Hyper-V

Technical articles from Microsoft’s Windows Server core team

Hyper-V Replica & Proxy Servers on primary site

First published on TECHNET on Feb 08, 2014 I was tinkering around with my lab setup which consists of a domain, proxy server, primary and replica servers. There are some gotchas when it comes to Hyper-V Replica and proxy servers and I realized that we did not have any posts around this. So here goes. […]

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Hyper-V Replica Certificate based authentication and Proxy servers

First published on TECHNET on Feb 17, 2014 Continuing from where we left off , I have a small lab deployment which consists of a AD, DNS, Proxy server (Forefront TMG 2010 on WS 2008 R2 SP1), primary servers and replica servers. When the primary server is behind the proxy (forward proxy) and when I

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Excluding virtual disks in Hyper-V Replica

First published on TECHNET on May 11, 2014 Since its introduction in Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Replica has provided a way for users to exclude specific virtual disks from being replicated. This option is rarely exercised but can have a significant benefits when used correctly. This blog post covers the disk exclusion scenarios and the

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Application consistent recovery points with Windows Server 2008/2003 guest OS

First published on TECHNET on May 19, 2014 I recently had a conversation with a customer around a very interesting problem, and the insights that were gained there are worth sharing. The issue was about VSS errors popping up in the guest event viewer while Hyper-V Replica reported the successful creation of application-consistent (VSS-based) recovery

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Azure Site Recovery – case of the “network connection failure”

First published on TECHNET on Jul 06, 2014 Luís Caldeira is one of our early adopters who had pinged us with an interesting error. Thanks for reaching out to us Luís and sharing the details of your setup. I am sure this article will come handy to folks who hit this error at some point.

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Using an existing VM for initial replication in Hyper-V Replica

First published on TECHNET on Aug 27, 2013 Hyper-V Replica provides three methods to do initial replication: Send data over the network (Online IR) Send data using external media (OOB IR) Use an existing virtual machine as the initial copy Each option for initial replication has a specific scenario for which it excels. In this

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Monitoring Hyper-V Replica using System Center Operations Manager

First published on TECHNET on Sep 13, 2013 Customers asked us if they can have a monitoring mechanism for Hyper-v Replica in a rainy day scenario. With System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1, customers can now monitor Hyper-V Replica using a Management Pack available for free from the catalogue of SCOM. This blog post will

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Hyper-V Replica BPA Rules

First published on TECHNET on Oct 01, 2013 A frequent question from our customers is on whether there are standard “best practices” when deploying Hyper-V Replica (or any Windows Server role for that matter). These questions come in many avatars – Does the Product Group have any configuration gotchas based on internal testing, is my

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Online resize of virtual disks attached to replicating virtual machines

First published on TECHNET on Nov 14, 2013 In Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V added the ability to resize the virtual disks attached to a running virtual machine without having to shutdown the virtual machine. In this blog post we will talk about how this feature works with Hyper-V Replica, the benefits of this capability,

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