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  1. Specify CPU Cores when creating new VM

    In Virtual Machine Manager it't not possible to specify vCores during the "New Virtual Machine Wizard"
    Make a possiblity to specify vCores (like "Assing Memory").
    Or a possiblity to change the default vCore amount (1 core).

    12 votes
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  2. Add basic disk and network usage counters in console

    CPU counter is useful, but I more often want to see whether the VM is using a lot of disk access. Adding a column to Hyper-V console for this, even if it only updates every 30 secs, would give me a better idea of what machine is using the disk most.

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Management tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve added this and more in Windows Admin Center with more on the way.

    Windows Admin Center is the future of Windows Server management & is the GUI for the new WS2019 features such as Storage Migration Service and System Insights. New features all appear exclusively in WAC with more on the way. Furthermore, Admin Center enables hybrid scenarios and it’s included with the cost of your Windows/Windows Server license so there’s no additional cost.

    Download WAC here: http://aka.ms/WACDownload

  3. 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.

    172 votes
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  4. 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.

    96 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In Windows Server 2019 & Windows 10 version 1809 & later we added support for 802.1x through the Hyper-V vSwitch. While many customers use IPSEC for transparent E2E network encryption, some still use 802.1×.

    To enable 802.1x, run the following from an elevated command prompt.
    reg add “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmsmp\parameters” /v 8021xEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    shutdown /r /t 0

  5. Hyper-V configuration version 8.2 and 8.3 are still undocumented

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/deploy/upgrade-virtual-machine-version-in-hyper-v-on-windows-or-windows-server

    in your official documentation the configuration version 8.3 and 8.2 are still missing in the compatibility matrix aswell as the projected feature changes.

    8.2 was introduced with 1709
    8.3 is going to be introced in 1804.

    Kindly ask to fix this. Don't want to make a github account just for this case.

    3 votes
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  6. console history

    A configurable Hyper-V console buffer setting, allowing to review console history for text based consoles (Linux).

    5 votes
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  7. Add a virtual hardware firewall to Hyper-V

    Azure already has some sort of Hyper-V firewall. Bring this to the core Windows Server/Hyper-V product so that we can introduce a virtual hardware firewall layer in our software-defined networking. This is really key.

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Hypervisor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    There’s some confusion here. Azure has SDN as part of it’s networking fabric. This allows you to plug-in whatever networking services you’d like such as a load balancer, firewall, etc.

    We already have this on-premises as well. Windows Server 2016/2019 included a SDN, Network Controller, Software Load Balancer, Firewall, etc.

  8. Hyper V live migration speed needs to be faster.

    Need to be able to match VMware in speed for live migrations, and multiple migrations.

    7 votes
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  9. Nested Hypervisor

    Tremendous important for developers who need Windows Phone emulator inside their Visual Studio VM, training and complex scenarios testing without requiring loads of hardware. People with this needs use VMware to achieve it. To have this on Hyper-V is top priority.

    68 votes
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  10. NAT support in client Hyper-V

    The ability to seamlessly switch between wired and wireless networks without having to change your virtual switch makes the competitive products much more compelling. The addition of a NAT service and a accompanying virtual network to connect your VMs to the outside while using the hosts IP address would be a great addition. To overcome the current limitations, people have to use workaround such as these to get similar functionality: http://thomasvochten.com/archive/2014/01/hyper-v-nat/ (it involves installing another virtualization stack in addition to Hyper-V to make it work)

    31 votes
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