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  1. [Cluster] [FCM] 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 Well, MMC FCM is so outdated, than most clustering functionality accessible only thru PowerShell.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.

    19 votes
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  2. [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

    16 votes
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  3. [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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  4. [Cluster] [FCM] 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.

    16 votes
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  5. [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

    12 votes
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  6. [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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  7. Cluster Shared [FCM][Virtual Machines] 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

    4 votes
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  8. [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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  9. [Cluster] Support for Converged Architecture

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

    8 votes
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  10. [FCM] [CSV] Add CSV management in Failover Cluster solution

    Currently it is not possible to add disk to CSV using the Failover Cluster solution. So you have to use Failover Cluster MMC or PowerShell.

    Please add the functionality to manage CSVs in the Failover Cluster solution.

    1 vote
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  11. [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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  12. 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.

  13. [cluster]

    PLEASE can we have folders for grouping group virtual machines? We have several domains with VM's, Each one has a DC called "dc0" - it is difficult to see which is which in FCM. One can add the FQDN of each machine, but that is cumbersome - and doesn't help if the underlying name is different as that is used in backup software. VMware clusters has had folders for over a decade. Why not FCM?

    1 vote
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  14. [Bug] Can't connect ti Hyper-V Converged Cluster

    I've installed Windows Admin Center with high availability following https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/deploy/high-availability.

    I can connect to nodes in the cluster fine through WAC, however when I try to add the cluster it says it can't find the name.

    If I click on one of the nodes it gives the FQDN of the cluster, I click it and it adds it as a connection but when I try to access it, it complains that WINRM couldn't not process the operation.

    I've tried it with two different clusters on our network.

    1 vote
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  15. [Bug] Can't connect to cluster or node running WAC

    Our enviornment is a Hyper-V hyper-converged S2D cluster running Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition.
    WAC has been installed as a high availability deployment option called wac.

    WAC is currently running on node 1 in the cluster.
    When it is on node 1, connecting to node 1 in WAC is really slow and connecting to node 2 in WAC is really fast.

    If I failover WAC to node 2, then connecting to node 1 in WAC is really fast and connecting to node 2 is really slow.

    If I try and add the cluster by it's FQDN it says it cannot…

    1 vote
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  16. [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".

    1 vote
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  17. [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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  18. Unable to import Hyper-Converged clusters in txt list

    I cannot import Hyper-Converged clusters which are in txt file, they are line separated. Add buttorn is greyed out.

    2 votes
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  19. [Cluster] [CSV] 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.

    14 votes
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  20. Clustered HA for WAC

    Settings for Dark Mode, Console Settings, & other various settings should be saved for each user to the WCFS CSV for clustered setups. This way a user can have the same experience regardless of browser or computer used. Currently these settings are saved to local browser and it is a pain for users to resetup their configurations when switching browsers

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