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  1. Support Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V in VMM 2019

    I know System requirements for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/vmm/system-requirements?view=sc-vmm-2019) does not list Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V as being a supported Hyper-V host in a VMM 2019 environment. And there's a difference between "not officially supported" and "officially not supported". VMM 2019 simply does not allow you to install its agent on a Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V server:

    Error (20523)
    The verslon of the Windows operating system on the computer xxxxx is not supported for a host.

    Recommended Action
    Upgrade the operating system to Windows Server 2016 or a later supported version, and then try the operation…

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    12 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add support for Ubuntu 18.04 in SCVMM 2016

    I wanna know if it's possible to add the support of Ubuntu 18.04 inside SCVMM 2016

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  3. VMM WSUS to update S2D Hyper-converged clusters

    Currently VMM 1807 does not support using a Fabric defined WSUS Update server for updating nodes of a S2D Hyper-converged infrastructure cluster; in fact there within Microsoft VMM documentation there is a "Note" that explicitly states the following:
    “..Note that you cannot update servers part of a Storage Spaces Direct cluster (either hyper-converged or disaggregated) using VMM and trying to patch these using VMM may cause data loss.”

    Yes, MAY CAUSE DATA LOSS!!

    First idea is that this should not be a mere Note, it should be flagged as a WARNING-DATA LOSS IS POSSIBLE.

    Second, how does the VMM group…

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    1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Update VMM to support Server 2019

    Please update VMM to Support Server 2019.

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  5. Enable support for Group-Managed Service Accounts (gsma)

    Let us use "group managed service accounts" for both a RunAs account, as well as the user under which we would install and run SCVMM.

    41 votes
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    2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Nagaraj Venkatesh responded

    You can now install System Center 2019 with gMSA as the service account.
    At this point of time, we are unable to implement gMSA for RunAs accounts due to limitation of WinRM

  6. Allow for the administrator to change Bandwidth Limits for Network Controller RAS Gateway Deployments

    In the current release of SCVMM 2016, VPN Gateways using the Network Controller does not allow the administrator to set the network bandwidth limit even though it is possible to do so via the REST API of the Network Controller.

    Currently, the default Network Bandwidth limit is 500Kbits on the incoming and outgoing side of the VPN Gateway.

    See https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/networking/sdn/manage/add-a-virtual-gateway-to-a-tenant-virtual-network#bkmk_modify for the workaround to configure the bandwidth limit

    6 votes
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  7. VMM 2016 Bug: Static IP Address cannot be specified on the cluster

    I am trying to configure a Hyper-V 2016 cluster using SCVMM2016. All my Windows Server 2016 nodes have Logical networks configured from VMM and IPs are set from the VMM IP pool.

    Now when I am creating a cluster, I see a message saying "Static IP Address cannot be specified for the cluster" "VMM has reviewed the logical networks and VM Networks on each of the servers selected for the cluster. It cannot find any networks on which static IP adress or IP address assignment have been configured across all the nodes. If the cluster you are creating needs a…

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Add support for Windows Server 2016 Guest OS

    Support for Windows Server 2016 Guest OS in SCVMM2012R2 would be nice...

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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. LLDP/CDP Support

    Implementing CDP/LLDP Support and showing networking details within VMM and Hyper-V

    98 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add Azure Resource Manager Stack based Azure VMs to the subscription view

    With Update Rollup 6 the "Add Azure Subscription feature" was added to the VMM console.

    But with the general availability of the Azure Virtual Machine Services in ARM this new feature has a lack of consistency. I can see my Azure VMs based on the Service Management Stack but not my Azure VMs based on the Resource Manager Stack.

    -> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-azure-virtual-machine-services-in-azure-resource-manager/

    116 votes
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    3 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Standard switch migration to Logical Switch

    When starting to use VMM as management tool for already existing Hyper-V hosts, It should be possible to migrate the current Standard Switch to the Logical Switch, whitout deleting it and so on.

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    1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Stop using Win32_Product for DHCP Agent version discovery

    Since UR5 VMM polls the Hyper-V hosts every half hour for the DHCP agent version. The Win32_Product WMI class is used for this.

    Because this class is used, every half hour MSIEXEC processes will run consistency and reconfiguration steps for all MSI packages on all Hyper-V hosts. This results in a flood wave of Application Event ID 1035 occurring every 30 minutes.

    The overall impact I cannot oversee as I don't know what is actually reconfigured.
    You can validate VMM is the cause of these calls by enabling WMI tracing.

    Microsoft itself actually advises (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/974524) not to use…

    47 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Storage optimization

    A good idea would be to have a dynamic optimization for the Storage, to receive some recommendation where to place the VHD, automatic load balancing when the Lun/Datastore is heavily used.

    24 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add IP as an option to show on the VM screen.

    On the VM list screen I would love it to show the IP addresses of my VMs. This would be very useful as well, so when I search I actually can yield results based on IP address. Sometimes you have a moment and all you have is an IP address for a machine. vCenter does this for its search functionality.

    63 votes
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    5 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

    The IP Address and Computer Names columns can be added in the VM list views

  15. Run clone or create a new VM, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Update Rollup 6 Japanese console to hang.

    New VM and clone VM Then, Japanese console of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Update Rollup 6 has hung up.

    Management Server is built in English environment.
    VMM console, uses both the English environment and the Japanese environment.

    See my blog entry.(Sorry in Japanese).
    http://sshzk.blogspot.com/2015/05/system-center-2012-r2-virtual-machine.html

    18 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Troubleshooting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Enhanced session is not available in VMM

    This was top 4 common items from "End-to-End Hyper-V and Cluster Management in the SCVMM Console" Idea. Please provide specific details on this idea.

    73 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Repair disjoint VM Roles

    Please provide a method to repair disjoint VM Roles. We regularly see customers who remove Hyper-V hosts and clusters from VMM, causing havoc with Azure Pack VM Roles. The relationship between the Role and the instances is lost because VMs get new IDs when the host or cluster is re-added to VMM. So far there is no way to repair this. Usage is completely broken after this event.

    57 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Allow multiple public IP adresses to be allocated on a single VM network

    When using Network Virtualization, VMM only supports 1 public IP address per VM network. That is a major limitation for a lot of customers.
    Windows Server Gateway supports it, but VMM can only allocate 1 IP.

    35 votes
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  19. Port ACLs are not available in VMM

    This was top 4 common items from End-to-End Hyper-V and Cluster Management in the SCVMM Console Idea. Please provide specific details on this idea.

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    3 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Why reboot after deep discovery?

    It would be nice if there was an option (i.e. a checkbox in GUI) to avoid a reboot after deep discovery is done, as it is very likely that the bare metal deployment process will follow after that. If it could wait for the user provided configurations and continue once those are provided, it would save a reboot, which on modern servers can take a while.

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    1 comment  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Keiko Harada responded

    This changed in SCVMM 2012 R2, where bare-metal deployment can start after deep discovery without rebooting the machine.

    VMM Product Team

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