In this video you can learn how to configure Azure in preparation for Azure Site Recovery, including creating the Recovery Services vault, networking, and storage.
- [Instructor] Now that we've prepped Azure for the replicated virtual machines, it's now time to prepare our on-premise environment. And I'll be demonstrating configuring ASR to protect our Hyper-V Virtual Machines. We are currently viewing my on-premise server, which is running Server 2016, and I've already logged into Azure, and I'm already in the recovery services vault that we created in the last lesson. Our next step is to prepare our infrastructure, and you will find this under getting started, site recovery, and then simply selecting prepare infrastructure.
And you'll notice that we have five steps here. We're going to break this down into two videos. The first three steps will be in this lesson and the next lesson will contain steps four and five. Let's start working through these. Our first step is to select our protection goal. And in this example, we are going to say that our machine is on premise. We want to replicate to Azure, but you'll notice that we do have the option to replicate to a recovery site. So you don't always have to use Azure Site Recovery to replicate to Azure.
In this example we are. Next we have to indicate how our virtual machines are virtualized. In this case we're using Hyper-V, and because I'm using Hyper-V I now have to answer the question, are these servers being managed by system center VMM, or Virtual Machine Manager. In our example the answer is no. You can go ahead and click OK. Step two allows us to download and run the deployment planning guide. Now I would highly recommend that you download this deployment planner if you're new to ASR, as it will help you estimate bandwidth and storage.
We're going to go ahead here and say I'll do it later and go ahead and click OK. Next we have to prepare our source. And you'll notice here that I already have a Hyper-V Site already selected. And this is from a site that I've been testing with for ASR. I'm going to go ahead and create a brand new Hyper-V Site for our demonstration. I'm going to click on Hyper-V Site. And I'm just going to name it Hyper-V VM.
That'll take a few moments. We'll go ahead and select that, and you'll notice immediately in step two we have zero servers found, and that's because we haven't actually added the Hyper-V Servers as of yet. To do so I'm going to go ahead and click on Hyper-V Server. And you'll notice we now have several steps that we have to complete, and this is going to be very similar to what we did in the Azure backup. We'll need to go ahead and download the installer, and then register the server with the vault.
We'll start with step one. We have to make sure the host is running Server 2012 and above, as we are. We're running Server 2016, 2012 R2 is the minimum that you can use with Azure Site Recovery. If you were using proxy servers you'd have to ensure that the service URLs were accessible, and there is a list on the Azure website that details all of the service URLs that you need to have access to. Next we need to download the installer. So I'm simply going to click download. And that will start to download for us.
As that's downloading, I'm also going to go ahead and download the vault registration key as we will need this when we run the installer. Now that everything's downloaded let's go ahead and run the installer. If you have a security warning go ahead and click run. And this is a very quick setup. The first thing we need to do is either turn on or off Microsoft Update.
I'm going to go with on as that is best practice. Go ahead and click next. Now we need to select our install location. I'm going to leave it as is. And click install. Our next step is to register the server, and that's why we needed the vault key. I'm going to go ahead, click on register. I need to browse for that key. In my case, it will be in downloads. Go ahead and click next. If we were running behind a proxy server then we would need to select the second option here.
Connect to Azure Site Recovery using a proxy server, and you'd need to fill in the appropriate information. We are not so I can go ahead and directly connect. And go ahead click next. That process can take several minutes, so you'll need some patience. Once the server is registered with the Azure Site Recovery vault you can go ahead and click finish. Now you will notice that step two still indicates that zero Hyper-V Servers have been added, and I can tell you there are two virtual machines sitting on that Hyper-V Server.
You will also notice that it very clearly states that it can take 15 to 30 minutes for those servers to be found. So this would be a good time, if you are following along in real time, to go grab some lunch or your favorite beverage. It did take what 20 minutes for my Hyper-V Server to be added. And I did have to refresh the page in order to see it. So keep that in mind. That's all you need to do for prepare with the exception of clicking OK. In the next lesson we're going to go ahead and prepare our target and the replication settings.
- 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