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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…

    3 votes
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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

      3 votes
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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).

        11 votes
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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".

          2 votes
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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.

            5 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.

              18 votes
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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.

                10 votes
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                • 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.

                  354 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

                    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.

                      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!

                        53 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

                          41 votes
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                          • 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.

                            69 votes
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                            • Delete in Hyper-V console - select from delete/delete configuration/keep all, just remove from manager

                              Delete in Hyper-V console should offer several options - delete all/delete just configuration/just remove from manager and keep everything

                              41 votes
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                              • Provide a tool to do P2V's, V2V's, and C2C (Cloud 2 Cloud) without having to bring down the server until ready for cut over.

                                We need a better tool to migrate systems to Hyper V. With the cloud starting to catch on I have customers who want to move work loads from cloud to cloud. This currently very difficult to do without some middleware cloud to do the conversions. Would be nice to be able to convert to and from physical, virtual, or clouds regardless of provider.

                                15 votes
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                                • online shrink VHDX via VMM

                                  Currently this is only possible via Hyper-V Manager.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Import-VM should take a look also into the root folder for VHDs

                                    During import process, Import-VM script looks into "Virtual Hard Disks" folder for VHDs. But when you create VM with SC VMM, it puts disks into the root of VM folder. So during recovery VHDs needs to be moved into Virtual Hard Disks folder manually. It would be great if import-vm would look also into the root of VM folder.

                                    7 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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                                        • 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.

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