Interesting requirements. We are reviewing this. Will reach out to you for more details. Please use the comments to give more examples.
We'd like to get rid of on-prem backup infrastructure (currently DPM server and tape library). Moving to Azure Backup still requires local disks, but if backup would build on ASR data then no local backup disks are required any more.
I installed SSQM 18.0 on a Windows Server 2016 and also only get the splash screen, but nothing appears after that.
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The status of this item has been moved back to Under Review. We initially planned to move to VHDX support as part of our support for HyperV Gen2 VMs, but we ended up using the VHD format for Gen2 VMs as well. Some aspects of the Azure Infrastructure do not cleanly support VHDX OS or data disks. So this feature is dependent on some of these internal services being updated which is an ongoing process.
We want to implement Azure site recovery, but have over 50 servers that are Generation 2 with GPT boot disk. That does not seem to work for Azure site recovery which essentially makes it unusable for us.