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Azure Site Recovery adds InMage Scout to Its Portfolio for Any Virtual and Physical Workload Disaster Recovery

First published on TECHNET on Jul 17, 2014 Azure Site Recovery with Hyper-V Replica already supports the ability to set up disaster recovery between your two Windows Server 2012+ Hyper-V data centers, or between your Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V ... continue reading
Using an existing VM for initial replication in Hyper-V Replica

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 ... continue reading
Monitoring Hyper-V Replica using System Center Operations Manager

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 ... continue reading
Replicating fixed disks to dynamic disks in Hyper-V Replica

Replicating fixed disks to dynamic disks in Hyper-V Replica

First published on TECHNET on Sep 24, 2013 A recent conversation with a hosting provider using Hyper-V Replica brought an interesting question to the fore. The hosting provider’s services were aimed primarily towards Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs), with one ... continue reading
Hyper-V Replica BPA Rules

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 ... continue reading
Replica Clusters behind a NAT

Replica Clusters behind a NAT

First published on TECHNET on Oct 10, 2013 When a Hyper-V Replica Broker is configured in your DR site to accept replication traffic, Hyper-V along with Failover Clustering intelligently percolates these settings to all the nodes of the clusters. A ... continue reading
What’s new in Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012 R2

What’s new in Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012 R2

First published on TECHNET on Oct 22, 2013 18th October 2013 marked the General Availability of Windows Server 2012 R2. The teams have accomplished an amazing set of features in this short release cycle and Brad’s post @ http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2013/10/18/today-is-the-ga-for-the-cloud-os.aspx captures ... continue reading
Online resize of virtual disks attached to replicating virtual machines

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 ... continue reading

Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V Replica

First published on TECHNET on Dec 02, 2013 The TechNet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn486799.aspx provides detailed guidance on migrating Hyper-V VMs from a Windows Server 2012 deployment to a Windows Server 2012 R2 deployment. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn486792.aspx calls out the various VM migration techniques ... continue reading
Hyper-V Replica: Extend Replication

Hyper-V Replica: Extend Replication

First published on TECHNET on Dec 09, 2013 With Hyper-V Extend Replication feature in Windows Server 2012 R2, customers can have multiple copies of data to protect them from different outage scenarios. For example, as a customer I might choose ... continue reading