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  1. [Cluster] Cluster Management tools for Honolulu

    Currently, in Cluster interface there is no way to add node, evict node, change witness mode or even generate/view Validation Report.

    Suppose, Honolulu targeted to replace legacy tools? Well, MMC FCM is so outdated, than most clustering functionality accessible only thru PowerShell. Donno, why at least this old "still used by everyone" tool functionality still don't exported to Honolulu, before anything else.

    17 votes
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    • [Windows Update] [Cluster] support for Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU)

      installing Windows Updates (from internal WSUS) on Failover Cluster Nodes using Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) would be very helpful

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      • [cluster] [RBAC] Expand roles

        Please provide RBAC feature when manage cluster through Windows Admin Center.
        We are using Hyper-V clusters with SOFS clusters.It is not proper to use local or admin when we try to deligate different admin role to different operator, such as Hyper-V admin, SOFS admin, Backup admin, CAU admin.
        It will be good to have these RBAC in cluster level and just apply to the cluster,no single server.

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        • [Bug] [Cluster] Failed to fetch the cluster disk information.

          error while accessing disk from failover clusters

          Failed to fetch the cluster disk information. Error: RemoteException: Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Version'. The "5.0" argument do

          3 votes
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          • [Cluster] More disk info in Failover Cluster Management

            In Failover Cluster Manager, the Disks panel shows the disk name but not the mount point and the Virtual Machines panel shows the VHD's path, but not the Cluster Disk name. It's not possible to cross information. It would be very useful to have the mount point on the Disks panel and the Cluster Disks names of the VM resources.

            13 votes
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            • [Bug] [cluster] Incorrect count and inventory of clustered VM in cluster (Windows 2016)

              When open Virtual Machine tab of some cluster in Failover Cluster Manager displayed correct number of VM while refreshing and collecting data. Then count of VM changed and show incorrecty number - in Total on Summary tab. And incorrect list in Inventory tab.

              6 votes
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              • [Cluster] [CAU] Cluster-aware updating hotfixPlugin Support

                Please add support for CauPluginName Microsoft.Hotfix.Plugin to allow for other updates like drivers, firmware and BIOS to be installed from WAC Updates just as you can from CAU.

                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/failover-clustering/cluster-aware-updating-plug-ins#BKMK_HFP

                10 votes
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                • Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) usage Dashboard on a Failover Cluster Hyper-V

                  Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) usage Dashboard on a Failover Cluster Hyper-V
                  Display Total Size and Free Size overview all CSV's

                  2 votes
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                  • [BUG] Cluster Network Adapter Missing

                    In Windows Admin Center for HCI, whenever I reboot a cluster node, the remaining nodes will report a warning that says "The server 'servername' has missing network adapter(s) connected to cluster network 'Cluster Network 1'."

                    This warning will clear node by node during a reboot. But once I reboot again, the warning will come back until another complete cluster reboot.

                    2 votes
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                    • [Bug] [Add machine] allow underscore _ when manually adding a server

                      When adding a server with underscore in name, gui responds 'Server name name may only include alphanumeric characters, dot, and dash'. you can import names from txt file w/underscore with no issues.

                      14 votes
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                      • [Cluster] Support for Converged Architecture

                        Support for Hyper-V and SOFS on two different clusters.

                        6 votes
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                        • [BUG] Can't verify whether "cluster_name" is online

                          trying to add my HCI cluster to windows admin center and get "Can't verify whether "my_cluster_name" is online" error message

                          7 votes
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                          • [bug] [Virtual Machines] VM marked not clustered

                            Some VMs are marked as non-clustered whereas they are

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                            • Bug in SDDC management cluster resource registration

                              Admin Center error "Unable to create 'SDDC Management" cluster resource'
                              All Servers are build 14393.2214 GERMAN
                              Server logs error:
                              PowerShell-Cmdlet "Add-ClusterResource" für Failovercluster: Fehler beim Öffnen der Clusterrolle "Cluster Group".

                              So this may be a language issue...
                              How can I create the resource manually?

                              1 vote
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                                This is fixed in Windows Admin Center Preview v1806.

                                In v1804, this workaround should resolve the issue:

                                Run Add-ClusterResource -Name ‘SDDC Management’ -Group ‘Cluster Group’ -ResourceType ‘SDDC Management’ replacing ‘Cluster Group’ with the localized name, for example, ‘Group du cluster’ in French.

                              • [Cluster] Failover Cluster Manager will not check node Powershell version

                                Unable to fetch the cluster nodes. Error: RemoteException: Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Version'. The "5.0" argument does not contain a valid Windows PowerShell version. Supply a valid version number and then try the command again.

                                4 votes
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                                • [Bug] [Cluster] Errors when one node of Failover Cluster is Down

                                  When one of FailoverCluster nodes offline for a long time (planned or not), on Virtual Machines tab of Failover Cluster shown no information about VMs (only some Events).

                                  Also error shown: RemoteExcaption: Excaption calling "GetHostEntry" with "1" arguments(s): "No such host is known".

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                                  • [Cluster] Full CSV management cycle in one place

                                    Now, you can's initialize new disk for cluster using FCM. You must use either MMC, or RSAT Server Manager (SM) or PoSh.
                                    You can't add initialized disk to cluster-available using MMC.
                                    You can't create volume on cluster-storage using FCM.
                                    You can't re-format available disk using FCM.
                                    You can't remove volume using FCM.
                                    You can choose all dedup options only using PoSh.
                                    You can do CSV-repair only using PoSh.

                                    You can't do almost anything using Honolulu 1802. Please, add full management. Please, do it before adding S2D back to next semi-annual Server Core release.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • [Cluster] CSV Block Cache

                                      I am currently building and running S2D Cluster (4 Nodes) and enabling CSV Block Cache (per Volume assign 10GB), is it possible to see the usage status of CSV Block Cache in Honolulu, and that each VM virtual host benefits from CSV Block Cache in Honolulu.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • [Bug] Admin Center shows only subset of virtual machine roles deployed in a cluster

                                        Admin Center shows only subset of virtual machine roles actually deployed in a cluster in Summary and Inventory section. This is true for both 2012R2 and 2016 Clusters.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • [Cluster] Windows Admin Center - Manage scale-out file server

                                          Add support for managing SOFS cluster inside Windows Admin Center, with ability to create new shares, managing storage pools, monitoring storage usage, alerts, cpu and memory performance.

                                          5 votes
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