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  1. Deferred updates for VM configuration settings

    Assume you want to change VM configuration. For example, change vCPU count, allow migration to different CPU version, change MAC address type (dynamic/static), attach FC adapters and may be others. All of this actions require to stop VM to perform this changes.

    I want to suggest option that allow make this changes in VMM and postpone it to put to VM until it reboots.

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  2. 2016 UR3 deletes vhdx-file when restoring a checkpoint without that disk

    to reproduce:
    - create a new vm
    - create a checkpoint of the new vm
    - attach a second disk to the vm
    - restore the checkpoint

    all versions below UR3:
    - the file of the 2nd disk remains on the csv and can be attached later

    UR3:
    - the agent removes the file of the second disk

    3 votes
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  3. Shared nothing live migration with each disk to a different location fails

    When LM a VM to a different cluster using VSM, and if the VM has more than one VHDX attached and I want to place each disk on a different CSV. migration fails with an access denied error. Migrating the same VM to one CSV succeeds.

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  4. Email distribution or RSS feed for hotfixes for "known" issues that aren't so "known" (business impact)

    It would be helpful to have an RSS Feed or email distribution so when "known Issues" internal to microsoft are "known", the community in general will also know.

    for example, there was a hotfix for an issue created with UR12 for system center affecting replication. Our engineering team had to open a case with microsoft.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54854

    Admittedly, in this case, the title of the article for the hotfix does not imply that it fixes our specific replication issue which was caused by UR12 but when we call in and are told it is a "known Issue", it would be nice…

    9 votes
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  5. Show measurement of over-commit

    Presently, a Hyper-V Failover Cluster can have a cluster reserve state of OK or Over-committed. It is boolean.

    Instead, I would like to see a measurement or percentage showing how close it is to over-commit, or how much it is over-committed. This measurement would dynamically update based on changing the number of Cluster reserve (nodes).

    5 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Supports ARM VMs in SCVMM

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

    22 votes
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    planned  ·  6 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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  10. 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.

    2 votes
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  11. Allow setting ExposeVirtualizationExtensions to true in VMM

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

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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 →
  13. 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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  14. 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.

    6 votes
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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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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  16. skype online community!

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

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  17. 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.

    2 votes
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  18. Search in Host Groups for Hyper-V hosts

    Search in Host Groups for Hyper-V hosts

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  19. 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 →
  20. 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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