Thank you for your post.
This feature request is under review.
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.
We see many customers who implement 2-node SQL Clusters with FCI and Shared VHDX which cannot be protected with ASR. Fortunately SQL Server 2016 Standard edition allows for SQL AllwaysOn/Availability Groups which is compatible with ASR
In almost every design for customers we use shared VHDX for guest clusters where shared storage is involved. Sometimes customers don't want to pay the premium of SQL Enterprise to benefit from SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and install SQL Server FCI which requires shared storage. File Server guest clusters require shared storage. Shared VHDX is really important for us to be used with ASR
With support for Shared VHDX in Azure this would make WSFC in Azure a great additional service. Customers often do not have Enterprise licenses to make Availability Groups work.
We are looking at options to enable this.
Moved to Azure Backup Forum.
Isn't this already possible? If I'm not mistaken we are already using this.
Just to confirm the request, this is around having the complete SMA experience for tenants, correct? Should tenants be allowed to author their own runbooks? Or are you looking to have the admin provide runbook content for the tenants so that they can run and schedule approved runbooks?
If you could leave that optional, we would have best of both worlds. A controlled offering of tenant runbooks is just as valuable as a tenant controlled use of runbooks. Thanks for responding!
Thank you for your suggestion!
We are planning for Azure Stack as a product to include service health monitoring of this sort.
Thank you for your feedback! We too would love to bring this Azure-consistent functionality on-premise.
We are looking into this capability.
Thank you for your feedback! We are taking this into consideration.
We are reviewing a feature for disaster recovery for VMs. If you have particular ideas about the feature, please share with us here. Note that disaster recovery and backup/recovery are different features.