Part 1: ASR Deployment Planner Tool


Before you even start putting together a plan for migrating an environment to Azure, you’ll want to know some of the specifics of that environment, for example:

  • VM compute – vCPU and RAM footprint
  • Disk performance usage – Peak Read and Write IOPS (Data Churn)

You’ll also want to know things like:

  • Required on-premises infrastructure footprint to facilitate replication
  • How much bandwidth is required to meet your chosen RPO (Recovery Point Objective)
  • VM replication eligibility – e.g. Server 2008 32 bit is not supported in Azure
  • Indicative costs for replication to Azure, including scheduled DR Drills

Enter the Azure Site Recovery (ASR) Deployment Planner Tool.  In this guide we’re going to go through the step-by-step process for both profiling our on-premises environment and then generating a report based on that information…so let’s get to it.

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