ASR Now Supports NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft Azure

This week at Ignite 2015 in Chicago, Microsoft and NetApp will showcase how customers can simplify disaster recovery for Hyper-V workloads without investing in a secondary datacenter. Together, we will demo how Azure Site Recovery (ASR) can replicate and recover a SAN-based on-premises application to Azure compute with NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Microsoft Azure. Enterprise customers… Read more

Best practices for migrating a datacenter from VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V

~ Giuseppe Di Federico I’ve had the opportunity to assist many customers who wanted to migrate their infrastructure from VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V so I wanted to take a minute to highlight some of the best practices I learned along the way. Customers decide to migrate to Hyper-V for many reasons, including the fact that… Read more

Enterprise-Grade Array-Based Replication and Disaster Recovery with ASR and System Center – Now Generally Available!

Today’s GA announcement delivers on a widely requested enhancement from our Enterprise customers – the ability to leverage replication capabilities of existing Storage Area Network (SAN) Arrays to enable high performance synchronous and asynchronous replication across on-premises Hyper-V Sites. With System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Azure Site Recovery, our customers can get seamless… Read more

Monitoring Azure Site Recovery

In this blog post I will cover the monitoring capabilities of Azure Site Recovery. Specifically, we will answer the following questions: How do I monitor the replication health of my protected virtual machines? How do I check the status of my Jobs? How do I monitor my virtual machines once they are failed over to… Read more

Announcing the GA of Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery

I am excited to announce the GA of the Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery. In addition to enabling replication to and recovery in Microsoft Azure, ASR enables automated protection of VMs, remote health monitoring, no-impact recovery plan testing, and single click orchestrated recovery – all backed by an enterprise-grade SLA. The DR to Azure… Read more

Hyper-V Capability Profile No Longer a Requirement to Configure Clouds in HRM

One of the key design principles that we focused on when developing the Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM) disaster recovery service was a Service-Oriented Extensible Architecture. Combining this service-oriented approach with a close attention on telemetry data after each release gives us the opportunity to enable new scenarios for continuous service improvement, and quickly… Read more

Free tool to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V based virtual machines and disks

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V®-based virtual machines and disks. MVMC provides the following features: Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts including Hyper-V on Windows… Read more

KB: How to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one covers how to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. ===== Summary This article covers how to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. Common errors that are logged in the… Read more

KB: Assigning NetApp Storage to a Hyper-V Cluster fails with Error 26184 in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where an Operations Manager AD Replication Monitor generates an "Invalid Script Parameter Configuration" error message. ===== Symptoms You are able to successfully add NetApp storage to System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and create the LUN’s but when trying to… Read more

KB: How to reinstall the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager agent on a host with services deployed

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one describes an event you may see when deleting a Favorite in AVIcode or System Center 2012 Operations Manager. ===== Symptoms Scenario: A Hyper-V host is managed by System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and it is hosting service templates. You want to reinstall the… Read more