Site Recovery

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Manager helps you automate protection and orchestrate recovery for your private clouds. In case of a disaster, users can initiate a recovery plan failover that can recover the virtual machines on the target site in orderly manner.

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  1. Support for offline replication data transfer from on premise to Azure

    A feature that enables to faster, effective & secure export of large number of virtual machine replication storage using an external storage device and ship it to Azure for import.

    383 votes
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      30 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Automatically replicate the new disk

      Currently ASR after enabling protection for a virtual machine any new disks that are added to the virtual machine doesn't get replicated.

      This feature request is to support for a protected virtual machine to automatically replicate new disk.

      323 votes
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        started  ·  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Azure Support for Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC)

        Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) is a state of the art HA technology for on premise world. It would be great to have support on Windows Azure, and specially to have support for SHARE DISKS. By supporting WSFC, Windows Azure would be the first IaaS platform that supports application HA!!

        210 votes
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          12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          under review  ·  ruturajd responded

          We are working to understand the requirements of this feature and deliver it. If you have any scenarios or examples that might help us take a decision kindly give a detailed comment below.

        • UEFI support for replicated VMs

          Currently ASR does not allow for VMs with UEFI boot volumes to replicate. This has put our deployment to a halt because of this fact. I would like to see future versions support UEFI volumes.

          171 votes
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            started  ·  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Initial Seeding support for ASR

            We need the ability to seed ASR. Customer's who have terabytes of data on-premises and don't have a huge upload pipe need this ability. I'd like to be able to kick off the ASR job onto something like the Azure Data Box, and ship it to Azure to import the jobs. Then we can do normal deltas with ASR into Azure.

            158 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ASR to keep track of VM changes in target region

              Issue:
              VM selection logic to auto-select the VM size for failover does not automatically change when there is any change (like decommissioning of VMsize selected during protection) on target region.
              Even when we manually change the Vmsize under compute and Network it shows all available and unavailable VMsizes for selections
              For the VM Size selections available not warning or details is available with the billing implications for the same

              Requirement:
              Need a feature where there is a cycle of check done for the auto selected VM Size to see if they are available on target region and run the logic…

              157 votes
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              • Azure Site Recovery (ASR) in Azure Stack

                To provide a DR and Migration scenario to Azure Stack or from one Azure Stack (region) to another. Just like Azure.

                152 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Replicate NSG - via ASR

                  Allow replication of NSG and replication or NSG rules between two NSG in Azure regions for DR.

                  106 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please increase maximum retention to 5 days or more.

                    Please consider the following scenario:

                    A client in the UK gets a ransomware attack on Friday 30th March. The business is closed on Friday 30th (bank Holiday), Sat-Sun (weekend) and Monday 2nd (bank holiday). The IT Team return on Tuesday morning to find that the 24 hour of retention point are also all encrypted by the ransomware attack. If the client was only using premium storage then this would be the case even even there was not an extended bank holiday weekend. Microsoft must trust their partners who engage with real customers and deal with real scenarios in the real…

                    84 votes
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                    • Support long term retention or Backup integration

                      When using Azure Site Recovery from an on-prem Hyper-V host (without VMM/DPM), storing 24 hours of snapshots doesn't met business requirements for Backup.

                      Problem
                      Azure Backup and ASR can't protect the same workload (and Azure Backup doesn't protect on premise VM's)

                      Solution(s):
                      Allow ASR to store long term retention
                      or
                      Implement an integration into Azure Backup.

                      Notes: Given Azure backup DOES support backing up Azure VM's - if there was a way to schedule a backup of a test ASR VM that might work (as long as the test VM only spun up just long enough for the backup -…

                      74 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        under review  ·  ruturajd responded

                        Interesting requirements. We are reviewing this. Will reach out to you for more details. Please use the comments to give more examples.

                      • Support for multiple IP's on NIC

                        Support for multiple IP's on NIC using ASR.

                        62 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support for Linux VMs on Hyper-V with a static IP address

                          The current version of ASR will protect a Generation 1 VM running Linux, but if the guest operating system is using a static IP address (more than likely if it's a server) then when the protected VM is failed over in to Azure, the network interface is not reconfigured to support the DHCP requirements for the Azure Resource Manager Network Interface.

                          This has the effect that the VM's networking stack never initialises properly and the failover cannot complete successfully.

                          From the same environment, a VM running Windows with a static IP is reconfigured correctly during the failover process and the…

                          52 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Reporting for ASR

                            It would be very useful to be able to generate a monthly report on the warnings and failures etc.. that ASR generates.

                            Number of critical alerts
                            Alerts by server
                            Alerts by type

                            Number of warnings
                            Warnings by server
                            Warning by type

                            If possible, a (probable) reason for each alert
                            1. The RPO being breached. (We set our RPO to a value less than agreed for the project so that we can flag any issues before they breach the actual RPO)
                            2. Network/Connectivity/Maintenance (Updates/hardware replacment/failures)
                            3. Disk resize.
                            4. Replication services stopping/not starting correctly
                            5. Conflicts during periods of high activity

                            48 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Failback from Azure to VMware without a backup of the original Configuration Server

                              After replicating VMware to Azure using Azure Site Recovery, it should not be necessary to require a backup of the original Configuration Server prior to a disaster event occurring on premise. If in the event of a disaster, we failover our VMs to Azure, and then recover a new VMware site from scratch, we think we should be able to failback directly from Azure to the new on-premises VMware site. We think it is redundant to require a second, configuration, server just for the purpose of recreating our on premise deployments.

                              47 votes
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                              • ASR support for Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS OS

                                When will be available?

                                38 votes
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                                  planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to define subnet & IP address for Test Failovers

                                  Test failover is an important tool to ensure that all VM configuration is done properly. It is a dress rehearsal for real DR. We need the identical features for Test failover as we do for planned/unplanned failover. However as of now we can only select VNET for TFO while we can select subnet and even define IP for a VM for planned/unplanned failover. Similarly we should be able to define recovery point.

                                  37 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Restore ASR ability to replicate to unmanaged disks

                                    As of 4 March 2019 ASR supported replication to unmanaged disks from on-prem hyper-v and VMWare VMs to Azure. This feature has been removed on 5 March 2019 (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/updates/protect-vms-azure-managed-disks/). Please resore ASP ability to replicate to unmanged disks.

                                    37 votes
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                                    • Restore back to Physical Machine

                                      At present a Physical Machine can Failover to Azure, which is great.

                                      However, when you restore your Physical Instance, Azure will not restore to the Physical Machine, only to a VMware Cluster.

                                      For businesses that to not have virtualization infrastructure this makes the solution pointless, and a inconvenience.

                                      If MS/Azure could investigate restoring back to the physical machine that would be beneficial for SME's and would see a huge uptake in this.

                                      27 votes
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                                        unplanned  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support for Debian 9

                                        Please add support for Debian version 9. This version have been release since june 2017

                                        27 votes
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                                          planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow access to preserve D:\ Drive during migration

                                          Problem
                                          1. Azure reserves D:\ for volatile storage
                                          2. It is very common for on-prem server infrastructure to use this drive letter for application installs etc
                                          3. When migrating a machine to Azure, the D:\ drive letter is not preserved
                                          4. Application breaks after migration since it is now located at E:\ instead of D:\

                                          Workaround
                                          Use DISKPART on the source machine to set SAN POLICY=ONLINEALL, Azure will then allocate the next available drive letter for volatile storage, therefore preserving the D:\ assignment.

                                          How to improve the Azure Site Recovery Service
                                          Have this as an option when configuring protection for…

                                          26 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            under review  ·  ruturajd responded

                                            Since Agent is installed only in Vmware scenarios – this is possible only in that. Would that be enough? Please use the comments to let us know
                                            1. Is Manual workaround not enough?
                                            2. When we come back to On-prem – would you expect it to be reset?

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