, but not the GUI.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Easier to add VMM to your existing failover cluster

                          Be able to add VMM to you network after you have already setup your failover cluster. Not everyone starts out with VMM to build their cluster. currently there are lot of things that you can't use unless you rebuild the cluster in VMM it seems.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Web Client for VMM

                            It would be nice to have an web client for the VMM console, that would work on any browser

                            14 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Forbid placement non-HA VMs to clustered hosts

                              It would be great to see some kind of option to prevent placement or migration non highly avaliable virtual machines to clustered hosts.

                              That often happens when migrating VM from standalone host to cluster resulting unexpected VM downtimes in case of clustered host shutdown\reboot.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • v2v, p2v, vmm administration

                                  I have encountered some problems in the last years:
                                  1. we need a tool (like Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter) but who can:
                                  - make p2v (for "still" existing physicals machines or for VMs from VMware or other platforms).
                                  We can use v2v...but we need to copy the offline machine to the library, and then, because of the vcenter, the conversion for, let's say, a 500 GB VMs takes very long time (I had to wait around 6-7hours to migrate a machine from VMware to hyper-v) (~150 GB).

                                  Imagine if we have to migrate from VMware to HyperV let's say 300+…

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a scroll bar when using the "Migrate Storage" function.

                                    Please Add a scroll bar when using the "Migrate Storage" function.

                                    When you have enough disks attached to A server, a scroll bar would come in handy.. :)

                                    9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Increase Number of Managed Hosts

                                      Currently the number of hosts that can be managed by SCVMM is set at 1000 hosts. We are nearing 1600 hosts which requires 2 managed instances of SCVMM (2 separate backend environments) We would like to see an increase in the number of managed hosts that will not only take care of our current environment, but allow us to continue to grow.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow a script to add Azure Subscriptions

                                        When I add Azure Subscriptions to SCVMM 2012 R2 CU7 I see that it only applies for the 1 user, on that machine. It's not a global config.

                                        I wish this took effect globally for all users that connect. If that's not possible, then I need to be able to script the addition of Azure Subscriptions so users can just run a script on each machine to have them added.

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                                        • 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.

                                          8 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  VMM Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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