Configure Hyper-V Replica Broker in a Failover Cluster

Updated: June 24, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2

Hyper-V Replica is a feature of Hyper-V that replicates all changes on a virtual machine to a counterpart virtual machine hosted by a different server. It is simple to configure and does not require either shared storage or any particular storage hardware. Any server workload that can be virtualized in Hyper-V can be replicated. Replication works over any ordinary IP-based network, and the replicated data can be encrypted during transmission. Hyper-V Replica works with stand-alone servers, failover clusters, or a mixture of both. The servers can be physically co-located or widely separated geographically. The physical servers do not need to be in the same domain, or even joined to any domain at all.

For an overview of Hyper-V Replica, see Hyper-V Replica Overview.

For deployment information, see Deploy Hyper-V Replica.