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  1. Fail over Cluster Manager

    If we can have a new column that displays free disk space under the Disks node in Fail over cluster manager.

    2 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Automatic consistent naming of CSV object and ClusterStorage path

      When you rename a CSV object for descriptive purposes, it should plumb that name all the way down automatically to the file system at c:\ClusterStorage\Volume1 and change the corresponding volume name to match the name of the CSV. This is important because you could have many CSV with different I/O patterns in S2D cluster. And knowing which folder to create the VHDX file in for I/O purposes is important because we have to specify a path in the new-vhd command.

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow for Powershell Generic Script Resources on WSFC

        Please build Powershell support for WSFC generic script resources. VBS is no longer a viable, nor easy way to program these. Shouldn't be too hard :)

        8 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Management Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Node fairness requires customizable time interval

          Currently, the interval for “AutoBalancing” with "Node Fairness" is non-configurable and will happen every 30 minutes.

          I would like to see a way to customize the time interval and also provide a way to (manualy) invoke the balancing mechanism.

          7 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Telemetry Catch all service Windows server 2016

            As Telemetry is important to Microsoft and not all servers are connected to the internet. Handy would be if there is a catch all services like the old days. With WER Windows Error Reporting and Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program redirect all info to a catch all server log this in a DB and change company name and then send to Microsoft.

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Management Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Cluster Aware Updates ignore Daylight Savings Time

              On Server 2012 R2 CAU scheduling "moved" one hour when Europe switched to Daylight Savings time (or rather CAU scheduling ignored DST). This impacted planned maintenance windows and had to be manually adjusted.

              Possible useful fix: Default all scheduling to UTC.

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  CAU  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • rolling upgrade support for 2008 r2 cluster

                I seen that there will be a rolling upgrade feature with 2016 that will support upgrading a windows 2012 r2 cluster to 2016 with no downtime. Could this functionality be extended to include upgrades from 2008 r2 clusters?

                1 vote
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                  1 comment  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  Validation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a UI for Anti-Affinity ClassNames (AACN)

                    We are missing a simple UI from the Failover Cluster Manager console to identify VMs that should not be hosted on the same cluster node. Preferably with a drop-down (of existing AACN) to avoid typo’s when entering AACN. I consider this basic functionality which should be exposed in the UI.

                    4 votes
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                    • Windows Containers cluster options

                      Add an column or place in the Summary a tag this VM has xx Containers. So you can take care of this VM when doing a failover/LM or set special options. Like the replication column

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Management Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Cluster Patchmanagement

                        i think its a good wish to create intelligence for Patchmanagement for Cluster Ressources. Example Hyper-V Hosts.
                        If you have 4 or 5 Hosts with a specified Patchlevel. And if you want to add a new Host to Cluster. You must activate CAU or something else. CAU checks all Host and every Host must go to Maintanance Mode. I think its better when Host will check if updates needed then put Host in MT. If not leave these Host go to next.
                        So Patchmanagement will be fasterMode. I think its better when Host will check if updates needed then put…

                        5 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  CAU  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create a Hyper-V Cluster without AD

                          It's very important create hyper-v cluster without AD dependencies. For example you could use certificates to validate each node (like Hyper-V Replica between two hosts in workgroup)

                          129 votes
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                            15 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cluster Validation should keep CSV disks online

                            Cluster Validation should keep CSV disks online somehow - there should be a way for me to run every validation test - including storage - without bringing my Hyper-V workload offline. I like the Scale Out File Server but I want validation to work seamlessly when I am only using local CSV.

                            16 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make CAU not just Cluster Aware but "Any Microsoft Product" aware

                              CAU is just cluster-aware. When used on a Hyper-V Cluster, it's not aware of Hyper-V Replicas, which will fail on Node-reboot. When used on an Exchange DAG, it's not DAG-aware, causing to reboot the Node bringing an online Database simply offline!. I was totally depressed and disappointed to find that out! CAU should be aware of at least any Microsoft Product running on top of it. Similarly, it could be extended to support RDS-Farms/RDS-Gateway-Farms/RDS-Broker-Farms, etc. If not out of the box, perhaps with a plugin-module-model, which gets installed when CAU gets deployed, evaluating what's running on the Node it gets…

                              18 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  CAU  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Hyper-V Storage clustering

                                It would be great if there would be a option to automate the load balancing of the storage: space load balancing among datastore within a datastore cluster, I/O load balancing and also initial placement for the virtual disks, some thing that Storage DRS does in VMware.

                                13 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Subfolder Cluster Roles with ACL

                                  AS the Cluster Sizes are getting bigger the Roles list are getting longer. And yes you can make Querys for better listing. But with Subfoldering the roles and the option with and Access list on this would be great.

                                  15 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • List if VMs per CSV volume or SMB share

                                    Identify and evacuate VMs on specific volume or smb share in just one click.

                                    17 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • More information in the Failover Cluster Manager

                                      Make the Roles listing bar more flexible with more options, currently there is name,status,owner,but as the measurement is all ready there Why not the used IOPS and other options as the querys but than listed behind the roles information tab

                                      17 votes
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                                      • Storage Spaces Direct should be configurable from Failover Cluster Manager UI

                                        PowerShell and SCVMM management are not sufficient for management - this feature should be 100% configurable from Failover Cluster Manager UI (cluadmin.exe)

                                        36 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Hyperconverged  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow for a more robust configurations

                                          For example:

                                          *) A/A groups.

                                          *) "Not" dependency for resources that should avoid being on the same node.

                                          *) Dependency between clusters or groups.

                                          2 votes
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