Windows Server 2012 and the FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 include Hyper-V Replica as a new disaster recovery feature for site-level outages. Hyper-V Replica provides asynchronous host-to-host replication between sites for Virtual Machines.
For more details on implementing and automating disaster recovery with Hyper-V Replica, please see my prior post on this topic HERE.
Planning Network Bandwidth for Hyper-V Replica
By using asynchronous replication across a standard IP network connection between sites, Hyper-V Replica can provide a very quick (within seconds or minutes) Recovery Time Objective ( RTO ). However, when discussing disaster recovery with IT Pros, often times the conversation turns to planning for network bandwidth between sites to meet Recovery Point Objectives ( RPO ). My friend and colleague, Tommy Patterson, has authored a great step-by-step article and a planning tool on his "virtuallycloud9" blog as guidance for determining network bandwidth requirements when using Hyper-V Replica.
Tommy's article covers:
Be sure to check out this great article on Tommy's blog!
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In this article, we walked through examples of the PowerShell 3.0 Cmdlets that you can leverage to easily implement an enterprise disaster recovery solution using Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Replica. To continue your learning, check out these resources next ...
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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
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