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  1. Hyper-V should support VMware Parallels style fullscreen VM as a Windows desktop

    In VMWare Parallels on Mac, we have the option of performing a shortcut to jump directly into a VM on a different desktop.

    In Windows 10, we now have multiple desktop support, which is wonderful! However if we full-screen a VM, we can't use our normal hotkey to go back to the parent windows desktop. Instead, those hotkeys are interpretted by the full-screen VM.

    I think it would be ideal to be able to full-screen a VM and still slide out to my parent desktop. This should mirror the functionality of VMware Parallels on Mac.

    8 votes
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  2. Enable Network Selection for Storage Migration

    There should be a way to specify a Network to use for Storage Migrations, just like for Live Migrations. If you are not using SMB for your cluster storage, then the ability to specify the network for storage migrations of VMs would be handy so you don't saturate the management network.

    14 votes
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  3. 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.

    22 votes
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  4. 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.

    13 votes
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  5. 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

    19 votes
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  6. 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.

    357 votes
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  7. REST API for hyper-v host managment and development

    Provide REST API for hyper-v remote managment and development.

    20 votes
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  8. 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.

    7 votes
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  9. 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.

    9 votes
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  10. All VM network cards have the same Friendly Name "Network Adapter"

    Same as you do with IDE controller 0, 1,2 and other devices.

    Network Adapters should have different Names like

    Network Adapter 0
    Network Adapter 1
    etc..

    8 votes
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  11. 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!

    59 votes
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  12. 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.

    9 votes
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  13. 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

    42 votes
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  14. Hot-add vCPU for VMs

    Sometime we need to scale up VMs and want to avoid downtime in the process. Example: SQL Server VMWare has been able to do that for quite some time and is something we miss since we have migrated to Hyper-V.

    124 votes
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  15. USB Passthrough Support

    Give us the feature VBox provides us already. Like: Plug a USB Dongle in the Host Server and then passthrough to the VM Server where the application is waiting desperately for it. Right now we need special hardware for that which provides access by LAN and special software.

    99 votes
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  16. 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.

    79 votes
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  17. Remove paging files from Windows guests or add "No Paging File" mode

    Paging files on guests seem outdated when you have hosts with huge memory pools and dynamic memory allocation. The main problem is that paging file activity deltas generate an inordinate amount of replication traffic. Many experts recommend moving paging files to a separate VHDX and excluding that disk from replication, but that can cause failover issues. Please reevaluate whether a "No Paging File" mode could be added to Windows. Tags: pagefile, page file, paging file, swap file.

    29 votes
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  18. Change settings for running VMs that will be applied upon next VM boot

    Sometimes I want to change the defaults for a running VM (boot order, less/more Startup RAM, ...). Right now I can only change these settings when a VM is turned off. I should be able to change the boot order of a running VM, even though the changed settings will only take effect during a future reboot.

    82 votes
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  19. granular selection for Processor Compatibility

    It would be great to select which Instruction extensions should be filtered.

    Scenario: Customer has Haswell CPUs in the servers and in one point he will add new servers, but they will have Broadwell architecture... There are just few extensions, but if customer enables Processor Compatibility, all usefull extensions such as AES are filtered out. It would be great to filter just the difference...

    16 votes
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  20. VMQ auto Tuning (aligning with CPU cores..)

    Auto tuning for VMQ and assigning different processors for multiple NICs, aligning NUMA ... Currently multiple NICs are using same processors (0,2,4,6). It would be great if it would be configured to automatically move from CPU 0 and spread across.

    63 votes
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