Test Virtual Machine Failover on Replica Hyper-V server (Microsoft Server 2012)

Test Virtual Machine Failover on Replica Hyper-V server

1) Open Hyper-V manager on the replica Hyper-V server

2) Right click the Virtual Machine you would like to test failover on

3) Click “Test Failover”

Test Failover

4) Select the recovery point

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5) See the Virtual Machine – “Test” is now visible on the replica Hyper-V server

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Enable replication failed : Hyper-V is not in a state to accept replication on the replica server

After replication was broken, Hyper-V failed  to setup Virtual Machine Replication

Error : Enable replication failed Hyper-V is not in a state to accept replication on the replica server

Enable replication failed Hyper-V is not in a state to acept replication on the replica server

Fix – Option

1) Delete the Virtual Machine from the replica server and setup replication from the primary

or

2) During the setup of replication, specify the export of the Virtual Machine to replicate on the replica server

Enable Virtual Machine replication in Hyper-V (Microsoft Server 2012)

Guide to Virtual Machine replication in Hyper-V (Microsoft Server 2012)

Open Hyper-V manager and select the virtual machine to replicate

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Select – Enable Replication

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Click Next to continue

 

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Select the replica server (Also running Hyper-V)

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Specify the connection type (Kerberos or Certificate)

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Select the VHDX file to replicate

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select replication options

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Send replication over the network or select replica export file

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Click Finish

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Virtual Machine replication will start
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Please note. This is a rough example and your should research your own methods and setup