Support matrix for disaster recovery of Hyper-V VMs to a secondary site
This article summarizes what's supported when you use the Azure Site Recovery service to replicate Hyper-V VMs managed in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)clouds to a secondary site. If you want to replicate Hyper-V VMs to Azure, review this support matrix.
You can only replicate to a secondary site when your Hyper-V hosts are managed in VMM clouds.
|Windows Server 2012 R2||Servers must be running the latest updates.|
|Windows Server 2016||VMM 2016 clouds with a mixture of Windows Server 2016 and 2012 R2 hosts aren't currently supported.
Deployments that upgraded from System Center 2012 R2 VMM 2012 R2 to System Center 2016 aren't currently supported.
Replicated VM support
The following table summarizes operating system support for machines replicated with Site Recovery. Any workload can be running on the supported operating system.
|Windows version||Hyper-V (with VMM)|
|Windows Server 2016||Any guest operating system supported by Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||Any guest operating system supported by Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2|
Linux machine storage
Only Linux machines with the following storage can be replicated:
- File system (EXT3, ETX4, ReiserFS, XFS).
- Multipath software-device Mapper.
- Volume manager (LVM2).
- Physical servers with HP CCISS controller storage are not supported.
- The ReiserFS file system is supported only on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3.
Network configuration - Host/Guest VM
|Host - NIC teaming||Yes|
|Host - VLAN||Yes|
|Host - IPv4||Yes|
|Host - IPv6||No|
|Guest VM - NIC teaming||No|
|Guest VM - IPv4||Yes|
|Guest VM - IPv6||No|
|Gues VM - Windows/Linux - Static IP address||Yes|
|Guest VM - Multi-NIC||Yes|
Guest or physical server storage
|VHD/VHDX||Yes (up to 16 disks)|
|Gen 2 VM||Yes|
|Shared cluster disk||No|
|Disk > 1 TB||Yes|
|Volume with striped disk > 1 TB
|Hot add/remove disk||No|
|Move vaults across resource groups (within or across subscriptions)||No|
|Move storage, network, Azure VMs across resource groups (within or across subscriptions)||No|
Azure Site Recovery Provider
The Provider coordinates communications between VMM servers.
|5.1.19 (available from portal||Latest features and fixes|