Replicate Hyper-V virtual machines (without VMM) to Azure

This article provides an overview of the steps required to replicate on-premises Hyper-V virtual machines to Azure, using the Azure Site Recovery in the Azure portal. In this deployment Hyper-V VMs aren't managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

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Step 1: Review architecture and prerequisites

Before you start deployment, review the scenario architecture, and make sure you understand all the components you need to deploy

Go to Step 1: Review the architecture

Step 2: Review prerequisites

Make sure you have the prerequisites in place for each deployment component:

  • Azure prerequisites: You need a Microsoft Azure account, Azure networks, and storage accounts.
  • On-premises Hyper-V prerequisites: Make sure Hyper-V hosts are prepared for Site Recovery deployment.
  • Replicated VMs: VMs you want to replicate need to comply with Azure requirements.

Go to Step 2: Verify prerequisites and limitations

Step 3: Plan capacity

If you're doing a full deployment you need to figure out what replication resources you need. There are a couple of tools available to help you do this. Go to Step 2. If you're doing a quick set up to test the environment you can skip this step.

Go to Step 3: Plan capacity

Step 4: Plan networking

You need to do some network planning to ensure that Azure VMs are connected to networks after failover occurs, and that that they have the right IP addresses.

Go to Step 4: Plan networking

Step 5: Prepare Azure resources

Set up Azure networks and storage before you start. You can do this during deployment, but we recommend you do this before you start.

Go to Step 5: Prepare Azure

Step 6: Prepare Hyper-V

Make sure that Hyper-V servers meet Site Recovery deployment requirements.

Go to Step 6: Prepare Hyper-V

Step 7: Set up a vault

You need to set up a Recovery Services vault to orchestrate and manage replication. When you set up the vault, you specify what you want to replicate, and where you want to replicate it to.

Go to Step 7: Create a vault

Step 8: Configure source and target settings

Set up the source and target that's used for replication. Setting up source settings includes adding Hyper-V hosts to a Hyper-V site, installing the Site Recovery Provider and Recovery Services agent on each Hyper-V host, and registering the site in the Recovery Services vault.

Go to Step 8: Set up the source and target

Step 9: Set up a replication policy

You set up a policy to specify replication settings for Hyper-V VMs in the vault.

Go to Step 9: Set up a replication policy

Step 10: Enable replication

After you have a replication policy in place, After enabling, initial replication of the VM occurs.

Go to Step 10: Enable replication

Step 11: Run a test failover

After initial replication finishes, and delta replication is running, you can run a test failover to make sure everything works as expected.

Go to Step 11: Run a test failover