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Monday, November 7, 2011

Test Hyper-V Replica

 

In the last post, we have configure Hyper-V Replica. Now is the time to test the replica before disaster strike. Today we are going to test the replica.

Scenario:-

Original VM (Hyper-V Host 1@ Data Centre A) – Still up and running

Replica VM (Hyper-V Host 2@ Data Centre B) – offline.

In order to test the replica, Hyper-V Host will create a clone of the Replica VM without network card attached. This allow us to boot up the Virtual machine and make sure the VM is working.

Configuration:-

1. Using Replica VM, right click , select Replication and select Test Failover.

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2. Select the recovery point. Here the system will create a clone of Virtual Machine.

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3. A clone VM created with a name “VMName – Test”. When view the NIC setting, it is NOT connected. You can safely boot up the VM

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4. Once finish testing, you can stop the test by right click on the replica VM, select replication and select Stop Test Failover.

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Then the clone VM will be removed from the Hyper-V Host.

Stay Tuned for more Hyper-V Replica article on my next post.

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