Windows server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Extended replica

In Windows server 2012 R2 we can find a new DR functionality – extended hyper-v replica. In Windows server 2012 Hyper-V – replica was introduced – but some parameters were not as flexible as they are in a 2012 R2 preview. There was also possiblity to make hyper-v replica only to one location – so virtual machine that was running on one host was replicated only to an additional hyper-v host. Now you are able to do so called extended replication. It means that you are now able to replicate from location 1 to location 2 and from location 2 to location 3. So it is not possible to send replicas directly from a first hyper-v host to two others but from first to second and from second to third.

To see how it works you can check this video: http://screencast.com/t/8ZdQwdh3CM

2 Responses to “Windows server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Extended replica”

  1. Miha Pecnik says:

    Great feature nobdoubt, esp. when combined with HNV. Have you by any chance had the time to play with the new Gateways that come out of the bix?

  2. manojlovicl says:

    Miha – I did not try that feature – but I am preparing just now a lab to test that one and VMM 2012 R2

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