Author- Samruddhi Raut, Cloud Engineer
Azure site recovery
Azure Site Recovery (ASR) makes it possible for businesses to minimize service downtimes due to IT operational interruptions. Microsoft Azure Site Recovery orchestrates and manages disaster recovery for both physical servers and Windows, Linux, Hyper-V, and VMware virtual machines
Azure Site Recovery provides two types of functionality
- Replication – Replication synchronizes the contents of the operating systems and the data disks attached to the servers and virtual machines hosted on either Azure or in the on-premises environment between the primary site and the secondary site.
- Orchestration – Orchestration is responsible for seamless failover and failback between the primary and the secondary sites if a disaster affects the primary site.
- Azure recovery service vault
- A physical computer on which to install the configuration server.
- Azure Storage Account
Next we are going to setup configuration server for physical server replication
Step 1. Create Recovery Service vault
Step2. From Site Recovery Infrastructure select Configuration server under VMware & Physical Machine
Step 4. Download Microsoft Site Recovery Setup and Registration key
Step 5. Run Set up and provide registration key
Successfully completed installation of azure site recovery setup
Step 6. Now we are going to enable replication on our physical server. For that we have created policy and associated that policy with our server.
Step 7. First we have to prepare infrastructure for replication so for that in site recovery select prepare infrastructure
Step 8. In the next step we are going to enable replication
In this step we have select configuration server, machine type which is physical
In this step we have done with our source environment next create target environment
After adding details of the target environment next we will add physical machine details name and IP address
Step 9. In the replication setting, we will add a policy for replication.
After adding all the details we will enable replication for the physical server
Successfully we have enable replication on physical server using configuration server.