In this lesson you can learn how to prepare the on-premises environment to protect Hyper-V virtual machines using Azure Site Recovery, including setting the protection goal and preparing the source and target.
- [Instructor] We are now ready to go ahead and prepare the target, and the target is Azure. We have already created the storage account and network. We did that a couple of lessons ago. If you didn't configure it then, you could do it now. Our first step in preparing our target is to select our Azure subscription and our failover deployment model. Most of you should be using the Azure resource manager at this point in time. If you are using the classic portal still, I'd highly recommend you look at moving your resources to the resource manager.
Step two is to ensure that we have at least one compatible Azure storage account, and we do. Step three is to ensure that we have at least one compatible Azure virtual network, and again, we set these up in the previous lesson. I can go ahead and click OK. Step five is to prepare our replication settings. The first thing we need to do is associate our Hyper-V server with the replication policy. You'll notice here, I already have a policy in place, but I'd like to go ahead and create a new one.
I'm going to go ahead, click on Create and Associate. You're going to enter in your policy name. I'm going to call mine RepPolicy, not very creative. Again, you'll want to name these appropriately. The next thing we can choose from is our copy frequency. We have 30 seconds, five minutes, and 15 minutes. You can go ahead and pick 15 minutes if you wish, but that time will be deprecated, and all of your 15 minute replications will then be changed to five minutes.
For our purposes I'm going to go ahead and use 15 minutes. Next, you can go ahead and select a recovery point retention time in hours. In this case we're going to do it for two hours, as well as the app consistent snapshot frequency. Again, this is in hours. I'm going to leave the one. You can start the replication immediately, or you can set it to start a little bit later. That's all you need to do. Click OK. That policy will now be created. Once the policy has been created, then it'll need to be associated with your Hyper-V site.
That's what's happening now. This will take a few moments. Once your replication policy has been associated, you can go ahead and click OK. And that is it for preparing our on premise infrastructure. It wasn't that hard, and it only took a few minutes. In the next lesson, we're going to go ahead and enable replication.
- 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