Microsoft Azure Site Recovery: Hyper-V virtual machine replication in Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery provides the ability to replicate virtual machines on Hyper-V towards a specific cloud service for disaster recovery.

By accessing the following link you can see all the details about prerequisites and about supported scenarios for using Azure Site Recovery: http://msdn.microsoft.com/it-it/library/azure/dn469078.aspx

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) allows you to configure two possible scenarios of recovery of VMS through Azure:

  • On-premise to Azure – Replicate Hyper-V virtual machines on-premise, localized Cloud of Virtual Machine Manager, towards the Azure storage. IC738195

Necessary steps for implementing:

  1. Creating and configuring a Site Recovery Azure vault – Creating a vault, upload certificate required and specific recovery vault key.
  2. Install the Azure Site Recovery Provider – Hyper-V Recovery Manager agent on the VMM server and server registration in the vault.
  3. Agent Azure Installallazione Recovery Service "– Agent installation Azure Recovery Service on each Hyper-V exists in the cloud of VMM that you want to protect.
  4. Configure security settings for VMM cloud – Specify the security settings for the cloud, including: settings in the source and target, recovery point and snapshot, and initial replication settings.
  5. Configuring the network mapping – Creation of the mapping between the VM network on the VMM server source and target network of Azure.
  6. Enable security for virtual machines
  7. Creating and customizing recovery plans — Creating and customizing recovery plans that specify how to group virtual machines and how to handle failover.
  • On-premise to on-premise – The virtual machines of Hyper-V hosts are replicated from a cloud of VMM on-premises located in a site to another cloud of VMM in another site on-premise. Azure Site Recovery is the orchestrator of this replication process.


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Necessary steps for implementing:

  1. Creating and configuring a Site Recovery Azure vault – Creating a vault, upload certificate required and specific recovery vault key.
  2. Install the Azure Site Recovery Provider – Hyper-V Recovery Manager agent on the VMM server and registering servers in the vault.
  3. Configure security settings for VMM cloudSpecify security settings for the cloud, including: settings in the source and target, recovery point and snapshots, and initial replication settings.
  4. Configuring the network mapping – Creating the mapping between the VM network on the VMM server source and target VM network.
  5. Storage mapping configuration – Creating the mapping between the VMM server storage source and target classification.
  6. Enable security for virtual machines – Enable security for virtual machines in VMM cloud.
  7. Creating and customizing recovery plans — Creating and customizing groups of virtual machines to manage failover and recovery process.

Azure Site Recovery offers several benefits, including:

  • An effective method to provide the protection and recovery of different Hyper-V virtual machines managed by Virtual Machine Manager.
  • A single and simplified management interface for the protection and recovery of different data centers managed by VMM.
  • The ability to automate the protection and recovery of virtual machines, creating recovery plans to automate failover of VMM-specific cloud.
  • In reply to Azure storage scalability.
  • A simple test infrastructure to validate the effectiveness of their recovery plans without any impact on production environment.
  • Easy consultation of the global state of Azure Site Recovery using the Dashboard and Job tab.

For more details about Microsoft Azure Site Recovery, I refer you to the section on Microsoft Azure Portal: HTTPS://azure.microsoft.com/it-it/services/site-recovery/

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