VM Group Replication Options for Hyper-V


When you configure a replication group for a Hyper-V destination, identify source VMs, and then provide Hyper-V specific values for replication to the destination site.

You can replicate to Hyper-V from streaming backups or backup copies from Hyper-V.

Content Options

  • Hypervisors: Select the hypervisor for the source VMs.

    When you edit an existing replication group, you cannot change this value.

  • Name: Enter a descriptive name for the replication group, or change the name.

  • Select VM group: Select an existing VM group, or select Create new VM group to add specific VMs and create a new VM group.

    When you edit an existing replication group, you cannot change this value.

  • Select VMs: Select specific virtual machines to be replicated and click OK.

    You can select VMs from the specified VM group.

  • Plan: When you choose to create a new VM group, select a previously defined server plan for the group.

Target Options

  • Recovery target: Select a previously defined recovery target or click Create new to create a new recovery target.

    When you edit an existing replication group, you cannot change this value.

  • Access Node: Select a VSA access node (previously called a proxy) that can be used to perform the replication operation.

  • Schedule: The only available option is Immediately after the backup job completes.

  • Warm site recovery (Restore destination VM at the time of failover): Move this toggle key to the right to create a destination VM only during a failover.

Advanced Options

  • Validate destination VM (Power ON and OFF): Select this option to verify that the destination VM is bootable by powering it on and then powering off. Changes resulting from the power on are not preserved. If guest tools are not installed on the source VM, validation is skipped even when this option is selected.

    If validation fails, the destination virtual machine reverts back to its last valid (bootable) state.

  • Select copy: Select the backup copy that should be used as source for the replication operation.

Override Options

Click Yes to override settings for specific VMs.

To change the destination settings for specific VMs, select the VMs from the Virtual machine list. You can enter the following information:

  • VM display name: Enter the display name for the destination VM, or enter a prefix or suffix to apply to multiple VMs.

    You can only change this value when adding a new VM or if the replication group is a warm site.

  • Register virtual machine with failover cluster: Select this option to register replicated virtual machines to the failover cluster for the destination client.

    Virtual machines in a failover cluster can migrate to another Hyper-V server.

    To register virtual machines with the failover cluster, the user account for the virtualization client must be part of the Hyper-V Administrators group.

    For a Hyper-V cluster, the user account must have full Cluster Permissions (Read and Full Control).

  • Network settings: Select a network interface from the Network adapter list.