Plan for Azure Site Recovery Deployment with VMM Sites
Updated: December 11, 2014
Deploy Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Manager to replicate and failover virtual machines on Hyper-V host servers that are located in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) clouds. You can set up replication and failover from a source on-premises VMM server to a target on-premises VMM server, or from a source on-premises VMM server to Azure storage. Azure Site Recovery orchestrates the replication, and VMM uses Hyper-V Replica to perform the replication. Hyper-V Replica is a replication mechanism built into Hyper-V from Windows Server 2012 onwards.
On-premises to on-premises replication.
On-premises to Azure replication.
Azure Site Recovery offers a number of business benefits, including:
A cost-effective method of providing protection and recovery services for multiple Hyper-V virtual machines managed by VMM.
A single and simplified management interface for protection and recovery across multiple VMM data centers.
The ability to scale and automate protection and recovery of virtual machines, including the ability to create recovery plans to automate failover and recovery of specific applications and VMM clouds.
The ability to easily scale storage by replicating to Azure.
Automated configuration of replication settings across multiple Hyper-V hosts and clusters.
Automated configuration and protection for data center changes, including adding or removing Hyper-V hosts from VMM clouds.
A simplified testing infrastructure to validate protection and recovery plans without affecting production.
Comprehensive reporting of cloud, host, and virtual machine status.
Prerequisites and support—Verify VMM support, virtual machine requirements, and deployment prerequisites.
Step 1: Sign up for Azure—Get signed up for Azure Site Recovery.
Step 2: Plan the VMM infrastructure—Make sure your VMM infrastructure is configured correctly.
Step 3: Prepare for network mapping—Network mapping ensures that replica virtual machines are optimally connected to networks after failover.
Step 4: Prepare storage—Storage mapping provides granular control over where replica virtual machine hard disks are stored after failover to a secondary VMM site.
Step 5: Prepare for Provider deployment—Prepare prerequisites for Provider installation on VMM servers.