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  1. Service Templates Scale Out

    With SCVMM Servie Templates, it should be possible, to scale out a Computer tier with more than one VM at a time.

    Per example:
    Click Scale Out Computer Tier
    Choose count of VM´s that should be created in this Tier
    Create all VMs

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      0 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for (a basic) virtual IPMI device

      When working with new Bare Metal deployments it would save a lot of time if we could use VMs for testing. A Virtual device of some sort supporting IPMI/SMASH could ease the process considerably.

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        0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Supports ARM VMs in SCVMM

        There is no support for managing Azure Resource Manager VMs today.

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          planned  ·  6 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • can Support Server 2016 as library Server for SCVMM 2012 R2

          Hi there,
          is it possible to add a library Server which is installed with Server 2016 to a SCVMM 2012 R2 Environment? This would be very helpful because we only want to install Server 2016 as OS for our new Servers.
          Thanks in advance.
          Best Regards
          Rudi

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          • When the window is displayed in full screen, the character string of the title bar is missing.

            When the window is displayed in full screen, the character string of the title bar is missing.
            VMM UR1 also has not been fixed, but recently released VMM UR2 was installed, but it has not been fixed.

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              0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow setting ExposeVirtualizationExtensions to true in VMM

              We are using this for enabling Device Guard/Credential Guard on VMs not for nested virtualization.

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                0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VMM 2016 CU1 Bug - "Start VM after deploying it" not working

                When I select "Start the virtual machine after deploying it" in the Migrate VM Wizard, the VM is not started. I have not tried powershell and I only have 1 install to test with. All Hyper-V targets are 2016 fully patched. Source hosts are 2012 R2.

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                  4 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VMM Console Doesn't Remember View Changes

                  Right now the VMM console does not remember all changes made when adding and removing columns from the VMs view of a host or cluster. For example, I add the "Disk Write Speed" column, and after closing and reopening, the "Disk Write Speed" column is no longer present again. Other columns, such as "Disk Read Speed", are correctly remembered.

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                    0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Set Affinity and Anti-affinity rules

                    I would like to be able to set affinity and anti-affinity rules in VMM console. So that we can ensure certain VMs are kept on the same host or kept on different hosts depending on their need.

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                    • 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:…

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                        0 comments  ·  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.

                      • Add custom pre/post update remediation script for each host to make firmware updates possible during remediation cycle.

                        I suggest that you add possibility for pre and post powershell scripts for what to do before and after update remediation.
                        That way it would be possible to do hardware firmware upgrades during the remediation phase. Perhaps with configurable timeout before the host is supposed to be back online again?
                        Possible parameters to the pre and post scripts could be hostname, BMC address/BMC credentials.

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                          0 comments  ·  Patch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • skype online community!

                          mit skpe zu kommunizieren ist schön, noch schöner, wenn da auch online Community!

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                            0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add 'Description' as a column option to Stored Virtual Machines and Services

                            Under Library Servers in SCVMM, there is a Stored Virtual Machines and Services group under a given library server. It would be useful to be able to show 'Description' column bound to the VM stored in the library so I can quickly see what the VM was used for or other notes.

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                              1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Search in Host Groups for Hyper-V hosts

                              Search in Host Groups for Hyper-V hosts

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                              • Logical network workflow concept

                                The creation and management of logical networks, sites, IP Pools, Port Uplinks and VM networks are all related in a VMM configuration but the management of these is very segmented.
                                As an example it would be better if I wanted to delete a Logical Network then VMM would show me the impact of deleting that logical network. VM's, Port uplinks, Sites etc that are affected and then provide the option to go ahead and clean up the associated resources for that logical network. If this affects the VM or the VM config is broken as a result this would be…

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                                  planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide better explination of STATUS results

                                  Currently we are using SMB scale out file storage with a HyperV clusters. We constantly get "?" when we look at the SMB File share storage in the cluster properties. There is no explanation given as to what the issue is. Would be nice to get some possible reasons for the status to help with troubleshooting

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

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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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