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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

    12 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Hypervisor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hyper-V 2019 - Guest VMs shutdown unexpectedly

      When the host server shuts down, a bug in which guest VMs are not automatically shut down occurs in Windows 10 1809 or Windows Server 2019.
      It is also a topic in the forum.
      Please solve this bug as soon as possible.

      https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e8c45a15-0b9a-4b2c-ae2a-c546eadbcf41/hyperv-2019-guest-vmamp39s-shutdown-unexpectedly?forum=winserverhyperv

      2 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter

        Allow a Virtual Switch to connect to the Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter. Other virtualization products allow this; Hyper-V doesn't. This is a severe limitation.

        2 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Networking  ·  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 →
          • 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…

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  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

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

                Please finally allow physical USB 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.

                1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Hypervisor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hyper-V: Allow Replication also if one of the disks are physical

                  Actually i can't enable replication if one disk is a physical disk, also if i don't plan to enable replication for the physical disk. I would prefer to enable replication without this physical disk, but for the other virtual disks.
                  It seem to be only an block in the Hyper-V Manager, so it would be great to move this check for blocking the replication after the user was able to select the disk to be replicated.
                  Only if here the physical disk is still enabled, block the replication with the corresponding error message:
                  "Replication can't be activated. Replication can't activated…

                  1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  Hyper-v Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow automatic stop action setting to be changed/applied while a VM is running

                    The ability to change the stop action of VM without having to power it off.
                    Or at least allow it to be prestaged for it to do it on a VM reboot

                    1 vote
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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.

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  CPU  ·  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.

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Hypervisor  ·  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............

                          1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  Misc  ·  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 →
                            • Single Backup of VM's with Off State

                              How about adding a new Boolean attribute to VM's to record whether it has been backed up by the VM host's Backup Server since it enter the "Off" state thus eliminating the need to back it up again. The Backup Server would set the attribute state to "Yes" once it has been backed up in the "Off" state. Once the VM enters the "Running" state the attribute would be reset to "No".

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • USB 2.0 & 3.0 Passthru for Hyper-V (Windows Server 2016)

                                Currently, if I want to plug any USB 2.0 or 3.0 device into my Hyper-V host and use it through my VM it will not work.

                                Make it so number one...

                                18 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • High Resolution VMConnection for Linux

                                  Support for high resolution VMConnection with Windows is great in the 1709 release. When configured as an Enahnced Session, it's capable of dynamically resizing due to its use of RDP.

                                  Linux won't have RDP built-in which is required at the moment for Enhanced Sessions, but it would be great if the Hyper-V team could come up with a way to support dynamically resizing Linux's most popular Window Systems... X & Wayland.

                                  I'm not sure how to support X & Wayland. A .deb & .rpm package that installs an "agent" or "Integration Component" that enables this would be great until Microsoft…

                                  6 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  VMConnection & remoting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Hyper-V Default Microsoft Hyper-V Video Adapter

                                    Introduce a way to either completely remove the default 'Microsoft Hyper-V Video' adapter, or reassign it as a secondary adapter, when a DDA (SR-IOV) graphics adapter is being passed through to the VM.

                                    We have a Hyper-V Server 2016 with a Windows 10 Pro VM configured with a Direct Device Assignment (DDA) GPU passed through to the VM, which is working and numerous tests have demonstrated that the graphics card is indeed able to operate at native speeds while attached to the VM.

                                    The problem we're having is only OpenGL software calls work - Direct 3D doesn't work, and any…

                                    18 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • AMD Ryzen support in Hyper-V

                                      Please support AMD Ryzen processors including nested virtualization on Windows 10/2016.

                                      15 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Hypervisor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow me to set a new minimum memory while VM is running

                                        I normally next-next-next-finish and end up with VMs set to 8GB max RAM and 512MB minimum. Windows seems to absolutely sip RAM however, and never come close to using the available RAM.

                                        So I go to increase the RAM...and I get an error messagethat I cannot change the minimum RAM while the VM is running or paused.

                                        Is there a functional reason for this? It drives me bonkers.

                                        10 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Memory  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Auditing of virtual machine connections

                                          I raised that question in https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/eac58596-2ce1-4612-91be-5b4da7ec4aa3/auditing-vm-connections?forum=winserverhyperv, but obviously that features is missing. I´d like to see auditing of virtual machine connections, i.e. which (obviously authenticated and authorized) user connected (or later disconnected) to which virtual machine (name, guid).
                                          Thanks
                                          Joachim Lindenberg

                                          5 votes
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