Hyper-V Replica debugging: Why are very large log files generated?

Quite a few customers have reached out to us with this question, and you can even see a few posts around this on the TechNet Forums. The query comes in various forms: “My log file size was in the MBs and sometime at night it went into the GBs – what happened?” “I have huge… Read more

Improvements in recovery history

Hyper-V replica has always had the capability to maintain multiple recovery points. In this blog post we’ll delve into “undo logs” – a brand new way for storing recovery points introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2 and how it benefits Hyper-V Replica customers. Snapshot based recovery history In Windows Server 2012, we supported recovery history… Read more

Update: Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica

In May 2013, we released the first version of the Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica on Windows Server 2012. It allowed administrators to plan their Hyper-V Replica deployments based on the workload, storage, network, and server characteristics. While it is always possible to monitor every single perfmon counter to make an informed decision, a readymade… Read more

Network Recommendations for a Hyper-V Cluster in Windows Server 2012

We recently published a TechNet document http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn550728.aspx which provides guidance on configuring your network for a Hyper-V Cluster in Windows Server 2012. A snip of the summary from the document: Windows Server 2012 supports the concept of converged networking, where different types of network traffic share the same Ethernet network infrastructure. In previous versions of… Read more

GA of Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM)

We are excited to announce the General Availability of Hyper-V Recovery Manager or HRM for short. HRM is an Azure hosted service which orchestrates the protection and recovery of virtual machines in your datacenter. Hyper-V Replica replicates your virtual machines from your primary datacenter to your secondary datacenter. To re-emphasize, your VMs are not replicated… Read more

Linux Integration Services 3.5 Announcement

We are pleased to announce the release of Linux Integration Services version (LIS) 3.5. As part of this release not only have we included several awesome features much desired by our customers but we have also expanded our distribution support to include Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.6. This release… Read more