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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    18 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Support NAS as Library

    In this moment is a big limitation use only windows machines as Library. In many environment are used NAS devices running Linux distro, because are cheaper and much flexible than windows.

    Adding support, without install the agent is the best way for VMM Library.

    S

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  20. Enable log for Shield VM data file wizard

    For configuring and set up Shielded VM & guarded Host, there is online guide available in below link..https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Shielded-VMs-and-Guarded-44176db3/view/Discussions
    which is very helpful..

    But,during the process of creating vm shielding data file, there is no logs generated and detailed information for the errors ShieldingDataFileWizard.exe .. it is very difficlut to troubleshoot..

    This is one of the cases, like this there are many steps that needs to executed for using this shield VM feature..

    I recommend it would be great to have logs for these wizard and document of known issues.. and troubleshooting steps

    Regards,
    Kalaivani

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