Hyper-V Replica Broker

    As we already know Hyper-V replication we can use as our DR software. Using this valuable free feature of Hyper-V we can replicate virtual machine/s from one Hyper-V host to different Hyper-V host/s. Standalone Hyper-V environment, it’s very easy configuration we have to enable Hyper-V replication and replicate the virtual machines. But in a cluster environment, we have to think about virtual machine placement. We cannot guaranteed that the specific virtual machine is host in specific host.( We can do that, but this is not a correct way in a cluster environment). Hyper-V cluster environment we have to configure Hyper-V replica broker for configure the Hyper-V replication.

    Steps for configure Replica Broker

  • Open failover cluster manager > Select Configure Role
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  • Click on “Next”
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  • Select “Hyper-V Replica Broker” > Click on “Next”

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  • Assign a name for Hyper-V replica Broker > Assign a free IP Address > Click on “Next”
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  • This will create a computer object in AD
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  • Click on “Finish”
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  • To enable the replication right click on replica broker and select “Replication Settings”
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  • Select “Enable this cluster as a Replica Server” > Select “Use Kerberos”
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  • Assign a path for replica files
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  • From the firewall of all the host/s we have to enable the Hyper-V replica HTTP & Hyper-V Replica HTTPS
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