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  1. 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.

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    • LACP in Virtual Environment

      Hi,

      Please allow LACP configurations for NIC teaming in virtual environments. This is a possible solution. The only allowed option is "Switch Independent", which is limiting to me. I run LACP configurations in my VMware environment for all my 2012R2 servers now, no issues from this design. Allow me to do this again please.

      Thanks,
      Nick

      7 votes
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      • 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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        • Match physical network list in virtual switch manager

          In the Hyper-V virtual switch manager, when you go to create a virtual switch, the list of physical network adapters in the machine do not match the names of the physical network adapters in the server control panel network connections list.

          This makes finding the matching physical network adapter that is mapped to the virtual switch a trial and error process.

          It would be nice if you could either rename the virtual switch physical network adapter names in the dropdown list OR just have the virtual switch manager actually use the name the control panel uses for the physical network…

          3 votes
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          • NAT IPv6

            It would be nice to allow devices behind the NAT to access ipv6 resources as well externally. Right now this is not possible and as such the default switch for example, sends traffic out only if something is reachable via IPv4.

            2 votes
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            • Check MAC Address before create Teaming

              I found a strange problem with a host WS2012R2 (HP Proliant DL 380 g9 with 1 NIC 4 ports) during Teaming creation. For an astral reason, when I create a team, Windows assign the same MAC Address to Team NIC and also to Hyper-V Virtual Switch; the result is the total fail of everything.

              Why Windows Server 2012 R2 hasn’t a pre-check task to understand both NIC have the same MAC Address? Much better is check the MAC Address of the entire host.

              3 votes
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              • VM VLAN defined at vswitch port level

                It is more clear the vmware strategy to create portgroups on a vswitch that specifies the VLAN. All VMs connected to that portgroup are connected to same VLAN.

                What is the point on defining per VM, you are allowing users to create VM and they have to guess what is the VLAN id.

                Please review this and allow move VLAN VM definition to the vswitch.

                9 votes
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                • Isolate replication traffic.

                  There should be an option to chose the physical NIC or team one would want to send the Replication traffic thru while using kerberos for authentication. It can be achieved while using certificate based replication. but not in an AD environment.

                  5 votes
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                  • Configure VLAN in Virtual Switch on Hyper-V Manager

                    Enable on Hyper-V Manager options configure VLAN on vSwitches.

                    28 votes
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                    • Incorporate building of host vNICs and configuration into Hyper-V GUI

                      Add functionality in Hyper-V GUI to create host vNICs and manage them rather than requiring Powershell.

                      16 votes
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                      • vSwitch default minimumbandwidthmode should be weight

                        When vSwitch is created from Hyper-V console or Posh, minimumbandwidthmode is absolute.

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