Measuring Replication Health in a cluster

As part of running a mini-scale run in my lab, I had to frequently monitor the replication health and also note down the replication statistics. The statistics is available by by right clicking on the VM (in the Hyper-V Manager or Failover Cluster Manager) and choosing the Replication submenu and clicking on the View Replication… Read more

Using data deduplication with Hyper-V Replica for storage savings

Protection of data has always been a priority for customers, and disaster recovery allows the protection of data with better restore times and lower data loss at the time of failover. However, as with all protection strategies, additional storage is a cost that needs to be incurred. With storage usage growing exponentially, a strategy is… Read more

Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2

Continuing from my previous post Monitoring Hyper-V Replica using Systems Center Operations Manager, in this blog post I will walk through some of the things to be taken care of while using System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 for monitoring Windows Server 2012 R2 hosts. If you haven’t read previous blog, I request you go… Read more

Hyper-V Replica: Extend Replication

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 to keep my second DR site in the same campus or a few miles away while I want to keep my third copy… Read more

Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V Replica

The TechNet article provides detailed guidance on migrating Hyper-V VMs from a Windows Server 2012 deployment to a Windows Server 2012 R2 deployment. calls out the various VM migration techniques which are available as part of upgrading your deployment. The section titled “Hyper-V Replica” calls out further guidance for deployments which have replicating… Read more