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. ASR to support VMware to Hyper-V protection/migration

    The ASR support for VMware to Hyper-V protection/migration scenario is under roadmap for a while now. Enterprise customers and hosting partners are requesting this scenario since Microsoft acquired InMage. Like in the VMware-to-Azure scenario, a near zero downtime protection/migration can be achieved using the same InMage Scout technology.

    Customers and partners are requesting a Microsoft owned solution for VMware to Hyper-V migration and ASR is the perfect solution for this.

    552 votes
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      22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for exisiting extended replication

      Currently Extended replication is unsupported for Azure site recovery. Site recovery should fully support all features of server 2012 R2 hypervisors including extended replication.

      337 votes
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        28 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for the feedbacks. Ensure that the experience requirements are mentioned in the comments. We have started looking into this.
        Kindly email asgang at Microsoft dot com so that as part of the early feature gathering – we can discuss and understand the key requirements.

      • 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.

        327 votes
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          24 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.

          237 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Few requirements have come up around disks – addition of disks and removal of disks from already protected virtual machines. We are working to enable this support.

          • 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!!

            202 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              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.

              142 votes
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                10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                123 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.

                  82 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
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                    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 -…

                    65 votes
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                    • Need a way to estimate in advance the replication duration, Azure side cost and network bandwidth requirements

                      Need a way to estimate in advance the replication duration, Azure side cost for a given network bandwidth and select virtual machines / workloads for DR to Azure.
                      A tool (or Sizing Calculator) if available is good to run and get an estimate on cost and time taken to perform replication of workloads onto Azure based on certain input parameters - network bandwidth available, list of workloads to be migrated to Azure, etc.,

                      65 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  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…

                        51 votes
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                        • Support GNU/Linux LVM root-partition spanning over more than one physical disk

                          Support LVM root / volume spanning over more than one physical disk eg. /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb1 exist in the VolumeGroup vgRoot, this is not supported when using ASR.

                          As you can see in the attached image, server ran out of disk on /dev/sda2 which is why we extended vgRoot with another disk.

                          Thank you in advance.

                          51 votes
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                          • SCOM Management pack

                            Need a SCOM management pack for Azure Site Recovery to monitor the health and to receive email notifications for critical alerts.

                            51 votes
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                            • Add endpoints in the VM Protection Properties - Enterprise to Azure

                              When VMs or physical servers are failed over to Azure, no endpoints are open by default. While endpoints can be opened by Azure Automation workflows, it would be more user friendly to offer the opportunity to enter endpoints to open on the VM configuration properties screen where the VM Size and vNet are set.

                              50 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Currently this is possible using scripts. Let us know in the comments section if scripts is not enough and Why. We are reviewing the requirements and will address it as part of our backlog. Any more examples would be useful.

                              • Azure VM Backup (Recovery Services vault) Support for 4TB disks

                                Now Azure VM Backup only supports VM attached with <1TB Disks.

                                Hence 4TB disk available in Azure, so required Azure VM backup support >1TB disk as well.

                                46 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  45 votes
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                                  • Support for multiple IP's on NIC

                                    Support for multiple IP's on NIC using ASR.

                                    40 votes
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                                    • Provide capability to create one or more Dev-Test environments

                                      Create one ore more Dev-Test environments by failing over the replicated VMs and let them always run. Unlike a Test Failover, ASR would never cleanup this environment

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                                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi all. This is a important functionality we are looking forward to enable. Kindly give your example use cases and and any specific requirements. Please update them in the comments.

                                      • 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

                                        34 votes
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                                        • Allow VMM 2012 upgrade without redeploy/resync

                                          At the moment ASR cannot be upgraded when integrated with VMM and want to upgrade from VMM2012 to VMM2016. This is unworkable if we have many VMs that all need to resync. It's also unacceptable because during resync we cannot failover our protected items thus we are unprotected for disaster.

                                          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/vmm/upgrade?view=sc-vmm-2016

                                          33 votes
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