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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

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

      8 votes
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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • Support of VF & PF SR-IOV extensions with Discrete Device Assignment

                Please include support for both Virtual Functions (VF) and Physical Functions (PF) of SR-IOV simultaneously.
                It would allow GPUs like the AMD S7150(x2) to be used in Hyper-V based VDI scenarios.

                7 votes
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                • Add VM template support

                  Give the ability to convert a VM to a template, or provide a simple way to sysprep / generalize a machine on import - like shown in VMware.

                  Should be a basic Hyper-V feature.

                  8 votes
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                  • AMD Ryzen support in Hyper-V

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

                    15 votes
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                    • 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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                      • vmrs

                        give option to disable VMRS file in expense to lose quick migration. in summary: i do not want allocate disk for the memory i allocate to guest VM.
                        Please update the docs to mention the need for extra space for VMRS files.
                        for details: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/34fb9792-6ae4-474c-a153-3ac825645fe7/vmrs-files?forum=winserverhyperv

                        2 votes
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                        • HyperV and HAXM should not be mutually exclusive

                          Mobile developers want to use emulators, amongst other tech like containers, from different vendors. Currently, some of the emulators (Windows) are based on HyperV and some other (Google) are based on HAXM. This makes it almost impossible to do cross-platform development on Windows.

                          4 votes
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                          • Support of HDX Protocol

                            Can you please add HDX Protocol to the virtualizatin so that it is possible to use the existing Hardware from VDI-In-A-Box with Microsoft vitualization because VIAB does not longer get updates?

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                            • run hyper-v role and other virtualization software (virtualbox, vmware) side by side

                              allow to run hyper-v role and other virtualization software (virtualbox, vmware) side by side

                              8 votes
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