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  1. Windows Hypervisor Platform API WHPX

    supporto WPHX from Windows Server 2019 to run Windows 10 nested Hyper-v for Android Emulator

    9 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Hypervisor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • windows hypervisor platform

      supporto WPHX from Windows Server 2016 to Windows 10 nested Hyper-v for Android Emulator

      8 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Hypervisor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Nested Virtualization Support for AMD CPUs

        Currently nested virtualization is only supported on Intel CPUs. Please add support on AMD CPUs. At the very least Epyc CPUs, but older Opteron CPU support would be nice as well.

        2 votes
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          1 comment  ·  CPU  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Help please- trying to create a vrtual XP in Windows 10

          Hyper -V encountered an error while configuring the network on XP Virtual Machine.
          Hyper-V encountered an error while trying to access an object on computer xxxxxxxx because the object was not found............

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            0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Set VHD(X) storage as persistent (immune to Revert)

            There currently is no way to add a VHD(X) to a virtual machine so that changes will not roll back after a Revert. One could use a network drive as a workaround, but this is not always feasible. Therefore, an option on a per-disk basis would be desirable.

            1 vote
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              0 comments  ·  Hypervisor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • copy and paste

              should allow copy and paste between linux VM and host
              the enhanced session thing is not easy to get right and breaks easily plus it seems a heavy weight way to get this to work

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                0 comments  ·  Guest capabilities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VSS Hyper-V VM bug

                There is a bug, uncovered when using Veeam backup software which they describe as -

                "Application-aware processing of Active Directory domain controllers running on guest OS other than Windows Server 2016 fails with the “Failed to create VM recovery checkpoint” error (32770). This is a Hyper-V 2016 issue that Microsoft is planning to address in the future update."

                Any news on a fix for this would be great.

                13 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hyper-V Replica using IP Address instead of NETBIOS/FQDN

                  Is there any chance to have Hyper-V Replica to work over IP address instead of NETBIOS/FQDN?
                  Without messing with DNS / hosts file (%windir%\system32\drivers\etc).
                  Scenario: Sending replica traffic over dedicated network.
                  Network Constraint (control which networks HR runs upon, based on network interface).
                  Thanks!

                  27 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  Hyper-v Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • New integrated UI for Hyper-V

                    It's one of the most important area where you must working on. We need a new UI for Hyper-V, in particular a new UI with cluster management integrated and also with more functionality, like Performance View and PowerShell history.

                    350 votes
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                      36 comments  ·  Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable PowerShell Direct for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

                      PowerShell direct is fantastic feature. We would like to use it with down level guest OS as well (Win 8.1 / WS12R2).

                      The customers usually upgrade the host more frequently than upgrading the VM which is running the core business App.

                      Thanks!

                      53 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Change how Hyper-V Manager creates VM folder structure

                        Right now, VM files and VHD files are placed into the 2 different default paths in a confusing flat file structure if you do not check the box to place the VM into a specific path. Please change it so HVM copies the mechanism of SCVMM: all of the VM files should be places into a single folder, named after the VM. If anyone wants a more complex model (and these folks are very rare) then they can use PoSH or Automation.

                        169 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Let Hyper-V Virtual Switch forward 802.1x authentication messages

                          Hyper-V Virtual Switch does not forward 802.1x authentication messages at the moment. This means no VM or Host behind a virtual switch can authenticate if a hardware switch requires this. Most enterprise grade hardware switches allow the authentication of several clients on one port. So a simple fowarding of the messages would be sufficient for simple deployment scenarios.

                          Please allow the virtual switch to forward these messages (maybe as a configurable option). This is also useful for Hyper-V on a client OS.

                          94 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • USB Passthrough Support

                            Give us the feature VBox provides us already. Like: Plug a USB Dongle in the Host Server and then passthrough to the VM Server where the application is waiting desperately for it. Right now we need special hardware for that which provides access by LAN and special software.

                            76 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make HyperV Manager show IOPS.

                              It would be great if HyperV manager showed IOPs. Right now when we have a noisy host, it is really difficult for us to figure out who it is. We have to pull of System Center and that is always delayed.

                              67 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow/Support com port redirect from physical host to virtual machine

                                Please finally allow physical com port redirection to a virtual machine. I know this would limit high availability of the virtual machine but sadly some applications/hardware still require com port communications.

                                11 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In Hyper-V Configuration 8.3. When using the Ubuntu 18.04.1 Quick Create install, there needs to be an option to specify HDD size!

                                  I ran out of disk space on my Ubuntu setup because Hyper-V only provided it a 11GB storage.
                                  You can go back and expand the hard disk, but this does not translate right over into Ubuntu because it will not automatically take up the allocated space.
                                  Now I have to track down the ISO to boot up in Hyper-V to see if I can manage the disk drive. This should all be native to Hyper-V.
                                  In fact the ISO of Ubuntu it downloads she stored so that it can accessed later for instance such as this where a LIVE iso…

                                  1 vote
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                                    1 comment  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show Topology for host,VM , networking , storage(suchas CSV, SOFS share, local vol) relationship

                                    Please provide a topology tool in mmc or web(WAC), for show the relationship on following view:
                                    1 how host connect networking and storage
                                    This is a great help for many scenario: troubleshooting underlayer problem , tuning performance, even help of planning available or capacity expand.
                                    2 how VMs connect virtual network and data space
                                    This is a great help for many scenario: troubleshooting VM-level problem, hardware maintenance planning etc.
                                    3 how VMs placed to hosts
                                    scenario: VM resource placement optimizing, VM role high available planning or capability expand planning, host maintenance planning.
                                    4 How hosts form cluster and even cluster…

                                    1 vote
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                                      0 comments  ·  Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Customizable tags on vm in Hyper-V Manager , Failover-Cluster Manager and windows admin center

                                      Provide a way to allow custom Tags on VMs in Hyper-V Manager or Failover-Cluster Manager, and display or group with it.
                                      Scenario: VM lifecycle infomation, application identification, "owner" identification, deligation to subadmin.etc

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                                        0 comments  ·  Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • [BUG] Fix Ctrl-Alt-UpArrow keyboard shortcut in Virtual Machine Connection

                                        The shortcut for vmconnect.exe which releases the capture of keyboard and mouse input is Ctrl-Alt-LeftArrow by default and is configurable to a few other key combinations as well. Regardless, of what is configured however, Ctrl-Alt-UpArrow appears to always trigger this functionality as well and it is not even one of the combinations available to be configured to in Hyper-V Settings.

                                        This means this combination is unavailable in other client applications because vmconnect picks it up first.

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  VMConnection & remoting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Virtual Machine Connection: please remember the last selected connection setting - without forcing us to save and lose the connection dlg

                                          Good evening

                                          If we use Virtual Machine Connection it's really very annoying that the connection dialog does not remember the last selected Display Resolution.

                                          We know that we can save them - but then, we no longer get the connection dialog, which is even worse because we often change other settings, but not the Display Resolution.

                                          Therefore:
                                          please remember the last used settings of a Virtual Machine Connection without forcing your customers to use the "Save my settings" checkbox and completely losing the useful connection dialog.

                                          The Microsoft "Usability" is really a pain for professional customers which still use Keyboards…

                                          3 votes
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