During this lesson you can learn about the different Azure Site Recovery configuration options that can be implemented to protect your environment. Not all scenarios will be demonstrated in this chapter.
- [Instructor] Let's take a moment to explore some of the Azure site recovery scenarios that are possible. We will not be covering all of these scenarios in this course, so please refer to the Azure documentation for the scenarios that we don't cover. First we'll start off where ASR started, a way to replicate your own premise environment to Azure. In this simple scenario, virtual machines from on-site are replicated to Azure and if necessary, you can fail over to Azure. You can also use ASR with virtual machine manager, or VMM.
Using VMM will allow automatic failover if the primary site becomes unavailable. Not only can you use Azure as a recovery site, but you can also use another site. And in this example, ASR becomes the controller. No data is kept in Azure. Please note, you must use virtual machine manager to do so. Not only can you protect Hyper-V virtual machines, you can also protect VMware virtual machines as well as physical machines using ASR.
If your primary site goes down, you can use the resources that are already in Azure. If you do not want to replicate to Azure, you can replicate your VMware and your physical servers to a secondary site. And again, as before, ASR becomes the agent that manages that connection. And that's all it does. No data is stored in Azure. And finally, we now have the ability to replicate Azure virtual machines between regions using ASR.
Not only can we use this for failing over if a region is unavailable, but this is a great option if you need to move your virtual machines and disks to another region. ASR is an incredibly flexible service that allows you to replicate your virtual and physical machines to either Azure or another location.
- Creating a Recovery Services vault for Azure Backup
- Protecting virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Restoring virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Azure Site Recovery scenarios
- Running failover and failback tests
- Replicating an Azure virtual machine