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How can we improve the virtualization platform and management in Windows Server?

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  1. Domain-less Live Migration

    It would be nice to have Live (Storage) Migration made independent of AD, and use for example certificate-based authentication between the hosts.

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  2. migrate between clusters

    Currently the live migration of a VM from one cluster to another requires several manual steps: remove the role from the first cluster, switch to hyper-v manager, initiate a shared-nothing migration to one of the nodes of the destination cluster, wait, connect to the destination node, add the VM role in to the destination cluster.
    If would be ideal to just be able to select a Migrate to Another Cluster option at the start, make the required choices and then just leave Failover Cluster Managers on the source and destination clusters to sort out the rest. This would also eliminate…

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  3. Live Storage Migration of Shared VHDX

    We make heavy use of live storage migrations in order to move data between different storage devices for upgrades, maintenance, additional space, performance, etc.

    We want to use clustered VMs to improve HA for our most critical systems, but requiring downtime on the system in order to move the data volume limits what systems we can use this with.

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