Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure – Part 2

  Continuing from the previous blog – check out the recent TechEd NA 2014 talk @ https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DCIM-B322 which includes a cool demo of this product. Love it??? Talk about it, try it and share your comments. Let’s retrace the journey – in Jan 2014, we announced the General Availability of Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM). HRM … Read more

Types of failover operations in Hyper-V Replica–Part III – Unplanned Failover

In the first two parts of this 3-part series, you learnt about Test Failover (TFO) and Planned Failover (PFO). In this closing part of the series, I will talk about unplanned failover and summarize the differences of these 3. 1. What is Unplanned Failover? Unplanned Failover is an operation initiated on the replica VM when… Read more

Types of failover operations in Hyper-V Replica–Part II – Planned Failover

In the first part of this 3-part series, you learnt about Test Failover. In this part, I will talk about the Planned Failover (PFO). 1. What is Planned Failover? PFO is an operation initiated on the primary VM which allows you to do an e2e validation of your recovery plan. PFO requires the VM to… Read more

Types of failover operations in Hyper-V Replica – Part I – Test Failover

If you are wondering “I have enabled replication and it looks like everything is in progress, but how do I know that I am truly protected”, then keep reading the next few posts as we walk you through the various types of failover, how and when to use them and the gotchas in different deployments…. Read more

Hyper-V Replica Powershell Series: Don’t want Replica folder names as GUIDs!

When you enable replication on a virtual machine, the Replica virtual machine files are created under the location specified by you in the Replica server configuration on the Replica side. Under the specified location, the files are created under a folder structure that looks like: The folders are named using GUIDs. Why are GUIDs used… Read more