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  1. 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…

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    • 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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      • 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".

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        • 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).

          8 votes
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          • Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V GUI for DDA

            I would like to see a GUI set up so that we can find the hardware that we want (PCI Express Devices or USB) and mount them or unmount them via a GUI. This is a lot easier than powershell. Click to mount/unmount hardware from host to VM or vice versa.

            More people would use this feature and it would be easier to mount and unmount specific hardware items.

            9 votes
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            • Establish at least feature parity with the latest VMware vSphere, including web host/cluster management

              That includes ease of use, like the (distributed) vSwitch implementation VMware has.

              1 vote
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              • 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.

                4 votes
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                • no .indexof in

                  Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.VMSwitch is missing IndexOf method, which makes it tricky to get an index number.

                  You'll have to pass it to a Customobject, and deserialize the information, if you wanna have any chance of using this.

                  1 vote
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                  • The ability to give a description for Hyper-V VMs

                    Currently the manager for the Hyper-V system only allows you to give a name for the virtual machine.

                    This may not always be descriptive and/or user friendly. Being able to give a description to Hyper-V virtual machines and have these optionally included with the import/export functions.

                    Would allow for useful information to be able to be included with the detailing about the software installed as well as other info.

                    In addition it would be useful for software distributors which provide their software as VMs.

                    9 votes
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                    • Folders in Hyper-V Manager

                      I would love beeing able to create folders in Hyper-V manager, so that I can view my "Test Environment", my "VMs for Customer" or my "Show Direct Access" virtual maschines. I the moment I can only user appropriate names for my VMs.

                      17 votes
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                      • Hyper-V export virtual machine, add the option to exclude the disks from export!

                        Rebuilding hyper-v virtual machines on a different server could be done with export and import. Now the whole virtual machine gets exported including the disks. So you get a compleet copy this results in twice the disks space needed. but in case of remote attached storage it is not necessaire to export the disks also. So why not add the option to exclude the disks from the export. They will be attached to the new system from the shared storage device and you can add them later to the imported VM systems.

                        5 votes
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                        • Implement a HTML5 web management interface for Hyper-V as an optional install.

                          The Hyper-V equivalent of the new HTML5 web interface for ESXi

                          16 votes
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                          • Hyper-V VM Console Tree

                            How about adding a VM tree to the Hyper-V Manager MMC so that we can select VM's in the left pane and connect to and see their consoles in the right pane, similar to the VM "tree" that exists in the VMware vSphere GUI client.

                            12 votes
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                            • Allow PowerShell Direct to use certificate auth, ie SSH Key's

                              It would be use to have an option to allow ssh key type functionality to authenticate for PowerShell Direct. Also don't limit this to Windows only or just Windows 10 / Server 2016, olders OS's should be included.

                              6 votes
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                              • 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!

                                52 votes
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                                • Powershell module for the Docker engine

                                  The existing Docker CLI didn't look as intuitive as Powershell. There should be a Powershell module to manage the Docker engine as well.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Overall better performance/utilization views on the HYPER-V UI

                                    Like VEEAM TaskManager for all VM guests (selectable)
                                    include IOPS on Storage,
                                    LAN Bandwidth utilization
                                    CPU and RAM utilization

                                    with history diagrams

                                    40 votes
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                                    • Support new-pssession and copy-item -tosession with powershell direct

                                      Powershell direct is great, however it would also be super useful to be able to use it with the diffrent cmdlests that use pssessions. primarily for me, id like to use it with copy-item to copy files directly to and from vms

                                      17 votes
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                                      • online shrink VHDX via VMM

                                        Currently this is only possible via Hyper-V Manager.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Import VM with double click on file configuration

                                          I suggest to copy the same function of VMware that allows import of virtual machine with double click on file configuration. This is much better than the classic import procedure, in particular when there are many VMs to import.

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                                          12 votes
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