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  1. Update VMM agent on untrusted domains

    When attempting to update the VMM agents on hosts in un-trusted domains, the job fails. Currently there is a loooonnnggg work around involving uninstall, re-install, and exporting the certificate. It would be nice if this was able to be done directly through SCVMM console.

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  2. Add custom comments to VMs in SCVMM

    It would be good to have the ability to add and display custom comments in SCVMM. I realize there are custom attributes that can be set up but those can't be added to a view as a column item.

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  3. Date of last reboot of the virtual machine

    It would be useful to add a column "Date of last reboot of the virtual machine" in the list of virtual machines.

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  4. 6 votes
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  5. create a light / free VMM for Azure only

    create a light / free VMM for Azure only. A sort of free on premise console (ie no html) for PC

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  6. (re)Create a Workgroup Edition for small business

    The Workgroup Edition (5 Host max) was a very good option for small businesses. Please recreate it !!!

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  7. Make VMM consistent with Failover Cluster Manager (menus, naming conventions etc)

    The menus and naming conventions used between SCVMM and FCM are very inconsistent, would be good to bring them inline.

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  8. Avoid MPIO discovery and the ask to reboot after that

    Avoid MPIO discovery and the ask to reboot after that

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  9. IP Pool improvement

    Add option to manually assign IPs from reserved IP range. Also had option for VMM to catalog these addresses as used from this pool.

    Currently VMM ignore any IPs from reserved range and there is no info about these reserved IPs in VMM even these addreses are used by managed VMs.

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  10. Show backing-up status in VMM console

    Read backing-up status from Hyper-V, visualise this status in VMM console and lock VM for changes instead submit change job witch than failed

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  11. Remember window size

    The dialog windows in VMM are ridicoulisly small on modern larger screens. Whenever I open a window, the first thing I have to do is to "drag" it to expand it and "fix" its layout (left/right split). VMM should remember the window size of dialog windows and open them to the same size the next time a window is opened.

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  12. Make SCVMM faster as Failover clustering.

    The over all speed of the product needs to be improved as well as the currency of the progress bar for any task.
    Example:
    When I make a change with Failover clustering I see progress that reflect my job with in seconds but if i use VMM it takes long time for that to be presented.

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  13. enable creating duplicite subnet

    Usually customers do networking wrong. If I'm redesigning it, its usually easier to rebuild VMM, because logical networks are total mess and they usually already define subnets (in one connects network, and it should be in vlan isolated for example...). And I cannot create it correctly, because subnet already exists.

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  14. Update integration components without shutting down option.

    Much like the hyper-v console how I can "insert integration service" disk and do an upgrade reboot, it would be nice not to have to shut down the machine to do this in VMM. Or even cooler would be to schedule it to upgrade on next reboot. Granted I know windows update will soon take over this task.

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  15. Connection VMM with WSUS from a disconnected network

    To manage updates in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), you must have a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server with choosed Upstream Server - Synchronize with Microsoft Update. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg675099.aspx .
    Can you fix this to run with a disconnected network wsus and vmm installation?
    Sorry for my bad english

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  16. Windows Server Gateway VPN compatibility and managment

    Currently, there are only a handful of devices said to be compatible with Windows Server Gateway. (http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2014/12/26/vpn-interoperability-guide-for-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx) A hotfix for the ASA family would be nice.

    Also, the lack of options exposed to SCVMM console is frustrating.

    5 votes
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  17. VMM Perimeter Network

    According to Technet, VMM doesn't currently support adding Hyper-V clusters in perimeter networks: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/gg610642.aspx

    However, clusters are supported in "untrusted domains".

    It would be helpful if VMM could be updated to support perimeter clusters, especially when working with NVGRE gateway clusters.

    2 votes
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  18. 4 votes
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  19. Configurable Memory reserve ratio attribute for powered-off VMs to reduce RAM reservation in cluster over-commit computation

    We are facing issues with cluster over-commit computation algorithm in Pay-As-You-Go model, where powered-off VMs are not free in term of RAM reservations. This attribute will help us to decide how much memory will be reserved for powered-off VMs.

    Other improvements for cluster RAM over-commit computation can be passing quota limits from WAP Subscription to computation algorithm. For example customer has 5 VMs with 32GB RAM, but subscription allow him run only 3 VMs with 96GB RAM in total. It is wasting of RAM to compute all 5 VMs, because only 3 of them can run simultaneously.

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  20. Add Resize a VM option to SCVMM for Azure VMs

    In the SCVMM 2012 R2 UR 6 we have an option to Start and shutdown Azure VMs. We would like to see the Resize option as well which will help the support teams in large environment.

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