Azure Site Recovery for VMware VM´s now GA
Today was not only the day when Office 2016 for Mac was released but also the day when ASR for VMware and Physical was released as GA.
This is some awesome news for companies that want an easy way to create a DR plan and site for their most important systems and not only for those lucky guys that already run Hyper-V and can utilize Hyper-V replica.
I did some evaluations for a presentation about ASR for VMware VM´s when it was in preview and it requires some additional VM´s for management of the replication such as the process server and on the Azure side, Master target and config server. If you like me evaluate this with an MSDN Azure subscription, be sure to shut down the servers on the Azure side when not using it as it otherwise will drain your money 🙂 , that of course should not be done when in production. It uses when protecting Windows workloads the built in VSS to create consistent replicas.
And the supported OS´s are the ones supported in Azure:
- Windows 2008 R2 SP1
- Windows 2012
- Windows 2012 R2
So if you still use Windows 2003 and earlier OS then you need upgrade before utilizing this.